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Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings

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Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings by Lin Carter is a study of The Lord of the Rings


  • Author's Note
  • An Introduction
  1. The Lives and Times of Professor Tolkien
  2. How The Lord of the Rings Came to be Written
  3. Tolkien Today
  4. Of Middle-Earth and the Story of The Hobbit
  5. The Story of The Fellowship of the Ring
  6. The Story of The Two Towers
  7. The Story of The Return of the King
  8. The Trilogy--Satire or Allegory?
  9. Tolkien's Theory of the Fairy Story
  10. Fantasy in the Classical Epic
  11. Fantasy in the Chanson de Geste
  12. Fantasy in the Medieval Romance
  13. The Men Who Invented Fantasy
  14. Tolkien's Basic Sources
  15. On the Naming of Names
  16. Some People, Places, and Things
  • Postscript: After Tolkien
  • Appendix A: A Checklist of Critical Literature on The Lord of the Rings
  • Appendix B: A Selected Bibliography

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