The girl with the dragon tattoo / by Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st American ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description.
    • Notes:
      "Published September 19, 2008"--Title page verso.
      "This translation originally published ... by MacLehose Press ... London"--Title page verso.
      Originally published in Swedish: Stockholm : Norstedts, 2005.
    • Other Titles:
      Män som hatar kvinnor. English
    • ISBN:
      9780307269751
      0307269752
      9780307595577
      0307595579
      9781607517702
      1607517701
      9780307454546
      0307454541
    • Accession Number:
      2008017771
    • Accession Number:
      ocn226304725
      226304725
    • Accession Number:
      fay.582143
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LARSSON, S.; KEELAND, R. The girl with the dragon tattoo. 1st American ed. [s. l.]: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. ISBN 9780307269751. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.582143. Acesso em: 17 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Larsson S, Keeland R. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 1st American ed. Alfred A. Knopf; 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.582143. Accessed February 17, 2020.
    • APA:
      Larsson, S., & Keeland, R. (2008). The girl with the dragon tattoo (1st American ed.). Alfred A. Knopf.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Larsson, Stieg, and Reg Keeland. 2008. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 1st American ed. Millennium: 1. Alfred A. Knopf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.582143.
    • Harvard:
      Larsson, S. and Keeland, R. (2008) The girl with the dragon tattoo. 1st American ed. Alfred A. Knopf (Millennium: 1). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.582143 (Accessed: 17 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Larsson, S & Keeland, R 2008, The girl with the dragon tattoo, 1st American ed., Millennium: 1, Alfred A. Knopf, viewed 17 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Larsson, Stieg, and Reg Keeland. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 1st American ed., Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.582143.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Larsson, Stieg, and Reg Keeland. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 1st American ed. Millennium: 1. Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.582143.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Larsson S, Keeland R. The girl with the dragon tattoo [Internet]. 1st American ed. Alfred A. Knopf; 2008 [cited 2020 Feb 17]. (Millennium: 1). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.582143

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2008 August #1

The first U.S. appearance of another major Swedish crime writer is cause for celebration but also disappointment: Larsson, an acclaimed journalist as well as the author of the award-winning Millenium trilogy, of which this is the first volume, died in 2004. The editor of a magazine called Expo, which was dedicated to fighting right-wing extremism, Larsson brings his journalistic background to bear in his first novel. It is the story of a crusading reporter, Mikail Blomkvist, who has been convicted of libel for his exposé of crooked financier Wennerstrom. Then another Swedish financier, a rival of Wennerstrom, wants to hire Blomkvist to solve the decades-old disappearance of his niece from the family's island compound in the north of Sweden. If Blomkvist works on the project for a year, his employer will deliver the goods on Wennerstrom. Blomkvist takes the job and soon finds himself trying to unlock the grisly multigenerational secrets in a hideously dysfunctional family's many closets. Helping  him dig through those closets is the novel's real star, the girl with the dragon tattoo, Lisbeth Salander, a ward of the state who happens to be Sweden's most formidable computer hacker and a fearless foe of women-hating men. Larsson has two great stories (and two star-worthy characters) here, and if he never quite brings them togetherâ€"the conclusion of the Wennerstrom campaign seems almost anticlimactic after  the action-filled finale on the islandâ€"the novel nevertheless offers compelling chunks of investigative journalism, high-tech sleuthing, and psychosexual drama. What a shame that we only have three books in which to watch the charismatic Lisbeth Salander take on the world! Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2008 May #1

Wealthy young Harriet Vanger disappeared 40 years ago, and Uncle Henrik always thought she was murdered. Now he's drafted a hotshot journalist and a tattooed hacker to investigate. An expert on right-wing extremists, Swedish author Larsson died in 2004. This international best seller arrives here with a 100,000-copy first printing. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

LJ Reviews 2008 August #1

Ever since Knopf editor Sonny Mehta bought the U.S. rights last November, the prepublication buzz on this dark, moody crime thriller by a Swedish journalist has grown steadily. A best seller in Europe (it outsold the Bible in Denmark), this first entry in the "Millennium" trilogy finally lands in America. Is the hype justified? Yes. Despite a sometimes plodding translation and a few implausible details, this complex, multilayered tale, which combines an intricate financial thriller with an Agatha Christie-like locked-room mystery set on an island, grabs the reader from the first page. Convicted of libeling a prominent businessman and awaiting imprisonment, financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist agrees to industrialist Henrik Vanger's request to investigate the 40-year-old disappearance of Vanger's 16-year-old niece, Harriet. In return, Vanger will help Blomkvist dig up dirt on the corrupt businessman. Assisting in Blomkvist's investigation is 24-year-old Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but enigmatic computer hacker. Punkish, tattooed, sullen, antisocial, and emotionally damaged, she is a compelling character, much like Carol O'Connell's Kathy Mallory, and this reviewer looks forward to learning more of her backstory in the next two books (The Girl Who Played with Fire and Castles in the Sky ). Sweden may be the land of blondes, Ikea, and the Midnight Sun, but Larsson, who died in 2004, brilliantly exposes its dark heart: sexual violence against women, a Nazi past, and corporate corruption. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/03.]—Wilda Williams, Library Journal

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LJ Reviews 2008 December #1

Larsson's gripping debut thriller about the decades-old disappearance of a teenage heiress exposes the darkness beneath Sweden's sunny blond veneer and introduces us to the memorable Lisbeth Salander, a tattooed, antisocial computer hacker. (LJ 8/08) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2008 July #2

Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family's remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller by muckraking Swedish journalist Larsson. At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden's dirty not-so-little secrets (as suggested by its original title, Men Who Hate Women ), this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple: disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist, freshly sentenced to jail for libeling a shady businessman, and the multipierced and tattooed Lisbeth Salander, a feral but vulnerable superhacker. Hired by octogenarian industrialist Henrik Vanger, who wants to find out what happened to his beloved great-niece before he dies, the duo gradually uncover a festering morass of familial corruption—at the same time, Larsson skillfully bares some of the similar horrors that have left Salander such a marked woman. Larsson died in 2004, shortly after handing in the manuscripts for what will be his legacy. 100,000 first printing. (Sept.)

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