NPL will offer curbside service at select locations beginning June 8. Get details.

Norse Mythology
(OverDrive Read, Kindle Book, Adobe EPUB eBook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(6)
4 star
 
(5)
3 star
 
(4)
2 star
 
(3)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Published:
W. W. Norton & Company 2017
Format:
OverDrive Read, Kindle Book, Adobe EPUB eBook
Status:
Checked Out
Description

"Remarkable.... Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos."—Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic


Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.


In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.


Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman's deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

Also in This Series
Formats
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
02/07/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393609103
ASIN:
B01HQA6EOC
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 5.7, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
830
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Neil Gaiman. (2017). Norse Mythology. W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Neil Gaiman. 2017. Norse Mythology. W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology. W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Neil Gaiman. Norse Mythology. W. W. Norton & Company, 2017. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection20

There are 4 holds on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
0181b506-d890-d6f9-2929-7b38707230d3
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Dec 09, 2016 16:22:34
Date Updated:
Nov 16, 2017 05:41:06
Last Metadata Check:
Jun 02, 2020 19:36:28
Last Metadata Change:
May 31, 2020 14:16:27
Last Availability Check:
Jun 02, 2020 19:36:28
Last Availability Change:
Jun 02, 2020 17:17:06
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jun 02, 2020 22:44:24

OverDrive Product Record

id
95419fe0-f927-410c-ac13-a45e0dfbcbad
primaryCreator
    • name: Neil Gaiman
    • role: Author
starRating
3.9
title
Norse Mythology
crossRefId
2833420
sortTitle
Norse Mythology
images
    • cover300Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0044-1/954/19F/E0/{95419FE0-F927-410C-AC13-A45E0DFBCBAD}Img400.jpg
    • cover:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0044-1/{95419FE0-F927-410C-AC13-A45E0DFBCBAD}Img100.jpg
    • thumbnail:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0044-1/{95419FE0-F927-410C-AC13-A45E0DFBCBAD}Img200.jpg
    • cover150Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0044-1/954/19F/E0/{95419FE0-F927-410C-AC13-A45E0DFBCBAD}Img150.jpg
dateAdded
2016-12-09T17:07:41.34-05:00
contentDetails
      • account:
          • id: 1351
          • name: Nashville Public Library (TN)
      • type: text/html
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=239&titleID=2833420
mediaType
eBook
formats
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780393609103
            • type: ISBN
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • value: B01HQA6EOC
            • type: ASIN
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780393609103
            • type: ISBN
      • name: OverDrive Read

OverDrive MetaData

interestLevel
MG+
isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: NorseMythology9780393609103
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 5509159
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780393609103
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 02/07/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=95419fe0-f927-410c-ac13-a45e0dfbcbad&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: NorseMythology9780393609103
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B01HQA6EOC
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 02/07/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=95419fe0-f927-410c-ac13-a45e0dfbcbad&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: NorseMythology9780393609103
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 4604287
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780393609103
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 02/07/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=95419fe0-f927-410c-ac13-a45e0dfbcbad&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Gaiman, Neil
      • bioText: Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times best-selling A View from the Cheap Seats, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Neverwhere, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, among other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner Awards. His novel American Gods will be a TV series airing in 2017. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a professor at Bard College.
      • name: Neil Gaiman
publishDate
2017-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
ATOS
5.7
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Norse Mythology
fullDescription

"Remarkable.... Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos."—Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman's deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

gradeLevels
      • value: Grade 4
      • value: Grade 5
popularity
6636
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BFAIAAA2J/products/95419fe0-f927-410c-ac13-a45e0dfbcbad/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
95419fe0-f927-410c-ac13-a45e0dfbcbad
starRating
4
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0044-1/{95419FE0-F927-410C-AC13-A45E0DFBCBAD}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0044-1/{95419FE0-F927-410C-AC13-A45E0DFBCBAD}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0044-1/954/19F/E0/{95419FE0-F927-410C-AC13-A45E0DFBCBAD}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0044-1/954/19F/E0/{95419FE0-F927-410C-AC13-A45E0DFBCBAD}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Mythology
publishDateText
02/07/2017
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

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 stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor's hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman—difficult with his beard and huge appetite—to...

sortTitle
Norse Mythology
lexileScore
830
crossRefId
2833420
publisher
W. W. Norton & Company