The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 398
ISBN: 0618346252
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Release: 2003-09
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After discovering the true nature of the One Ring, Bilbo Baggins entrusts it to the care of his young cousin, Frodo, who is charged with bringing about its destruction and thus foiling the plans of the Dark Lord.

The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings  The Fellowship of the Ring  The Two Towers  The Return of the King
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 1216
ISBN: 9780007322596
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Release: 2009-04-20
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All three parts of the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King – available as one download, featuring the definitive edition of the text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and 3 maps including a detailed map of Middle-earth.

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780547952017
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Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times

The Two Towers

The Two Towers
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780547952024
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Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin—alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. “Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and creatures, from the beauty of Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor.” – Sunday Telegraph

The Art of The Lord of the Rings

The Art of The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0618510834
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Release: 2004
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A behind-the-scenes view of the art and design of the film trilogy captures pivotal scenes and characters and features the work of Alan Lee, John Howe, and other artists and designers who offer their own take on the design process.

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings
Author: Jane Chance
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780813128054
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Release: 2010-09-12
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

" 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.

The return of the king

The return of the king
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0345339738
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Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author: Gary Westfahl
Pages: 1395
ISBN: 0313329532
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Release: 2005
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

Predicting movie ratings and recommender systems

Predicting movie ratings and recommender systems
Author: Arkadiusz Paterek
Pages: 196
ISBN:
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Release: 2012-06-19
Editor: Arkadiusz Paterek
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 195-page monograph by a top-1% Netflix Prize contestant. Learn about the famous machine learning competition. Improve your machine learning skills. Learn how to build recommender systems. What's inside:introduction to predictive modeling,a comprehensive summary of the Netflix Prize, the most known machine learning competition, with a $1M prize,detailed description of a top-50 Netflix Prize solution predicting movie ratings,summary of the most important methods published - RMSE's from different papers listed and grouped in one place,detailed analysis of matrix factorizations / regularized SVD,how to interpret the factorization results - new, most informative movie genres,how to adapt the algorithms developed for the Netflix Prize to calculate good quality personalized recommendations,dealing with the cold-start: simple content-based augmentation,description of two rating-based recommender systems,commentary on everything: novel and unique insights, know-how from over 9 years of practicing and analysing predictive modeling.

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings
Author: Lynnette R. Porter
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0275985210
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Release: 2005
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrates the unsung heroes in the Lord of the Rings books and movies.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: Ernest Mathijs
Pages: 341
ISBN: 1904764827
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Release: 2006
Editor: Wallflower Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of media and film studies to explore the various strategies and implications underlying the global presence of 'Lord of the Rings', this book covers different national contexts and presents a lively and diverse combination of textual, historical and empirical study.

How To Be Your Own Script Doctor

How To Be Your Own Script Doctor
Author: Jennifer Kenning
Pages: 164
ISBN: 0826417477
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Release: 2006-04-25
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Author: Stefan Gradmann,Francesca Borri,Carlo Meghini,Heiko Schuldt
Pages: 537
ISBN: 9783642244681
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Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2011 - formerly known as ECDL (European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries) - held in Berlin, Germany, in September 2011. The 27 full papers, 13 short papers, 9 posters and 9 demos presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 162 initial submissions. In addition the book contains the abstract of 2 keynote speeches and an appendix stating information on the doctoral consortium, as well as the panel, which were held at the conference. The papers are grouped in topical sections on networked information, semantics and interoperability, systems and architectures, text and multimedia retrieval, collaborative information spaces, DL applications and legal aspects, user interaction and information visualization, user studies, archives and repositories, europeana, and preservation.

The Return of the King

The Return of the King
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien,John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780345339737
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Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sauron and Gandalf the Grey battle for possession of the One Ring and its evil powers, while Frodo approaches the end of his epic quest, in the conclusion of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Reissue.

Knowledge Graphs

Knowledge Graphs
Author: Mayank Kejriwal,Craig A. Knoblock,Pedro Szekely
Pages: 568
ISBN: 9780262045094
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Release: 2021
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Fundamental techniques and state-of-the-art methods in constructing, adding knowledge to, and deriving insights from large-scale and medium-scale knowledge graphs derived from noisy, real-world data"--

HSA Heritage Auctions Rare Books Auction Catalog 6030

HSA Heritage Auctions Rare Books Auction Catalog  6030
Author: James Gannon
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1599673940
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Release: 2009-09
Editor: Heritage Capital Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

810 HCA New York Comic and Comic Art

 810 HCA New York Comic and Comic Art
Author: Ivy Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0965104184
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Release: 2004
Editor: Heritage Capital Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tolkien and the Invention of Myth A Reader

Tolkien and the Invention of Myth  A Reader
Author: Jane Chance
Pages: 329
ISBN: 081312963X
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essays by well-known medievalists and Tolkien scholars such as Marjorie Burns, Michael Drout, Verlyn Flieger, Tom Shippey, and Richard West explore the various medieval mythologies woven into the elaborate tapestry of Tolkein's work.

Queer Movie Medievalisms

Queer Movie Medievalisms
Author: Tison Pugh
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9781351907125
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Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How is history even possible, since it involves recapturing a past already lost? It is through this urge to understand, feel and experience, that films based on medieval history are made. They attempt to re-create the past, but can only do so through a queer re-visioning that inevitably replicates modernity. In these mediations between past and present, history becomes misty, and so, too, do constructions of gender and sexuality leading to the impossibility of heterosexuality, or of any sexuality, predicated upon cinematic medievalism. Queer Movie Medievalisms is the first book of its kind to grapple with the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered on the silver screen, queerly undercut assumptions about sexuality throughout time. It will be of great interest to scholars of Gender and Sexuality, Cultural and Media Studies, Film Studies and Medieval History.

The Good News of the Return of the King

The Good News of the Return of the King
Author: Michael T. Jahosky
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781725263161
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although many people today reject Christianity for intellectual reasons, greater numbers of people are rejecting Christianity because it does not engage their imagination. Christians must not only demonstrate that the Christian worldview is true, but that it is also good, beautiful, and relevant. The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-earth is a book that endeavors to show the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ, the gospel, and the biblical metanarrative by engaging the imagination through J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. In this book, I propose that J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is a story about what Jesus’ parables are about: the good news about the return of the king. As a work of imaginative fiction similar to Jesus’ parables, The Lord of the Rings can bypass both intellectual and imaginative objections to the gospel and pull back the “veil of familiarity” that obscures the gospel for many.