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J.R.R. Tolkien : the Hobbit and the Lord of the rings

Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: New casebooks (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"J. R.R. Tolkien is arguably the most influential and popular of all fantasy writers. Although his position and status have long been controversial, his popularity has not faded. His best-loved works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have sold millions of copies around the world and continue to enthral readers young and old. This lively collection of original essays examines The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hunt
ISBN: 9781137264008 1137264004 9781137263995 1137263997
OCLC Number: 841892752
Description: xi, 185 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Hobbit, the tale, children's literature, and the critics / Keith O'Sullivan --
Sources and successors / Maria Sachiko Cecire --
The pastoral impulse and the turn to the future in the Hobbit and interwar chldren's fiction / Hazel Sheeky Bird --
Tolkien and the traditional dragon tale : an examination of the Hobbit / C.W. Sullivan III --
Tolkien's language / Louise Joy --
There and back again : the gendered journey of Tolkien's Hobbits / Zoe Jaques --
Tolkien and worldbuiding / Catherine Butler --
A topoanalytical reading of landscapes in the Lord of the rings and the Hobbit / Jane Suzanne Carroll --
Tolkien and trees / Shelley Saguaro and Deborah Cogan Thacker --
From illustration to film : visual narratives and target audiences / Kate Harvey.
Series Title: New casebooks (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Peter Hunt.

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This lively collection of original essays examines The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the light of children's literature theory and approaches, as well as from adult and fantasy literature  Read more...

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