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Overview

What you have in your hands is a book about ideas and attitudes. Specifically, it's a collection of related essays about the grand themes that run though the works of J.R.R. Tolkien - the nature of evil, the use and abuse of power, the joys and sorrows of living, the need for heroes both great and small.

In these pages we'll have a look at what was on Tolkien's mind during his productive years as a fiction writer - no small task - but by organizing the book around these few large "umbrella" themes, the job becomes more manageable. The major themes of society are all there, traced across the topography of Middle-earth and its connected environments.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781892975997
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/26/2003
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Preface 11
Pt. I The Myth of the Fall 27
1 Dissonance in the Great Music 29
2 Touched by Tragedy - The Children of Middle-earth 67
Pt. II The Consequences of Power 97
3 The Persistence of Evil 99
4 The Use and Abuse of Power 138
Pt. III Loss and Longing 175
5 Mourning for Middle-earth 177
6 In Defense of Nature 219
Pt. IV Of Heroes and Hope 245
7 Sagas, Sages, and Saviors 247
8 Hope and the Human Spirit 289
Bibliography 305
Index 313
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    Great for both fans and scholars!

    I've had Anne Petty's lst book since the 80's, but this new one is so much more readable. It covers the big themes in Tolkien with a lot of knowledge and humor. Yes, humor in a scholarly book. But also I agreed with the great sadness anybody who reads Tolkien will feel about the fading of magic. I think that's what I liked best - the author's own voice comes through and I loved her take on things like trying to figure out who is the real hero of LOTR. A great read for any Tolkien fan!

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