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Hobbits, Elves and Wizards: The Wonders and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings"

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Publisher Comments:

Middle-earth, Moria, Gandalf, Galadriel, Frodo, Bilbo Baggins: The places and characters that sprang from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien will live forever in the imaginations of millions of readers. In Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards, Michael Stanton, a devoted expert on science fiction and fantasy literature, offers an extraordinary encounter with The Lord of the Rings. Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match The Lord of the Rings, Stanton delves critically into the richness of the story. He explores the intricacies of its dialogue and illuminates the idiosyncratic nature of its characters. Stanton guides the reader through the thickets of characters and places Tolkien creates, eschewing academic jargon and an overload of literary criticism to provide an understandable look at Tolkien's fantasyscape. He looks at characters, places, the various books of the epic, dreams, and the notions of time and history, providing a rich and wonderful portrait of Tolkien's world that no one will want to be without.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-183) and index.

Synopsis:

This will be the year of J.R.R. Tolkien when New Line 2001 Cinema releases the first part of a three part epic adaptation of The Lord of the Rings in December and the buzz has already begun among the hoards of Tolkien fans. Michael Stanton, a noted expert on science fiction and fantasy literature, has written an indispensible new guide to Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings for readers and viewers alike. Stanton, who has been teaching Tolkien's epic for over 25 years at the University of Vermont, guides the reader through the thickets of characters and places Tolkien creates eschewing academic jargon and an overload of literary criticism to provide an understandable look at Tolkien's fantasyscape. He looks at characters, places, the various books of the epic, dreams, the notions of time and history, providing a rich and wonderful guide to Tolkien's world that no one will want to be without this year.

About the Author

Michael N. Stanton has been teaching English literature at the University of Vermont since 1971 and teaches Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings every year. He has written on science fiction and fantasy literature as well as on Dickens and Melville.

Table of Contents

  1. Backgrounds
  2. Geography, history, theme
  3. Thefellowship of the ring : prologue and book I
  4. Thefellowship of the ring : book II
  5. Ashort interlude
  6. Thetwo towers : book III
  7. Thetwo towers : book IV
  8. Thereturn of the King : book V
  9. Thereturn of the King : book VI
  10. Theelves
  11. Thedwarves
  12. Theents
  13. Humankind
  14. Darkness, evil, and forms of the enemy
  15. On languages
  16. Mind, spirit, and dream in The Lord of the rings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312238261
Subtitle:
(exploring the wonders and worlds of J).R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the rings"
Author:
Stanton, Michael N.
Publisher:
Palgrave for St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Middle Earth
Edition Number:
1st Palgrave ed.
Edition Description:
Palgrave
Series Volume:
107-177
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
xii, 192 p.
Dimensions:
8.58x5.82x.83 in. .81 lbs.

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Product details xii, 192 p. pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312238261 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-183) and index.
"Synopsis" by , This will be the year of J.R.R. Tolkien when New Line 2001 Cinema releases the first part of a three part epic adaptation of The Lord of the Rings in December and the buzz has already begun among the hoards of Tolkien fans. Michael Stanton, a noted expert on science fiction and fantasy literature, has written an indispensible new guide to Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings for readers and viewers alike. Stanton, who has been teaching Tolkien's epic for over 25 years at the University of Vermont, guides the reader through the thickets of characters and places Tolkien creates eschewing academic jargon and an overload of literary criticism to provide an understandable look at Tolkien's fantasyscape. He looks at characters, places, the various books of the epic, dreams, the notions of time and history, providing a rich and wonderful guide to Tolkien's world that no one will want to be without this year.
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