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Book The Children Of H  rin

    Book Details:
  • Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-02-15
  • ISBN : 0547952104
  • Pages : 119 pages

Download or read book The Children Of H rin written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Children of Húrin is one of the three 'Great Tales' of the Elder Days. This paperback edition includes eight color paintings by renowned Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee and a black-and-white map. The Children of Húrin is the first complete book by Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Túrin, son of Húrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth—awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him.

Book Narn i Ch  n H  rin

Download or read book Narn i Ch n H rin written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fantasy adventure saga set in the early days of Middle-Earth features humans and elves, dwarves and dragons, orcs and dark sorcerers clashing in an epic battle between good and evil.

Book The Children of H  rin

Download or read book The Children of H rin written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2014-12-16 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The great tale of The children of Húrin, set during the legendary time before the Lord of the Rings. Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of the fear of Angband, and the war waged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of Túrin and his sister Nienor will be tragically entwined. Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Húrin, the man who dared to defy him to his face. Against them Morgoth sends his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire, in an attempt to fulfil the curse of Morgoth and destroy the children of Húrin."--Cover verso.

Book J R R  Tolkien Encyclopedia

Download or read book J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia written by Michael D. C. Drout and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2007 with total page 810 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

Book The Great Tales of Middle Earth

Download or read book The Great Tales of Middle Earth written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published by William Morrow. This book was released on 2018-10-23 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Tales of Middle-earth is a beautiful boxed set of the three final novels of Middle-earth: Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin, packaged together for the first time. Completing Christopher Tolkien's lifelong achievement as the editor and curator of his father J.R.R. Tolkien's manuscripts, The Great Tales features handsome color plates and maps by famed illustrator Alan Lee. The Children of Húrin was the first complete book by J.R.R.Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Túrin, son of Húrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth--awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him. Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal elf. Her father, a great elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Lúthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Lúthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril. The Fall of Gondolin completes the set and tells the story of the destruction of the legendary city of Gondolin at the hands of evil Morgoth in retaliation against Ulmo, the Lord of the Waters, who favors man. At core is the tale of Tuor, cousin of Túrin, his wife, Idril, daughter of Turgon, king of Gondolin, and their child, Eärendel, who became great in Gondolin, but had to flee the blazing wreckage of his home when Morgoth attacked. Each hardcover volume includes color plates and black and white maps by award-winning illustrator Alan Lee.

Book J R R  Tolkien

Download or read book J R R Tolkien written by Tom Shippey and published by HMH. This book was released on 2014-02-21 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The definitive Tolkien companion—an indispensable guide to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and more, from the author of The Road to Middle-earth. This “highly erudite celebration and exploration of Tolkien’s works [is] enormous fun,” declared the Houston Chronicle, and Tom Shippey, a prominent medievalist and scholar of fantasy, “deepens your understanding” without “making you forget your initial, purely instinctive response to Middle-earth and hobbits.” In a clear and accessible style, Shippey offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy, and to the importance of language in literature. He breaks down The Lord of the Rings as a linguistic feast for the senses and as a response to the human instinct for myth. Elsewhere, he examines The Hobbit’s counterintuitive relationship to the heroic world of Middle-earth; demonstrates the significance of The Silmarillion to Tolkien’s canon; and takes an illuminating look at lesser-known works in connection with Tolkien’s life. Furthermore, he ties all these strands together in a continuing tradition that traces its roots back through Grimms’ Fairy Tales to Beowulf. “Shippey’s commentary is the best so far in elucidating Tolkien’s lovely myth,” wrote Harper’s Magazine. J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century is “a triumph” (Chicago Sun-Times) that not only gives readers a deeper understanding of Tolkien and his work, but also serves as an entertaining introduction to some of the most influential novels ever written.

Book Authors of the Early to mid 20th Century

Download or read book Authors of the Early to mid 20th Century written by Britannica Educational Publishing and published by Britanncia Educational Publishing. This book was released on 2013-06-01 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Starting at the dawn of the 20th century, writers began experimenting with literary styles as never before. As perhaps the most far-reaching movement, Modernism swept across both the United States and Europe and has been embodied in the works of such writers as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and T.S. Eliot. The existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett’s absurdist writings, and the range of literary output from around the world also reflect the spirit of the period. The lives and works of these and other authors from across the globe are surveyed in this absorbing volume.

Book Narn i Ch  n H  rin

Download or read book Narn i Ch n H rin written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fantasy adventure saga set in the early days of Middle-Earth features humans and elves, dwarves and dragons, orcs and dark sorcerers clashing in an epic battle between good and evil.

Book The Ring and the Cross

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paul E. Kerry
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson
  • Release : 2010-12-10
  • ISBN : 161147065X
  • Pages : 310 pages

Download or read book The Ring and the Cross written by Paul E. Kerry and published by Fairleigh Dickinson. This book was released on 2010-12-10 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The influence of J.R.R Tolkien's Christianity on his writing has sparked intense discussion and debate. What has been lacking is a forum for a civilized discussion about the topic, as well as a chronological overview of the major arguments and themes that have engaged scholars about the impact of Christianity on Tolkein's oeuvre, with particular reference to The Lord of the Rings. The Ring and the Cross addresses these two needs.

Book A Universal Imagination of the End of the World  Volume I

Download or read book A Universal Imagination of the End of the World Volume I written by Frédéric Le Blay and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-22 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays is the first published contribution from the ATLANTYS program, an interdisciplinary and intercultural research endeavour endorsed by the University of Nantes and the Centre François Viète, France, exploring epistemology, history of sciences and technology. This book sheds critical and analytical light on collective representations dealing with the end of the world. It considers various anthropological and historical issues, such as the interaction of human groups and populations with their natural environment and their reaction when faced with high-scale disasters; the expression and representation of the anxiety of our collective death or destruction; the reaction and behavior of human societies regarding the universal fear of their end; and the converging points between irrational beliefs, religious conceptions and scientific theories.

Book J R R  Tolkien  A Critical Study

Download or read book J R R Tolkien A Critical Study written by Dr.N. Ravikumar and published by OrangeBooks Publication. This book was released on 2024-03-08 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a very great deal we can learn by examining an author’s sources, to which countless source studies of Beowulf, Geoffrey Chaucer, Shakespeare, James Joyce, and many others stand as proof. But this book J.R.R Tolkien: A Critical Study is about examining his all works. His works were made, what right do we have to gainsay him? Finding a satisfactory answer to that question is partly the subject of this collection. For the moment, suffice it to say that we believe scholars have every right, and that the value of what we can learn about an author and his works, as well as the greater appreciation this engenders. This critical study is concerned with both the theory and the practice of source criticism, as applied to the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. Over the past forty years or so, source study has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in Tolkien studies. And with good reason, for it has long been known that Tolkien drew from a wide range of disparate sources in the construction of his legendarium from The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and beyond. An understanding of the sources Tolkien utilized, as well as how and why he incorporated them can enhance readers’ appreciation of his works immeasurably. There has long been a need for a carefully constructed book that addresses two basic aspects of this specialized field of Tolkien studies. First, it should describe the theory and methodology for proper source criticism of Tolkien’s works. Second, it should demonstrate source criticism, translating theory into praxis.

Book The Road to Middle Earth

Download or read book The Road to Middle Earth written by Tom Shippey and published by HMH. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Uniquely qualified to explicate Tolkien’s worldview,” this journey into the roots of the Lord of the Rings is a classic in its own right (Salon.com). From beloved epic fantasy classic to record-breaking cinematic success, J.R.R. Tolkien's story of four brave hobbits has enraptured the hearts and minds of generations. Now, readers can go deeper into this enchanting lore with a revised edition of Tom Shippey's classic exploration of Middle-earth. From meditations on Tolkien's inspiration to analyses of the influences of his professional background, The Road to Middle-earth takes a closer look at the novels that made Tolkien a legend. Shippey also illuminates Tolkien's more difficult works set in the same world, including The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and the myth cycle, and examines the remarkable twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, written by J.R.R.'s son Christopher Tolkien. At once a celebration of a beloved classic and a revealing literary study, The Road to Middle-earth is required reading for fantasy fans and English literature scholars alike.

Book Story  World and Character in the Late   slendingas  gur

Download or read book Story World and Character in the Late slendingas gur written by Rebecca Merkelbach and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2024-06-11 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Argues for new models of reading the complexity and subversiveness of fourteen "post-classical" sagas. The late Sagas of Icelanders, thought to be written in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, have hitherto received little scholarly attention. Previous generations of critics have unfavourably compared them to "classical" Íslendingasögur and fornaldarsögur, leading modern audiences to project their expectations onto narratives that do not adhere to simple taxonomies and preconceived notions of genre. As "rogues" within the canon, they challenge the established notions of what makes an Íslendingasaga. Based on a critical appraisal of conceptualisations of canon and genre in saga literature, this book offers a new reading of the relationship between the individual, paranormal, and social dimensions that form the foundation of these sagas. It draws on a multidisciplinary approach, informed by perspectives as diverse as "possible worlds" theory, gender studies, and social history. The "post-classical" sagas are not only read anew and integrated into both their generic and socio-historical context; they are met on their own terms, allowing their fascinating narratives to speak for themselves.

Book Tolkien s Art

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jane Chance
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2001-10-26
  • ISBN : 0813138094
  • Pages : 235 pages

Download or read book Tolkien s Art written by Jane Chance and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2001-10-26 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This literary study examines the scholarly and mythological roots of the author’s beloved stories, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien captured the imaginations of generations with his expansive fantasy worlds and tales of high adventure. But Tolkien was also an accomplished scholar whose deep knowledge of mythology and language provided a wellspring of inspiration for his fiction. In this enlightening study, Tolkien specialist Jane Chance uncovers the many sources the author used in composing his works. Inspired by works like Beowulf and Gawain and the Green Knight, Tolkien relied on both pagan epic and Christian legend to create a distinctly English mythology. Chance traces this project through his major works as well as his minor stories and critical essays. This revised and expanded edition also examines the paradigm of the critic as monster featured in many of Tolkien’s writings.

Book I Am in Fact a Hobbit

Download or read book I Am in Fact a Hobbit written by Perry C. Bramlett and published by Mercer University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.

Book Brand Protection in the Online World

Download or read book Brand Protection in the Online World written by David N. Barnett and published by Kogan Page Publishers. This book was released on 2016-12-03 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The growth of the Internet has had a profound effect on the way business is carried out, and has provided an unprecedented opportunity for third-party individuals and organisations to attack brands with relative ease. These changes have resulted in the birth of a significant and rapidly-growing new industry: that of online brand protection, consisting of specialist service providers which can be employed by brand owners to monitor and prevent potential attacks on their brand. Brand Protection in the Online World explains the full scope of Internet infringement, and associated monitoring and enforcement options that are most relevant to brand owners and managers. Covering crucial topics such as brand abuse, counterfeiting, fraud, digital piracy and more, Brand Protection in the Online World provides a clear and in-depth exploration of the importance of, and ideas behind, the brand-protection industry.

Book The Complete Guide to Middle earth

Download or read book The Complete Guide to Middle earth written by Robert Foster and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2022-09-20 with total page 588 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the millions who have already ventured to Middle-earth—and for the countless others who have yet to embark on the journey—here is the one indispensable A-to-Z guide that brings Tolkien’s universe to life. EVERY CHARACTER From Adaldrida Brandybuck to Zaragamba—every Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf, Man, Orc, and other resident of Middle-earth is vividly described and accurately located in its proper place and time. EVERY PLACE Colorful and detailed descriptions of geographical entries allow you to pick up the action anywhere in Middle-earth and follow it through The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and beyond. EVERY THING From stars and streams to food and flora, everything found in Middle-earth is alphabetically listed and, when necessary, cross-referenced. This is truly a master key to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.