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Publisher Comments:

J.R.R. Tolkien had a great knowledge of, and love for, world mythology when he wrote his beloved trilogy of Middle Earth. In particular, the symbol of the Ring has a rich and fascinating heritage, and this beautifully illustrated literary detective work searches down Tolkien's sources and inspiration. To understand the roots of The Lord of the Rings, we must go far back, to a tradition of ring-quest tales that came into being before the pyramids of Egypt were built, or the walls of Babylon raised. The extraordinary journey passes through the most magical stories told: Norse myths, including the Volsunga Saga; the Arthurian legends; the Carolingian tales, linked to the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne; Celtic and Saxon myths; German romances, such as the Nibelungenlied; and more. By drawing on these potent primary myths and legends, Tolkien was able himself to create a new mythology for the 20th century--and beyond.

Synopsis:

In this beautifully illustrated, "detective" work, Day shows how Tolkien created his own mythology by drawing upon the primary myths and legends of the world, especially those pertaining to rings. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586635275
Author:
Lee, Alan
Author:
Lee, Alan
Author:
Day, David
Publisher:
Barnes and Noble
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Rings
Subject:
Mythology in literature
Subject:
Rings in literature.
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
BG-FICTION OVER $5 - BG-SEC FICT $5/10
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 5, no. 3
Publication Date:
20000315
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this beautifully illustrated, "detective" work, Day shows how Tolkien created his own mythology by drawing upon the primary myths and legends of the world, especially those pertaining to rings. Full-color illustrations throughout.
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