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    DescriptionHere are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing doomsday for gods and humans alike. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world.


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    Title
    The Norse Myths
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 270
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780394748467
    ISBN 10: 0394748468
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF, HRKP
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25490
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    BISAC V2.8: FIC051000, REL017000
    DC21: 293.13
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLCPR
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 293/.13, 293
    LC classification: BL860 .C76 1980, BL860.C76
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, QRS
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Pantheon Books
    Publication date
    01 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Kevin Crossley-Holland has published several outstanding collections of myths, legends, and folktales, and is an award-winning poet and author of children's books. His King Arthur trilogy has been translated into twenty-two languages and has sold more than a million copies. He and his Minnesota-born wife live in Norfolk, England.
    Review quote
    "Kevin Crossley-Holland retells the Norse myths in clear, attractive prose . . . An excellent introduction, notes, and a glossary provide mythological and historical backgrounds and suggest parallels with myths in other parts of the world." -"The Denver Post"
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    Drawing on a wide variety of sources, the author has re-created 32 classic Norse Myths that compete in power with Greek mythology.