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'''''Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism''''' is a collection of essays related to J.R.R. Tolkien and his works. The work reprints several of the essays from the editors' 1968 collection ''[[Tolkien and the Critics]]''.
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==From the publisher==
  
'''Understanding the Lord of the Rings:''' The Best of Tolkien Criticism
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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:
  
 
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* [[W.H. Auden]]'s classic, admiring essay on the true nature of the hero quest
'''FROM THE PUBLISHER'''
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* [[C.S. Lewis]] on the value of myth
: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:
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* Edmund Fuller on the nature of the fairy tale
 
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* [[Marion Zimmer Bradley]] on hero worship
:* W. H. Auden's classic, admiring essay on the true nature of the hero quest
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* [[Tom Shippey]] on the film trilogy  
:* [[C. S. Lewis]] on the value of myth
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:* Edmund Fuller on the nature of the fairy tale
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:* Marion Zimmer Bradley on hero worship
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:* [[Tom Shippey]] on the film trilogy  
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ISBN 0618422536 <br />
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'''Format:''' Paperback, 304pp <br />
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'''Pub. Date:''' May 2005 <br />
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'''Publisher:''' [[Houghton Mifflin]] Company <br />
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Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism
Understanding The Lord of the Rings.jpg
AuthorNeil D Isaacs, Rose A Zimbardo (Editors)
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Company
ReleasedMay 24, 2004
FormatHardcover
Pages294
ISBN978-0618422517

Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism is a collection of essays related to J.R.R. Tolkien and his works. The work reprints several of the essays from the editors' 1968 collection Tolkien and the Critics.

[edit] 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: