Understanding the Lord of the Rings

Understanding the Lord of the Rings
Author: Neil D. Isaacs,Rose A. Zimbardo
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0618422536
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Release: 2005-05
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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 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

A Mind at Peace

A Mind at Peace
Author: Christopher O. Blum,Joshua P. Hochschild
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781622823819
Available:
Release: 2017-08-11
Editor: Sophia Institute Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These past two decades, modern technology has brought into being scores of powerful challenges to our interior peace and well-being. We’re experiencing a worldwide crisis of attention in which information overwhelms us, corrodes true communion with others, and leaves us anxious, unsettled, bored, isolated, and lonely. These pages provide the time-tested antidote that enables you to regain an ordered and peaceful mind in a technologically advanced world. Drawing on the wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers, including Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas, these pages help you identify – and show you how to cultivate – the qualities of character you need to survive in our media-saturated environment. This book offers a calm, measured, yet forthright and effective approach to regaining interior peace. Here you’ll find no argument for retreat from the modern world; instead these pages provide you with a practical guide to recovering self-mastery and interior peace through wise choices and ordered activity in the midst of the world’s communication chaos. Are you increasingly frustrated and perplexed in this digital age? Do you yearn for a mind that is more focused and a soul able to put down that IPhone and simply rejoice in the good and the true? It’s not hard to do. The saints and the wise can show you how; this book makes their counsel available to you.

The History of Middle Earth Part One

The History of Middle Earth Part One
Author: Christopher Tolkien,J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 1920
ISBN: 0358381711
Available:
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: History of Middle-Earth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new hardcover edition brings together the first five volumes of The History of Middle-earth--The Book of Lost Tales, Parts 1 and 2, The Lays of Beleriand, The Shaping of Middle-earth, and The Lost Road--into one volume. J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-earth, and which gives added life to the thousand-year war between the Elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, and his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron. It was to this enormous task of literary construction that Tolkien's youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of twelve volumes, The History of Middle-earth.

Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings

Understanding Tolkien and  The Lord of the Rings
Author: William Ready
Pages: 96
ISBN: 044688782X
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Release: 1978-01-01
Editor: New York : Warner Books, 1969, 1978 printing.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A readable, understandable introduction to the man and his work.

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy
Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780812698060
Available:
Release: 2013-11-13
Editor: Open Court
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Lord of the Rings is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain, and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits, and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of The Lord of the Rings (on websites and elsewhere) shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this fantastic epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, seventeen young philosophy professors, all of them ardent Tolkien fans and most of them contributors to the four earlier volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, address some of these important issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is divided into five sections, concerned with Power and the Ring, the Quest for Happiness, Good and Evil in Middle-earth, Time and Mortality, and the Relevance

UNDERSTANDING THE LORD OF THE RINGS

UNDERSTANDING THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1043514279
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0008108285
Available:
Release: 2014-12-16
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Probably the most famous children's book of modern times -- regularly topping polls for "favourite book" and now available in a Large Type format to complement The Lord of The Rings Large Type trilogy. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services -- as a burglar -- on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again. The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and more than 60 years later Tolkien's epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure, with its reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins, has lost none of its appeal.

Understanding The Lord of the Rings

Understanding The Lord of the Rings
Author: Tom Shippey
Pages: 294
ISBN: 061842251X
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a series of critical essays on the trilogy by Neil D. Isaacs, C.S. Lewis, Edmund Fuller and other scholars examining the mythological origins and literary aspects of the work.

Guide to Middle Earth

Guide to Middle Earth
Author: Colin Duriez
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780752495620
Available:
Release: 2004-12-09
Editor: The History Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This absorbing insight into the mind behind Middle-earth will introduce or remind readers of the abundance that exists in Tolkien's thought and imagination. Interweaving sections explore The Lord of the Rings and its history; the key themes, concepts and images in Tolkein's work; the people and places in his life, and his other writings. At the heart of the book is an indispensible A-Z of middle-earth, with detailed entries on Beings, Places, Things and Events.

Tolkien

Tolkien
Author: Lin Carter
Pages: 204
ISBN: 1434498085
Available:
Release: 2008-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lin Carter's joyous 1969 exploration of Tolkien's classic trilogy and the glorious tradition from which it grew.

Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings

Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings
Author: William Bernard Ready
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0446756466
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Release: 1969
Editor: New York : Paperback Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Understanding

Understanding
Author: Gloria Lauzanne
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9798653925078
Available:
Release: 2020-06-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Analysis of key passages from Tolkien's novel.

Tolkien s Lost Chaucer

Tolkien s Lost Chaucer
Author: John M. Bowers
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780198842675
Available:
Release: 2019-10-10
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tolkien's Lost Chaucer uncovers the story of an unpublished and previously unknown book by the author of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien worked between 1922 and 1928 on his Clarendon edition Selections from Chaucer's Poetry and Prose, and though never completed, its 160 pages of commentary reveals much of his thinking about language and storytelling when he was still at the threshold of his career as an epoch-making writer of fantasy literature. Drawing upon other new materials such as his edition of the Reeve's Tale and his Oxford lectures on the Pardoner's Tale, this book reveals Chaucer as a major influence upon Tolkien's literary imagination.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 1216
ISBN: 9780547951942
Available:
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick 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 by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

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 Silmarillion

The Silmarillion
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780007322565
Available:
Release: 2011-02-03
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The popular paperback edition with a cover design by Tolkien himself, to complement the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings paperbacks. Includes a special preface by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 2064
ISBN: 0007525516
Available:
Release: 2014-11-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien's classic masterpieces behind the films, telling the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring.

The Rough Guide to the Lord of the Rings

The Rough Guide to the Lord of the Rings
Author: Paul Simpson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1843532751
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Rough Guides
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides information on the plots, characters, themes, and meanings of the "Lord of the Rings" novels.