A Tolkien Compass

A Tolkien Compass

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Baker & Taylor
The structure, content, and character of Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are dealt with in ten critical essays.

Perseus Publishing
This guide to travels in Middle-Earth includes an original chapter by Tolkien himself, explaining the meaning and origin of the names in Lord of the Rings. Can hobbits be psychoanalyzed? Does Tolkien’s Christianity shine through his imitations of pagan legends? Do his books offer a useful guide to everyday life? These and many more questions are addressed in the eleven chapters of this book. Contributors analyze Gollum’s character transformation, the psychological journey of Bilbo, the regime set up by Saruman at the end of Lord of the Rings and its parallels to fascism, the books’ narrative technique, and Tolkien’s rich use of myth and symbol. This is an insightful book that will appeal to both old and new Tolkien fans.

This guide to travels in Middle-Earth includes an original chapter by Tolkien himself, explaining the meaning and origin of the names in Lord of the Rings. Can hobbits be psychoanalyzed? Does Tolkien’s Christianity shine through his imitations of pagan legends? Do his books offer a useful guide to everyday life? These and many more questions are addressed in the eleven chapters of this book. Contributors analyze Gollum’s character transformation, the psychological journey of Bilbo, the regime set up by Saruman at the end of Lord of the Rings and its parallels to fascism, the books’ narrative technique, and Tolkien’s rich use of myth and symbol. This is an insightful book that will appeal to both old and new Tolkien fans.


Baker
& Taylor

An insightful guide to Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth includes a chapter from the great fantasy writer in which he explains the origin and meaning of names in the Lord of the Rings and delves deeply into many of the mysteries of this fanciful place. Original.

Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, c2003
ISBN: 9780875483030
0875483038
Branch Call Number: 823.912 Tolki-T 2003
Characteristics: xi, 164 p
Additional Contributors: Lobdell, Jared 1937-

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