This is a critical study of Tolkien's greatest works. Respected academic and world-renowned Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey presents us with a fascinating companion to the works of JRR Tolkien, in particular focusing on 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion'.
The seven chapters look at: Hobbits, and other magical creatures; the central quest of the Ring, examining Tolkien's views of good and evil, and his work's relevance to the major issues of 20th century politics, such as the nature of industrialised war; and also Tolkien's phenomenal influence on the fantasy genre and the unique role of 'The Lord of the Rings' as the first and greatest fantasy novel in modern fiction.
Written in a clear, accessible style, 'JRR Tolkien: Author of the Century' gives you a deeper understanding of the great man's work in the context of who he was, and also serves as an ideal introductory companion to some of the finest, and most successful, fantasy literature ever written.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2000
- 137 x 221mm