Black binding with black endpapers. 224 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. --Book is near fine, with only slight rubbing at corners. No markings, interior pages fresh and clean. Dust jacket is near fine with a slight bit of rubbing wear at tops of spine and flap folds. In clear archival cover. ~~ An excellent treatise by an established expert on Old Norse culture. From the DJ: [This] is the first book to show how and why the Norse myths have so powerfully resonated from era to era: from the Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; from the twilight of the gods in Wagner's Götterdämmerung to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor; and from Neil Gaiman's American Gods to the cult appeal of Viking Metal . . . [It] shows in what ways the Norse myths have impacted on the western mind, across the fields of literature, art, music and politics."