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A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien - (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) by Stuart D Lee (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 608

Genre: Literary Criticism

Sub-Genre: European

Series Title: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Author: Stuart D Lee

Language: English

Street Date: June 2, 2020
TCIN: 79564705
UPC: 9781119656029
Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-8177
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported



A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien is a complete resource for scholars and students of one of the twentieth century's most successful and influential authors. It provides an in-depth examination of Tolkien's entire work by a cadre of top scholars. The essays introduce and analyze his life and works, from The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion to his lesser-known fiction and academic publications.

This comprehensive volume:

  • Provides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien's scholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book, The Fall of Arthur, and addresses contemporary adaptations, including the new Hobbit films
  • Investigates various themes across his body of work, such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil
  • Discusses the impact of his work on art, film, music, gaming, and subsequent generations of fantasy writers

Up-to-date and comprehensive, this survey of Tolkien studies reflects the continuing influence of his work on the literature and society of today.

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