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Understanding The Lord of the Rings

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:Edited by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] scholars Rose A. Zimbardo and Neil D. Isaacs, this book spans fifty years of critical reaction, from the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring through the release of Peter Jackson's film trilogy. Fans and scholars alike will appreciate these important, insightful, and timely pieces, including works from a wide range of voices:
 
:Edited by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] scholars Rose A. Zimbardo and Neil D. Isaacs, this book spans fifty years of critical reaction, from the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring through the release of Peter Jackson's film trilogy. Fans and scholars alike will appreciate these important, insightful, and timely pieces, including works from a wide range of voices:
  
:* W. H. Auden's classic, admiring essay on the true nature of the hero quest
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:* [[W.H. Auden]]'s classic, admiring essay on the true nature of the hero quest
 
:* [[C.S. Lewis]] on the value of myth
 
:* [[C.S. Lewis]] on the value of myth
 
:* Edmund Fuller on the nature of the fairy tale
 
:* Edmund Fuller on the nature of the fairy tale
:* Marion Zimmer Bradley on hero worship
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:* [[Marion Zimmer Bradley]] on hero worship
 
:* [[Tom Shippey]] on the film trilogy  
 
:* [[Tom Shippey]] on the film trilogy  
  
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'''Publisher:''' [[Houghton Mifflin]] Company <br />
 
'''Publisher:''' [[Houghton Mifflin]] Company <br />
  
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The cover of Understanding The Lord of the Rings.

Understanding the Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism


FROM THE PUBLISHER

Edited by Tolkien scholars Rose A. Zimbardo and Neil D. Isaacs, this book spans fifty years of critical reaction, from the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring through the release of Peter Jackson's film trilogy. Fans and scholars alike will appreciate these important, insightful, and timely pieces, including works from a wide range of voices:


ISBN 0618422536
Format: Paperback, 304pp
Pub. Date: May 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company