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Norse Mythology

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"Remarkable.... Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos."—Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman's deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.


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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780393609103
  • Release date: February 7, 2017

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780393609103
  • File size: 4605 KB
  • Release date: February 7, 2017

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780393609103
  • File size: 5510 KB
  • Release date: February 7, 2017

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.7
Lexile® Measure:830
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:4-5

"Remarkable.... Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos."—Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman's deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    W. W. Norton & Company

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9780393609103
    Release date: February 7, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780393609103
    File size: 4605 KB
    Release date: February 7, 2017

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780393609103
    File size: 5510 KB
    Release date: February 7, 2017

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.7
    Lexile® Measure: 830
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 4-5
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