Tolkien in the Land of Heroes: Discovering the Human Spirit

Tolkien in the Land of Heroes: Discovering the Human Spirit

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Tolkien in the Land of Heroes: Discovering the Human Spirit by Anne C. Petty, J. Stein

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: 08/26/2003
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.94(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!