Beren and Lúthien

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008214212

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4960

Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

The Epic Realm of Tolkien

Part One: Beren and Luthien

Author: Alexander Lewis,Elizabeth Currie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955190032

Category: Fantasy literature, English

Page: 228

View: 6986

Splintered Light

Logos and Language in Tolkien's World

Author: Verlyn Flieger

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873387446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 4069

J. R. R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it is in The Silmarillion that the true depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. The Silmarillion was written before, during, and after Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns The Lord of the Rings into much more than a sequel to The Hobbit, making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings

From the Page to the Screen

Author: Lynnette R. Porter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985219

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4256

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

The Atlas of Middle-earth

Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524404

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8951

Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated -- nearly one third of the maps are new, and the text is fully revised -- the atlas illuminates the enchanted world created in THE SILMARILLION, THE HOBBIT, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day -- including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second, and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings, and distinctive landforms are given, along with thematic maps describing the climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history. An extensive appendix and an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien's novels.

Beren and Luthien Summary & Analysis

Author: Lord Summarease

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548310400


Page: 32

View: 6567

Beren and L�thien | Summary & Analysis - NOT ORIGINAL BOOK This book brings together many different writings that Tolkein wrote about these two great lovers in the First Age. Through a very long story poem, called the Lay of Leithian, and many different First Age books Tolkein's writings are now put together to help the average reader learn about the legend of Beren and Luthien This book doesn't lay out in a chapter by chapter setting but by extract of one story into another extract from another. It is beautifully designed by the son of the great author and a very interesting read. Inside this Lord Summarease Summary: Summary of Each Chapter Highlights (Key Points) BONUS: Free Report about The Tidiest and Messiest Places on Earth -

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

Author: Deke Parsons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786495375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 9236

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 post 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.