A Tolkien Treasury

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

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J.R.R. Tolkien's admirers form an international community of writers, scholars, and artists. This richly illustrated anthology gathers together three decades of work dedicated to the master of fantasy. With poems, stories, songs, and dozens of illustrations, A Tolkien Treasur, y is a unique celebration of the author and his creations—the mythical world of Middle-Earth and the magical creatures who inhabit it. Critical essays by W.H. Auden, Edmund Wilson, Colin Wilson, and others explore Tolkien's imaginative world. Scenes from , The Hobbit, and , Lord of the Rings, are brought to life in drawings by Michael Green and full-color paintings by Tom Kirk. Also included is a concise biography that offers insights into the author's life, quizzes, recipes, and more.

The Tolkien Treasury: Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 912

View: 728

De luxe boxed gift set of Tolkien s most popular and charming tales; full of wit and humour, giants, dragons, magic and more, they are collected together for the first time and will delight readers of all ages. Farmer Giles did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land The Adventures of Tom Bombadil collects hobbit-verses from the Red Book and other poems relating legends and jests of the Shire at the end of the Third Age. Smith of Wootton Major tells of the preparation of the Great Cake to mark the Feast of Good Children and the magical events which follow. Roverandom is a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. The story was written to console Tolkien's four-year-old son, Michael, who lost a beloved toy dog on the beach."

J.R.R. Tolkien

Master of Imaginary Worlds

Author: Edward Willett

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 277

Examines the personal life and literary career of the author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

I Am in Fact a Hobbit

An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien

Author: Perry C. Bramlett

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 593

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.

J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia

Scholarship and Critical Assessment

Author: Michael D. C. Drout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 774

View: 609

A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

The Tolkien Reader

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Crane Library

ISBN:

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 251

View: 699

An invitation to Tolkien's world. This rich treasury includes Tolkien's most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy. FARMER GILES OF HAM. An imaginative history of the distant and marvelous past that introduces the rather unheroic Farmer Giles, whose efforts to capture a somewhat untrustworthy dragon will delight readers everywhere. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL. A collection of verse in praise of Tom Bombadil, that staunch friend of the Hobbits in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. ON FAIRY-STORIES. Professor Tolkien's now-famous essy on the form of the fairy story and the treatment of fantasy. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The J.R.R. Tolkien Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to His Life, Writings, and World of Middle-earth

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 599

In dictionary format, this helpful guide presents all the key characters, places, and things of importance in Tolkien's writings. It also contains details about Tolkien's friends and colleagues, the writers and thinkers who influenced his work, summaries of his beliefs and how they are revealed in his writing, and a handy list of Tolkien's works.

English Writers

A Bibliography with Vignettes

Author: B. A. Sheen

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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English Writers - A Bibliography with Vignettes

The Inklings Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to the Lives, Thought and Writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield and Their Friends

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Azure Books

ISBN:

Category: Inklings (Group of writers)

Page: 244

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J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy

Author: Deke Parsons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 659

The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the most far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics. The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.