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Ragnarok is the story of the end of the world. It is a tale of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the gods themselves. What more relevant myth could any modern writer find? As the bombs rain down in the Battle of Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new wartime life. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods - a book of ancient Norse myths - and her inner and outer worlds are transformed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 155 x 232 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • ISIS Large Print Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0753188856
  • 9780753188859

About A. S. Byatt

A. S. BYATT is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short-story writer and critic. Her books include "Possession," "The Children's Book" and the quartet of "The Virgin in the Garden," "Still Life," "Babel Tower" and "A Whistling Woman." She was appointed Dame of the British Empire in 1999.
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A "Globe and Mail" Best Book

"What she has made in this case--thanks to a rare fusion of imagination and intellect, sensual poetry and cerebral prose, youthful joy and elderly wisdom--is an entire world, compressed but energetically alive in all its details. When we have artists like this, who needs gods?"
--"The Observer "

"Byatt's prose is majestic, the lush descriptive passages--jewelled one minute, gory the next--a pleasure to get lost in."
--"The Telegraph"

"The stern beauty of the writing makes the slender book frighteningly compelling."
--"National Post"

"The pleasures afforded by this treatment of the myth are numerous. Byatt paints beautiful and fantastic word-pictures, glittering verbal special effects."
--"The Scotsman"

"Brilliantly effective. . . . Surely among the most beautiful and incisive [pages] Byatt has ever written."
--"The Independent"

"From the Hardcover edition."
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3,715 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
5 18% (655)
4 34% (1,248)
3 33% (1,212)
2 13% (465)
1 4% (135)
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