The Penguin Book Of Norse Myths: Gods Of The Vikings

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
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  • : $29.99(AUD)
  • : 9780241982075
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Viking
  • : January 2018
  • : 29.99
  • : April 2018
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  • : books

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  • : Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Barcode 9780241982075
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Description

The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories.

A series of intertwined tales which together form a strange and fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, battles and couplings, the Norse myths are as exciting to read as they are of vast cultural and historical importance.

Taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnorak, and featuring the exploits and adventures of such legendary figures as Odin, Thor and Loki, The Penguin Book of the Norse Mythsbrings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories.

Reviews

Stately or bucolic, heroic or comic, romantic or gross, horrific or gentle, deeply ironic or deeply moving, the myths here retold yield up their mood and substance * The Times Literary Supplement * A collection of dramatic, moving, intricately structured stories ... a scholarly survey and compendium of Norse mythology ... a sustained poem distinguished by the icy precision of its language * The Times Educational Supplement *