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Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman

Label
Norse mythology
Title
Norse mythology
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gaiman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Having already appropriated Odin and Loki for his novel American Gods, Gaiman turns his restless imagination to a retelling of Norse folklore (a youthful interest of his). He begins by introducing us to the three main mythological figures: Odin, the highest and oldest of the gods; his son, Thor, who makes up in brawn what he lacks in brains; and Loki, offspring of giants and a wily trickster. In a series of stories, we learn how Thor acquired his famous hammer, Mjollnir, how Odin tricked a giant into building a wall around Asgard, the home of the gods, how Loki helped Thor retrieve his hammer from the ogre that had stolen it, and how a visit to the land of the giants resulted in the humbling of Thor and Loki. In most of the stories, a consistent dynamic rules as one god tries to get something over on another god, but novelist that he is, Gaiman also provides a dramatic continuity to these stories that takes us from the birth of the gods to their blood-soaked twilight. Employing dialogue that is anachronistically current in nature, Gaiman has great fun in bringing these gods down to a human level. Like John Gardner in Grendel, a classic retelling of Beowulf, and Philip Pullman in his rewriting of Hans Christian Andersen stories, Gaiman takes a well-worn subject and makes it his own
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaiman, Neil
Dewey number
293/.13
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL860
LC item number
.G35 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology, Norse
  • Mythology, Norse
  • FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Label
Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction -- 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 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 -- A glossary
Control code
ocn971508785
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
331 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410499493
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017002602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971508785
  • (Sirsi) a1981213
Label
Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction -- 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 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 -- A glossary
Control code
ocn971508785
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
331 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410499493
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017002602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971508785
  • (Sirsi) a1981213

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