Understanding the Lord of the Rings

Understanding the Lord of the Rings Author Rose A. Zimbardo
ISBN-10 0618422536
Release 2005-04-14
Pages 294
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Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more. Original.



Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings

Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings Author William Ready
ISBN-10 OCLC:895148243
Release 1966
Pages 96
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Understanding The Lord of the Rings

Understanding The Lord of the Rings Author Ted Hodges
ISBN-10 1590182340
Release 2003-01
Pages 96
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Provides an examination of the story's structure, a detailed analysis of important concepts within the work, and a brief biography of the author.



The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring Author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
ISBN-10 0547928211
Release 2012
Pages 398
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In anticipation of the new film The Hobbit, opening in December 2012, comes a reissue of the first book in The Lord of the Rings series. Reissue. 200,000 first printing.



J R R Tolkien s Sanctifying Myth

J  R  R  Tolkien   s Sanctifying Myth Author Bradley J. Birzer
ISBN-10 9781497648913
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 245
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Since the appearance of The Lord of the Rings in 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have always sold briskly, appealing to a wide and diverse audience of intellectuals, religious believers, fantasy enthusiasts, and science fiction aficionados. Now, Peter Jackson’s film version of Tolkien’s trilogy—with its accompanying Rings-related paraphernalia and publicity—is playing a unique role in the dissemination of Tolkien’s imaginative creation to the masses. Yet, for most readers and viewers, the underlying meaning of Middle-earth has remained obscure. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with this fresh study. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth, Birzer explains the surprisingly specific religious symbolism that permeates Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. He also explores the social and political views that motivated the Oxford don, ultimately situating Tolkien within the Christian humanist tradition represented by Thomas More and T. S. Eliot, Dante and C. S. Lewis. Birzer argues that through the genre of myth Tolkien created a world that is essentially truer than the one we think we see around us every day, a world that transcends the colorless disenchantment of our postmodern age. “A small knowledge of history,” Tolkien once wrote, “depresses one with the sense of the everlasting weight of human iniquity.” As Birzer demonstrates, Tolkien’s recognition of evil became mythologically manifest in the guise of Ringwraiths, Orcs, Sauron, and other dark beings. But Tolkien was ultimately optimistic: even weak, bumbling hobbits and humans, as long as they cling to the Good, can finally prevail. Bradley Birzer has performed a great service in elucidating Tolkien’s powerful moral vision.



Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings

Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings Author William Bernard Ready
ISBN-10 044686157X
Release 1969
Pages 96
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Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings Author Lynnette R. Porter
ISBN-10 0275985210
Release 2005
Pages 224
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Celebrates the unsung heroes in the Lord of the Rings books and movies.



J R R Tolkien

J R R  Tolkien Author Tom Shippey
ISBN-10 9780547524436
Release 2014-02-21
Pages 384
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Recent polls have consistently declared that J.R.R. Tolkien is "the most influential author of the century," and The Lord of the Rings is "the book of the century." In support of these claims, the prominent medievalist and scholar of fantasy Professor Tom Shippey now presents us with a fascinating companion to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, focusing in particular on The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. The core of the book examines The Lord of the Rings as a linguistic and cultural map and as a response to the meaning of myth. It presents a unique argument to explain the nature of evil and also gives the reader a compelling insight into the unparalleled level of skill necessary to construct such a rich and complex story. Shippey also examines The Hobbit, explaining the hobbits' anachronistic relationship to the heroic world of Middle-earth, and shows the fundamental importance of The Silmarillion to the canon of Tolkien's work. He offers as well an illuminating look at other, lesser-known works in their connection to Tolkien's life.



The Philosophy of Tolkien

The Philosophy of Tolkien Author Peter Kreeft
ISBN-10 1586170252
Release 2005
Pages 237
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While nothing can equal or replace the adventure in reading Tolkien's masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Kreeft says that the journey into its underlying philosophy can be another exhilarating adventure. Thus, Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle earth. He organizes the philosophical themes in The Lord of the Rings into 50 categories, accompanied by over 1,000 references to the text of Lord.Since many of the great questions of philosophy are included in the 50-theme outline, this book can also be read as an engaging introduction to philosophy. For each of the philosophical topics in Lord, Kreeft presents tools by which they can be understood. Illustrated.



Understanding the Leitmotif

Understanding the Leitmotif Author Matthew Bribitzer-Stull
ISBN-10 9781107098398
Release 2015-05-14
Pages 356
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Through analysis, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull explores the legacy of the leitmotif, from Wagner's Ring cycle to present-day Hollywood film music.



The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings Author Wayne G. Hammond
ISBN-10 9780007270606
Release 2008
Pages 894
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Since its first publication fifty years ago, The Lord of the Rings has generated an almost unparalleled interest from both fans and critics alike. Every detail of its 500,000+ words has been examined and discussed, making it the most widely studied - and enjoyed - work of fiction of the 20th century.In The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull unravel the story of how an epic battle has been fought for decades, first by Professor Tolkien, then by his son, Christopher, to maintain the integrity of this huge story. They examine the work chapter by chapter, providing details of:,*Notes on significant author changes, when they entered, and any background history,*Notes on changes made by Christopher Tolkien, and differences between the earliest manuscripts and the printed text,*References to people, places and events that appear in other Tolkien books,*Explanations of unusual words,*Appearing for the first time, Tolkien's own "Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings", with fascinating notes by him about many of the names he inventedThe Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion will provide a unique insight into the creative process of a true genius, and will offer a detailed and informative account of how the Book of the Century has evolved from one generation to the next.



Watching the Lord of the Rings

Watching the Lord of the Rings Author Martin Barker
ISBN-10 0820463965
Release 2008
Pages 297
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How did audiences across the world respond to the films of "The Lord of the Rings"? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials. Contributors use these materials to explore a series of widely speculated questions: why is film fantasy important to different kinds of viewers? Through marketing, previews and reviews, debates and cultural chatter, how are audiences prepared for a film like this? How did fans of the book respond to its adaptation on screen? How do people choose their favorite characters? How was the films' reception shaped by different national and cultural contexts? The answers to these questions shed fresh light on the extraordinary popularity of "The Lord of the Rings" and provide important new insights into the global reception of cinema in the twenty-first century.



The Ring and the Cross

The Ring and the Cross Author Paul E. Kerry
ISBN-10 9781611470642
Release 2011
Pages 310
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The impact of Christianity on Tolkien's oeuvre, with particular reference to The Lord of the Rings. An articulate and authoritative analyses of Tolkien's Roman Catholicism and the role it plays in understanding his writings. The volume's contributors deftly explain the kinds of interpretations put forward and evidence marshaled when arguing for or against religious influence. The Ring and the Cross invites readers to draw their own conclusions about a subject that has fascinated Tolkien enthusiasts since the publication of his masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Paul E. Kerry is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, visiting fellow at The Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, and research associate at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.



Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies Author William Golding
ISBN-10 9780571267385
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 176
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Since it was first published in 1954, William Golding's classic debut novel has remained a stark allegory of civilization, survival, and human nature. As dystopian stories like Hunger Games and Battle Royale surge in popularity, this haunting tale of a group of young boys stranded on a desert island still captivates schoolchildren around the world, raising timeless and profound questions about how easily society can slip into chaos and savagery when rules and order have been abandoned. When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. From the prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph to the lovable Piggy and brutish Jack, each of the boys attempts to establish control as the reality- and brutal savagery-of their situation sets in. A teacher himself, Golding clearly understood how to interest children with a gripping story and strong, sympathetic characters. The novel serves as a catalyst for thought-provoking discussion and analysis of universal issues, not only concerning the capabilities of humans for good and evil and the fragility of moral inhibition, but beyond. The boys' struggle to find a way of existing in a community with no fixed boundaries invites readers to evaluate the concepts involved in social and political constructs and moral frameworks. Symbolism is strong throughout, revealing both the boys' capacity for empathy and hope, as well as illuminating the darkest corners of the human spirit. Ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are called into question as the reader has to consider who has a right to power, why, and what the consequences of the acquisition of power may be. Often compared to Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies also represents a coming-of-age story of innocence lost.



Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings Author Jane Chance
ISBN-10 9780813138015
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 184
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" With New Line Cinema's production of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the popularity of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is unparalleled. Tolkien's books continue to be bestsellers decades after their original publication. An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork is the first to explore its "mythology of power"--that is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the twentieth-century parallels presented in the trilogy.



Following Gandalf

Following Gandalf Author Matthew T. Dickerson
ISBN-10 1587430851
Release 2003
Pages 234
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In this new work, Dickerson offers a specifically Christian exploration of morality, choices, and free will in "The Lord of the Rings."



Tolkien s Ordinary Virtues

Tolkien s Ordinary Virtues Author Mark Eddy Smith
ISBN-10 0830823123
Release 2002
Pages 141
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For Christians who are fans of Tolkien, Smith compares the tales of the Hobbits to those of spirituality, wherein God calls those that listen to embark on a journey.