Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman (Paperback)

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Product Details

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9780393356182
Department
Books
Released
6 Mar 2018
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Neil Gaiman
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
W W Norton & Co Inc
Language
English
Number of Pages
304
Dimensions
210 x 140mm

Summary

  • 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.Norse MythologyGaiman 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.

Fiction

General Subject
Folklore/Mythology
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
Dewey Classification
398

Author Bio

Gaiman, Neil: - Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times best-selling A View from the Cheap Seats, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Neverwhere, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, among other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner Awards. His novel American Gods aired as a TV series in 2017. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a professor at Bard College.

Customer Reviews

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Interesting and a quick read if you are looking for something informative but not textbook

Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material.

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Definitely short, but a great read. After playing God Of War, I wanted to read more of the Norse Gods. This version is different but just as entertaining.