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Picturing Tolkien

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ISBN10 : 078648473X

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 309

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: This group of new critical essays offers multidisciplinary analysis of director Peter Jackson’s spectacularly successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Part One of the collection, “Techniques of Structure and Story,” compares and contrasts the organizational principles of the books and films. Part Two, “Techniques of Character and Culture,” focuses on the methods used to transform the characters and settings of Tolkien’s narrative into the personalities and places visualized on screen. Each of the sixteen essays includes extensive notes and a separate bibliography. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Author : J. R. R. Tolkien

ISBN10 : 0007322593

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 1216

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: All three parts of the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King – available as one download, featuring the definitive edition of the text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and 3 maps including a detailed map of Middle-earth.

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy

Author : Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson

ISBN10 : 0812698061

Publisher : Open Court

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: The Lord of the Rings is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain, and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits, and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of The Lord of the Rings (on websites and elsewhere) shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this fantastic epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, seventeen young philosophy professors, all of them ardent Tolkien fans and most of them contributors to the four earlier volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, address some of these important issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is divided into five sections, concerned with Power and the Ring, the Quest for Happiness, Good and Evil in Middle-earth, Time and Mortality, and the Relevance

Guide to Middle Earth

Author : Colin Duriez

ISBN10 : 0752495623

Publisher : The History Press

Number of Pages : 316

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: This absorbing insight into the mind behind Middle-earth will introduce or remind readers of the abundance that exists in Tolkien's thought and imagination. Interweaving sections explore The Lord of the Rings and its history; the key themes, concepts and images in Tolkein's work; the people and places in his life, and his other writings. At the heart of the book is an indispensible A-Z of middle-earth, with detailed entries on Beings, Places, Things and Events.

From Hobbits to Hollywood

Author : Ernest Mathijs,Murray Pomerance

ISBN10 : 9042016825

Publisher : Rodopi

Number of Pages : 403

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Peter Jackson's film version of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) is the grandest achievement of 21st century cinema so far. But it is also linked to topical and social concerns including war, terrorism, and cultural imperialism. Its style, symbols, narrative, and structure seem always already linked to politics, cultural definition, problems of cinematic style, and the elemenal mythologies that most profoundly capture our imaginations.From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings treats Jackson's trilogy as having two conditions of existence: an aesthetic and a political. Like other cultural artefacts, it leads a double life asobjet d'art and public statement about the world, so that nothing in it is ever just cinematically beautiful or tasteful, and nothing is ever just a message or an opinion.Written by leading scholars in the study of cinema and cultureFrom Hobbits to Hollywood gives Jackson's trilogy the fullest scholarly interrogation to date. Ranging from interpretations ofThe Lord of the Rings' ideological and philosophical implications, through discussions of its changing fandoms and its incorporation into the Hollywood industry of stars, technology, genre, and merchandising, to considerations of CGI effects, acting, architecture and style, the essays contained here open a new vista of criticism and light, for ardent fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, followers of Jackson, and all those who yearn for a deeper appreciation of cinema and its relation to culture.

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, Book 2)

Author : J. R. R. Tolkien

ISBN10 : 000732250X

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The second part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS ‘Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.’ Sunday Telegraph

Bored of the Rings

Author : The Harvard Lampoon

ISBN10 : 1451672675

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Humor

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Book Summary: From the legendary comedic scholars who illuminated the tour de force Twilight so brilliantly in the New York Times bestselling Nightlight comes The Hunger Pains, a hilarious send-up of the immensely popular dystopian young adult novel, The Hunger Games. The classic parody of The Lord of the Rings is back! With a brand-new “boreword” by Henry Beard. The Power almighty rests in this Lone Ring. The Power, alrighty, for doing your Own Thing. If broken or busted, it cannot be remade If found, send to Sorhed (the postage is prepaid). It’s up to Boggie Frito Bugger and his band of misfits—including inept wizard Goodgulf Grayteeth, halfwit Spam Gangree, twins Moxie and Pepsi, and Arrowroot of Arrowshirt—to carry the Great Ring to Fordor and cast it into the Zazu Pits. Can they avoid death by hickey tree and escape the dread ballhog? Can the fellowship overcome the narcs and Nozdruls hounding their every move and save Lower Middle Earth once and for all? Yes, of course—this isn’t Hamlet, you know.

The Philosophy of Tolkien

Author : Peter Kreeft

ISBN10 : 1681495317

Publisher : Ignatius Press

Number of Pages : 237

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: While nothing can equal or replace the adventure in reading Tolkien's masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Kreeft says that the journey into its underlying philosophy can be another exhilarating adventure. Thus, Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle earth. He organizes the philosophical themes in The Lord of the Rings into 50 categories, accompanied by over 1,000 references to the text of Lord. Since many of the great questions of philosophy are included in the 50-theme outline, this book can also be read as an engaging introduction to philosophy. For each of the philosophical topics in Lord, Kreeft presents tools by which they can be understood. Illustrated.

Lord of the Rings

Author : Jane Chance

ISBN10 : 0813128056

Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

Number of Pages : 184

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1880

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Book Summary: " With New Line Cinema's production of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the popularity of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is unparalleled. Tolkien’s books continue to be bestsellers decades after their original publication. An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler’s rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance’s critical appraisal of Tolkien’s heroic masterwork is the first to explore its “mythology of power”–that is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the twentieth-century parallels presented in the trilogy.

The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings

Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff

ISBN10 : 1610429877

Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has been called one of the greatest fantasies of all time--but it is massive! There are hundreds of characters, plots, and settings. This study guide is a companion to the first book in the series: The Fellowship of the Ring. It's the perfect guide to someone who wants extra help keeping up with all the twist and characters, or who just wants a refresher while reading the rest of the books in the series. The guide features an author biography, a plot overview, summary of major themes, summary of characters, and a summary of settings; it also has a chapter by chapter recap of the entire book. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

Summary of The Lord of the Rings

Author : Alexander Cooper

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Publisher : BookSummaryGr

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Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Summary of The Lord of the Rings The Lord of the Rings in conception was meant as a sequel The Hobbit, his tale for children was published in 1937.[9] The popularity of The Hobbit led to demands from his publishers for more stories about Hobbits and goblins, and so that same year Tolkien began writing what would become The Lord of the Rings—not to be finished until 12 years later in 1949, not be fully published until 1955, by which time Tolkien would be 63 years old. Tolkien did not originally intend to write a sequel to The Hobbit, and instead wrote several other children's tales such as Roverandom. As his main work, Tolkien began to outline the history of Arda, telling tales of the Silmarils, and many other stories forming the vast background to The Lord of the Rings and the Third Age. Tolkien died before he could complete and put together all of this work cohesively, but his son Christopher Tolkien edited his father's work, filled in gaps, and published it in 1977 as The Silmarillion.[10] Some Tolkien biographers regard The Silmarillion as the true "work of his heart"[11], as it provides the historical and linguistic context for the more popular work and for his constructed languages, and had occupied most of Tolkien's time. As a result The Lord of the Rings ended up as the last movement of Tolkien's legendarium and, to him, the "much larger, and I hope also in proportion the best, of the entire cycle".[3] Persuaded by his publishers, he started 'a new Hobbit' in the third week of December 1937.[12] After several false starts, the story of the One Ring soon emerged, and the book mutated from being a sequel to The Hobbit, to being, in theme, more a sequel to the unpublished Silmarillion. The idea of the first chapter (A Long-Expected Party) arrived fully-formed, although the reasons behind Bilbo's disappearance, the significance of the Ring, and the title The Lord of the Rings did not arrive until the spring of 1938.[9] Originally, he planned to write another story in which Bilbo had used up all his treasure and was looking for another adventure to gain more; however, he remembered the ring and its powers and decided to write about it instead.[9] He began with Bilbo as the main character but decided that the story was too serious to use the fun-loving hobbit and so Tolkien looked to use a member of Bilbo's family.[9] He thought about using Bilbo's son, but this generated some difficult questions, such as the whereabouts of his wife and whether he would let his son go into danger. Thus he looked for an alternate character to carry the ring. In Greek legend, it was a hero's nephew that gained the item of power, and so the hobbit Frodo came into existence.[9] "As the high Legends of the beginning are supposed to look at things through Elvish minds, so the middle tale of the Hobbit takes a virtually human point of view—and the last tale [The Lord of the Rings] blends them." —Tolkien on The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings respectively[13]. Writing was slow due to Tolkien's perfectionism, and was frequently interrupted by his obligations as an examiner, and other academic duties. The first sentence of The Hobbit was in fact written on a blank page which a student had left on an exam paper which Tolkien was marking — "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."[14] Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff

ISBN10 : 1610429893

Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has been called one of the greatest fantasies of all time--but it is massive! There are hundreds of characters, plots, and settings. This study guide is a companion to the entire series. It's the perfect guide to someone who wants extra help keeping up with all the twist and characters, or who just wants a refresher while they read the series. The guide features an author biography, a plot overview, summary of major themes, summary of characters, and a summary of settings; it also has a chapter by chapter recap of the entire book. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

The Ring and the Cross

Author : Paul E. Kerry

ISBN10 : 161147065X

Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson

Number of Pages : 310

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: The influence of J.R.R Tolkien's Christianity on his writing has sparked intense discussion and debate. What has been lacking is a forum for a civilized discussion about the topic, as well as a chronological overview of the major arguments and themes that have engaged scholars about the impact of Christianity on Tolkein's oeuvre, with particular reference to The Lord of the Rings. The Ring and the Cross addresses these two needs.

The Lord of the Rings#1: Sembilan Pembawa Cincin (The Lord of the Rings Fellowship)

Author : J.R.R. Tolkien

ISBN10 : 6020615111

Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Number of Pages : 512

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: Di sebuah desa yang tenang di Shire, seorang hobbit muda bernama Frodo Baggins mendapat warisan cincin bertuah yang menyimpan kekuatan dahsyat. Agar cincin utama itu tidak jatuh ke tangan Sauron yang jahat, Frodo mesti mengadakan perjalanan panjang dan penuh bahaya ke gunung api di Mordor, untuk memusnahkan cincin tersebut. Bersama kedelapan sahabatnya, ia berangkat. Dipimpin oleh Gandalf sang penyihir, kesembilan pembawa cincin itu memulai perjalanan. Tapi Sauron dan para anak buahnya tidak tinggal diam.

The Lord of the Rings#3: Kembalinya Sang Raja (The Return of the King)

Author : J.R.R. Tolkien

ISBN10 : 6020615103

Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Number of Pages : 520

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: Dalam pertempuran terakhir melawan pasukan raja kegelapan, korban-korban kembali berjatuhan. Gondor dikepung. Denethor kehilangan akal sehatnya. Bantuan dari Rohan terhambat oleh pertempuran di padang Pelennor. Theoden gugur dan Eomer mengambil alih kepemimpinan. Saat harapan hampir padam, datanglah rombongan kaum Dunedain yang dipimpin Aragorn, Gondor, Rohan, dan kaum Dunedain bersatu menggempur pasukan Mordor. Namun masih ada perjalanan menuju jantungnya Mordor, sebab cincin itu belum dimusnahkan. Cincin itu kini berada di tangan Gollum, yang sangat menginginkannya untuk dirinya sendiri.

The Lord of the Rings

Author : J. R. R. Tolkien

ISBN10 : 0008501319

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 1248

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: For the first time ever, a very special edition of the classic masterpiece, with the complete text and illustrated throughout by the author himself.

The Perception of Women in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Author : Marion Klotz

ISBN10 : 3638355594

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 17

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Englisches Institut), course: Gender, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since the first film of Peter Jackson's trilogy, "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", was released, debates about the role of women in Tolkien's work have emerged again. Fans of Tolkien praise the writer's deep understanding of the female mind while on the other side his critics mourn about a medieval and chauvinistic perception of women in his books. In this paper, I want to examine the role of women in Tolkien's most popular and successful book The Lord of the Rings. In the first chapter I will describe the female characters as the y are presented in the book. I will put special emphasis on how the women's sexuality is presented. In the second chapter, I will analyse the most important character traits that distinguish the "good" from the "bad" women in The Lord of the Rings: subordination, self- denial and weakness. The third chapter will deal with the vices that are represented by some of the female characters: temptation and evil. In the last chapter I will conclude the paper by summarising and discussing the main arguments of the first three chapters. I will also briefly discuss the consequences of such a presentation of women in literature. Tolkien gave birth to different kinds of fantasy races in The Lord of the Rings. I am aware of the fact that not all of the females in his work are humans. However, I found it less disturbing to the flow of the paper to speak of women rather than females all the time. I hope the reader will excuse that.

Middle-earth Envisioned

Author : Brian J. Robb,Paul Simpson

ISBN10 : 162788078X

Publisher : Race Point Publishing

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Art

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Book Summary: DIVThe painstakingly crafted world that J.R.R. Tolkien created for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion is so vivid that it’s easy to briefly imagine Middle-earth as a real place—even Tolkien himself had said it existed somewhere on Earth. From the languages spoken and the creatures that peopled it to the wars and cosmology, the richly imagined Middle-earth has left many artists and fans worldwide imagining what it would look and feel like to inhabit such a wildly inspired world. Tolkien left out no details in his picture so it is no surprise that Middle-earth has inspired such inventiveness in turn./divDIV /divDIVMiddle-earth Envisioned is the first book to explore the artistic legacy left by Tolkien’s world. Paintings, drawings, theatrical performances, radio serials, and films inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are all discussed in a manner that further illuminates the brilliance of Tolkien’s creation. Readers will discover details surrounding an attempted Beatles live-action version (with Paul McCartney as Frodo Baggins), a nearly four-hour Canadian musical, the West End stage production of Lord of the Rings, and of course, the Peter Jackson films—including the Hobbit trilogy—and much more. In this beautifully illustrated gift book, discover the richness of Middle-earth anew, through the works of the artists inspired by it./divDIV /divDIVFrom NYT bestselling author Brian J. Robb and Paul Simpson, TV guide writer/reporter and the former editor of the Star Trek magazine./div