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The Resource Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman

Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman

Label
Norse mythology
Title
Norse mythology
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gaiman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendencey to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.--
Summary
After reading Gaiman's account of Norse mythology, I doubt that I will ever forget how the gods of Asgard acquired their treasures. Thor's hammer that never misses its mark, Freya's incredible ship that shrinks to the size of a pocketable silk scarf, Odin's powerful spear, all came to be because of Loki's mischief. Above all, I will not forget the ill-gotten and ill-treated children of Loki who bring about Ragnarok, the end of earth and heaven and the death of the gods. Everything feels very real and very now when told by someone who has obviously drunk of the 'mead of the poets.' -- Catherine Stanton for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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Assigning source
adapted from author website
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528390
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The players -- Before the beginning, and after -- Yggdrasil and the nine worlds -- Mimir's head and Odin's eye -- The treasures of the gods -- The master builder -- The children of Loki -- Freya's unusual wedding -- The mead of poets -- Thor's journey to the land of the giants -- The apples of immortality -- The story of Gerd and Frey -- Hymir and Thor's fishing expedition -- The death of Balder -- The last days of Loki -- Ragnarok : The final destiny of the gods
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780393609097
Lccn
2016046917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953222837
Label
Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The players -- Before the beginning, and after -- Yggdrasil and the nine worlds -- Mimir's head and Odin's eye -- The treasures of the gods -- The master builder -- The children of Loki -- Freya's unusual wedding -- The mead of poets -- Thor's journey to the land of the giants -- The apples of immortality -- The story of Gerd and Frey -- Hymir and Thor's fishing expedition -- The death of Balder -- The last days of Loki -- Ragnarok : The final destiny of the gods
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780393609097
Lccn
2016046917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953222837

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