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Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings
Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings Author:William Ready The enomous popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien's books - particularly The Lord of the Rings - has created one of the largest "in" circles ever built up around one man's work; at the same time, the critics are in violent disagreement over their value and even their meaning. — In the face of this confusion, many non-Tolkien-readers are baffled by buttons... more » that read "Frodo Lives" and by the special language and subleties that are understood by those who have immersed temselves in the world of the Hobbits.
Now a distinguished scholor who spent hours interviewing Tolkien has written a readable, understandable introduction to the man and his work.« less