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Tolkien : A Look Behind 'the Lord of the Rings
Tolkien A Look Behind 'the Lord of the Rings
Author: Lin Carter
Lin Carter introduces readers to Tolkien's epic trilogy then takes them on a scholarly yet populist journey through the massive web of myths and legends that Tolkien drew on for both imagery and themes during his life's work. Carter's book places Tolkien's trilogy in the context of world mythology and legend and is a tribute to Tolkiens power of...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780575075481
ISBN-10: 0575075481
Publication Date: 8/21/2003
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Publisher: Orion Pub Co
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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THE WORLD OF ADULT FANTASY

For as long as man has had an imagination he has woven heroic images to fascinate, impess, terrify, enthrall, enchange: when the world was very young, the stories were "real"--as real as the lamps that lit the night in the vast, fixed globe above a flat world, as reas as the demons, gods, fairies, giants & other powers that filled the known universe.

Lin Carter's book is an enchanted tour of the heroic sagas, the epic myths, the great tales that lived through time to become a source & inspiration to our own century's most magnificent teller of tales--J.R.R. Tolkien.
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I enjoyed this book, although it is very outdated. This book discusses many works which were influential to J.R.R. Tolkien, and piqued my interest in reading classic literature.
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