The Lord of the Rings
Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :2012-02-15
Total pages :1216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780547951942
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

The Lord of the Rings
Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :2003
Total pages :1137
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0618343997
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Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle Earth.

The Lord of the Rings
Author : Ernest Mathijs
Publisher : Wallflower Press
Release :2006
Total pages :341
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1904764827
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Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of media and film studies to explore the various strategies and implications underlying the global presence of 'Lord of the Rings', this book covers different national contexts and presents a lively and diverse combination of textual, historical and empirical study.

The Lord of the Rings
Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release :2012
Total pages :1178
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0544003411
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Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-earth, following the odyssey of Frodo the hobbit and his companions on a quest to destroy the Ring of Power.

Understanding the Lord of the Rings
Author : Neil D. Isaacs,Rose A. Zimbardo
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :2005-05
Total pages :294
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0618422536
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Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more. Original.

Watching the Lord of the Rings
Author : Ernest Mathijs
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release :2008
Total pages :297
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0820463965
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How did audiences across the world respond to the films of The Lord of the Rings? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials. Contributors use these materials to explore a series of widely speculated questions: why is film fantasy important to different kinds of viewers? Through marketing, previews and reviews, debates and cultural chatter, how are audiences prepared for a film like this? How did fans of the book respond to its adaptation on screen? How do people choose their favorite characters? How was the films' reception shaped by different national and cultural contexts? The answers to these questions shed fresh light on the extraordinary popularity of The Lord of the Rings and provide important new insights into the global reception of cinema in the twenty-first century.

The Lord of the Rings
Author : J. R. R. Tolkien,Alan Lee
Publisher :
Release :2014-06-17
Total pages :1200
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0007525540
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A sumptuous new one-volume edition of Tolkien's classic masterpiece that is fully illustrated in watercolour throughout by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Well over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. With the epic trilogy now an acclaimed, award-winning and billion-dollar success, images of the characters and landscapes have become iconic to a whole new generation of readers. Much of the look of these movies is based on Alan Lee's paintings, giving this sumptuous new edition of Tolkien's great work new relevance for the ever-growing number of fans.

The Lord of the Rings
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release :2008
Total pages :217
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781438113999
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- Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism - Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.

The Frodo Franchise
Author : Kristin Thompson
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release :2007-08-27
Total pages :399
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0520258134
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"This is the best all-around view of the Tolkien phenomenon. Thompson understands the books, she understands the movies—she also understands the money and the franchising. Best of all, she understands the people. Thompson offers cultural criticism of the highest order, examining one of the most significant shifts in contemporary popular media."—Tom Shippey, author of The Road to Middle-earth "Reading these chapters has been an absolute pleasure. It’s all so complex but so succinct. Thompson has managed to do what so many others have failed to do . . . in chapter one, she has explained how all the rights to LOTR bounced around, and were finally sorted so Peter Jackson could make the movie. I’ve never understood the complexities of how that worked until now!"—Judy Alley, Merchandising Coordinator, The Lord of the Rings "I must say that Thompson has written the definitive study of Peter Jackson’s work in creating this remarkable production entity."—Alex Funke, ASC, Oscar-winning Visual Effects Director of Photography, miniatures unit, The Lord of the Rings "I had a wonderful time reading those chapters! There’s so much I don’t know about what went on—I am in awe of all the research Thompson has done. It is an extremely interesting read! There’s so much there that I’d forgotten and I always wished there was a permanent record of many things that happened. Thompson’s account of TORN’s beginnings and how it functioned gets it absolutely right—more than that, Thompson captures how it felt to us at the time. Nobody else has managed to get enough of an understanding to do that."—Erica Challis ("Tehanu"), co-founder of TheOneRing.net

From Hobbits to Hollywood
Author : Ernest Mathijs,Murray Pomerance
Publisher : Rodopi
Release :2006-01-01
Total pages :403
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9789042016828
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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.

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings
Author : Lynnette R. Porter
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release :2005
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0275985210
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Celebrates the unsung heroes in the Lord of the Rings books and movies.

The Art of The Lord of the Rings
Author : Gary Russell
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :2004
Total pages :223
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0618510834
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A behind-the-scenes view of the art and design of the film trilogy captures pivotal scenes and characters and features the work of Alan Lee, John Howe, and other artists and designers who offer their own take on the design process.

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :2012-02-15
Total pages :432
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780547952017
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The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times

Picturing Tolkien
Author : Janice M. Bogstad,Philip E. Kaveny
Publisher : McFarland
Release :2011-09-07
Total pages :309
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780786484737
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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.

Walking with Frodo
Author : Sarah Arthur
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release :2003
Total pages :179
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0842385541
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Identifies parallels between the storylines in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Bible, demonstrating how young adults can learn Biblical virtues through the examples of twelve characters in the popular series. Original.

Finding God in the Lord of the Rings
Author : Kurt D. Bruner,Kurt Bruner,Jim Ware
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release :2006-06
Total pages :120
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1414312792
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Considered the most popular books of the 20th century, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is more than a great story. It's a much-needed reminder that Christians are all on an epic quest. In examining the Christian themes in the trilogy, authors Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware find that truth and fiction are not as far apart as they seem. When read in the light of Scripture, Tolkien's trilogy reveals a rich tapestry of redemption, values, and faith against all odds. Insightful reflection notes end each chapter. A great book for personal study, devotional time, or group discussion!

The Hobbit
Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher :
Release :2013
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0007522932
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The Lord of the Rings
Author : Jude Fisher
Publisher :
Release :2002
Total pages :63
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0618258027
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The International Relations of Middle-earth
Author : Abigail E. Ruane,Patrick James
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release :2012-04-26
Total pages :243
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780472051823
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The Lord of the Rings trilogy sheds light on issues of real-world international relations

The Philosophy of Tolkien
Author : Peter Kreeft
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release :2009-09-03
Total pages :237
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781681495316
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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.