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By George Beahm

ISBN-10: 1564147029

ISBN-13: 9781564147028

Breaking new flooring, it is a should have for any Tolkien fan trying to research extra in regards to the reclusive professor from Oxford who reluctantly grew to become a star due to his ''hobbit-forming'' books. it's a complete reference paintings lengthy awaited by way of the hundreds of thousands of Tolkien lovers through the global who've obtained a hundred million copies of his books, in additional than forty languages. This booklet can also be in particular beautiful to the thousands of recent fans-moviegoers-turned-readers-who have rushed from theaters to bookstores all over the world to hunt additional information approximately Tolkien and his paintings. Profusely illustrated, it gains 100 images and drawings from famous fable artist Colleen Doran, plus paintings portfolios by means of Tolkien calendar artist Tim Kirk, and canopy artist Donato Giancola. Chock-full of sidebars, costs, and brief interviews, this consultant to Middle-earth and past may be an integral addition to any Tolkien assortment.

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The only book of its kind, this send-up bears a cautionary note: “This paperback edition, and no other, has been published solely for the purpose of making a few fast bucks. ” At least the folks at the Harvard Lampoon, unlike some other authors, are honest—it’s about the moolah. Celebrating Middle-earth: The Lord of the Rings as a Defense of Western Civilization, by John G. West, Jr. 95, trade paperback). An anthology of papers given at a conference at Seattle Pacific University in November 2001.

JRR Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-Earth, by Bradley J. 95, hardback). A wellwritten, well-researched study of Tolkien’s spirituality; specifically, the influence of Roman Catholicism on the man and his work. The Languages of Middle-earth, by Ruth S. Noel (Houghton Mifflin, $16, paperback). Unlike other authors, whose names, places, and, especially, languages are the products of sheer imagination with no linguistic underpinnings, Tolkien was a philologist—he loved words and their meanings, and was fluent in several languages and dialects.

This book, observed Christopher Tolkien, was another matter entirely: The narratives in this book are indeed on an altogether different footing: taken together they constitute no whole, and the book is no more than a collection of writings, disparate in form, intent, finish, and date of composition (and in my own treatment of them), concerned with Númenor and Middle-earth. R. Tolkien acknowledged that he considered the pseudo-history of Middle-earth supplementary reading. ” For those to whom the appendices matter very much, Unfinished Tales is a worthy addition, including narratives from the First, Second, and Third Ages of Middle-earth.

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