A Dictionary of Tolkien

A-Z

Author: David Day

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0753728559

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Arranged in a handy A-Z format, A Dictionary of Tolkien explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Ring of Words

Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Peter Gilliver,Jeremy Marshall,Edmund Weiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199568367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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Three senior editors at the Oxford English Dictionary examine Tolkien's career as a lexicographer who spent two years on the staff of the OED, analyze its influence on his creative use of language in his fictional works, and probe the origins and meaning of such Tolkienesque words as "hobbit," "Ent," and "mithril."

Tolkien

A Dictionary

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753727966

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 271

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Arranged in a handy A-Z format, Tolkien: A Dictionary explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2005-2008

Author: Lawrence Goldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199671540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1264

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This book, drawn from the award-winning online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, tells the story of our recent past through the lives of those who shaped national life.

An Atlas of Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0753730731

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This lavish, colour atlas is a complete guide to the weird and wonderful geography of Tolkien's world. Packed with full page maps and illustrations of events in the annals of Middle-earth, it is the perfect companion to the bestselling A Dictionary of Tolkien. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.


The World of Tolkien

Mythological Sources of the Lord of the Rings

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753724460

Category: Law

Page: 184

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A comprehensive guide to Tolkien's mythological, historical, literary, linguistic, and creative sources for THE LORD OF THE RINGS.


Tolkien Bestiary

Author: David Day

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 9780517120774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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A comprehensive reference guide to the history, creatures, races, flora, and fauna of J. R. R. Tolkien's imaginary worlds features more than a hundred black-and-white drawings and thirty-six full-color paintings by eleven of Europe's best fantasy artists.

Tolkiens Welt

die mythologischen Quellen des "Herrn der Ringe"

Author: David Day

Publisher: Stuttgart : Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608936292

Category: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)

Page: 181

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J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia

Scholarship and Critical Assessment

Author: Michael D. C. Drout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415969425

Category: History

Page: 774

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A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

A Guide to Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753705629

Category: Encyclopedias

Page: 271

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This book explores Tolkien's mythical world of Middle-earth and the Undying lands, the backdrop to his saga 'The Lord of the Rings'. Arranged in an A-Z format, it explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful places.

Characters from Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753705612

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 287

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This is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to all the living creatures, both flora and fauna, that inhabit J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and Undying Lands.


Tolkien's Art

A Mythology for England

Author: Jane Chance

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138094

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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" J.R.R. Tolkien's zeal for medieval literary, religious, and cultural ideas deeply influenced his entire life and provided the seeds for his own fiction. In Tolkien's Art, Chance discusses not only such classics as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, but focuses on his minor works as well, outlining in detail the sources and influences--from pagan epic to Christian legend-that formed the foundation of Tolkien's masterpieces, his "mythology for England."

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208956

Category: Reference

Page: 479

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More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.


I Am in Fact a Hobbit

An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien

Author: Perry C. Bramlett

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865548947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.