Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman
     
 

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Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions

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Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that 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 reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/01/2016
Fantasy phenomenon Gaiman, who draws on the tales of the North Germanic people in his work, now combines them into a single novelistic arc. See also Carolyne Larrington's heavily illustrated The Norse Myths: A Guide to Viking and Scandinavian Gods and Heroes (Thames & Hudson. 208p. ISBN 9780500251966. $24.95), also in February.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393609097
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/07/2017
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
24,162
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of the best-selling Trigger
Warning, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard
Book, Coraline, The Sandman series, and many other works.
His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula,
World Fantasy, and Will Eisner Awards. His novel American
Gods is being made into a TV series to air in 2017.
Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Website:
http://www.neilgaiman.com