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Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards: Exploring the Wonders and Worlds of J. R. R Tolkien

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Middle Earth, Moria, Gandalf, Galadriel, Frodo, Bilbo Baggins: The places and characters that sprang from the mind of J. R. R. Tolkien will live forever in the imaginations of millions of readers. In Hobbits, Elves and Wizards, Michael Stanton, a devoted scholar of science fiction and fantasy literature, offers an extraordinary encounter with The Lord of the Rings. Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match The Lord of the Rings, Stanton delves critically into the richness of the story. ...
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Overview

Middle Earth, Moria, Gandalf, Galadriel, Frodo, Bilbo Baggins: The places and characters that sprang from the mind of J. R. R. Tolkien will live forever in the imaginations of millions of readers. In Hobbits, Elves and Wizards, Michael Stanton, a devoted scholar of science fiction and fantasy literature, offers an extraordinary encounter with The Lord of the Rings. Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match The Lord of the Rings, Stanton delves critically into the richness of the story. He explores the intricacies of its dialogue and illuminates the idiosyncratic nature of its characters. He looks at places, dreams, notions of time and history. Eschewing academic jargon, Stanton provides an intriguing look at Tolkien's fantasyscape that ultimately shows how all of these parts meld into a singularly compelling work of art that lives and breathes. For those who have read and loved The Lord of the Rings, Stanton embarks on an exploration of Tolkien's genius, painting a rich and wonderful critical portrait of the world he created, a portrait that no one who truly hopes to understand Tolkien's vision will want to be without.
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In Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards: Exploring the Wonders and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Michael N. Stanton, who teaches English literature at the University of Vermont, offers biographical and literary insights about Tolkien and his beloved trilogy. Young Tolkien first worked on the story cycle while on sick leave from military duty in WWI; Middle-earth's weather, seasons and flora recall Earth's Northern Hemisphere, says Stanton, thereby reassuring "readers that fundamentally they are on home territory" amidst "large doses of the marvelous." Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312238261
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Ch. 1 Backgrounds 1
Ch. 2 Geography, History, Theme 11
Ch. 3 The Fellowship of the Ring: Prologue and Book I 21
Ch. 4 The Fellowship of the Ring: Book II 33
Ch. 5 A Short Interlude 45
Ch. 6 The Two Towers: Book III 51
Ch. 7 The Two Towers: Book IV 61
Ch. 8 The Return of the King: Book V 73
Ch. 9 The Return of the King: Book VI 83
Ch. 10 The Elves 99
Ch. 11 The Dwarves 107
Ch. 12 The Ents 115
Ch. 13 Humankind 121
Ch. 14 Darkness, Evil, and Forms of the Enemy 133
Ch. 15 On Languages 147
Ch. 16 Mind, Spirit, and Dream in The Lord of the Rings 159
Afterword 171
Notes 173
Bibliography 181
Index 185
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2003

    Better Critiques Out There

    The first part of this book is written in a stream-of-thought process that can be confusing to follow. Stanton likes to state things like 'again we see', even though he makes no mention of it previously. He also states three times that Rivendell is a building. Say what? Someone better tell Gandalf. He calls it 'the valley of Rivendell' in _The Hobbit_. Stanton also glances over the meeting of Strider & the Hobbits at Bree by simply calling Strider 'a good friend and strong ally' at this point. The information given in the 'Strider' chapter is some of the most important found in the book. There are some good points in the book (hence the two stars). Digging to find them takes more work than it should. I would suggest that anyone serious about studying Tolkien to read all they can of just his work, then form their own opinions of 'what it all means' before reading any critic's work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2002

    Really Awsome!

    I highly recomend this book for any Tolkien/LOTR lover like mayself! I resived this book for Chrstmas this year and am really enjoying reading all about how Tolkien took the isues in his life and appiled it to his books in such a marvuous way!

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