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Tolkien in the land of heroes : discovering the human spirit

Author: Anne C Petty
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor, NY : Cold Spring Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Petty, Anne C.
Tolkien in the land of heroes.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY : Cold Spring Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607061428
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne C Petty
ISBN: 1892975998 9781892975997
OCLC Number: 52893186
Description: 327 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The myth of the fall. Dissonance in the great music --
Touched by tragedy, the children of Middle-earth --
pt. 2. The consequences of power. The persistence of evil --
The use and abuse of power --
pt. 3. Loss and longing. Mourning for Middle-earth --
In defense of nature --
pt. 4. Of heroes and hope. Sagas, sages, and saviors --
Hope and the human spirit.
Responsibility: Anne C. Petty.

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Explores why Tolkien's books continue to resonate with each new generation of readers and what that fact reveals about us. Tolkien's fiction is infused with the elemental themes that drive humanity  Read more...

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