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Ragnarok

(2011)
The End of the Gods
(Book 15 in the Myths series)
A novel by

 
 
In the footsteps of Margaret Atwood's bestselling Penelopiad comes an intensely autobiographical and timely tale from the Booker Prize-winning author of Possession and The Children's Book.

Recently evacuated to the British countryside and with World War Two raging around her, one young girl is struggling to make sense of her life. She is given a book of ancient Norse legends and her inner and outer worlds are transformed...

The Ragnarok myth, otherwise known as the Twilight of the Gods, plays out the endgame of Norse mythology. It is the myth in which the gods Odin, Freya and Thor die, the sun and moon are swallowed by the wolf Fenrir, and the serpent Jörmungandr eats her own tale as she crushes the world and the seas boil with poison. This epic struggle provided the fitting climax to Wagner's Ring Cycle; Byatt has taken this remarkable finale and used it as the underpinning of a highly personal and politically charged retelling.

This is a landmark work of literature from one of England's truly great writers. It is a book about how stories can shape the life of a child and give us the courage to face our own demise.

Genre: Fantasy    

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February 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ragnarok: The End of the Gods (Myths)
Author(s): A S Byatt
ISBN: 0-8021-2992-7 / 978-0-8021-2992-5 (USA edition)
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October 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ragnarok: The End Of The Gods
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September 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ragnarok: the End of the Gods (Myths)
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ragnarok: the End of the Gods (Canons)
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ISBN: 1-78211-718-0 / 978-1-78211-718-6 (UK edition)
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ragnarok
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ragnarok
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Title: Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
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June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ragnarok: the End of the Gods (Canons)
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ISBN: 1-84767-297-3 / 978-1-84767-297-1 (UK edition)
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ragnarok: the End of the Gods
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ragnarok: the End of the Gods
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ISBN: 1-84767-843-2 / 978-1-84767-843-0 (UK edition)
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December 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
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February 2013 : UK Audio CD
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February 2012 : USA Audio CD
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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February 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
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September 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
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August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ragnarok: the End of the Gods (Myths)
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