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The Evolution of Tolkien's Mythology : A Study of the History of Middle-Earth 7 by Elizabeth A. Whittingham (2007, Paperback)

Author: Elizabeth A. Whittingham | ISBN-10: 0786432810 | ISBN-13: 9780786432813

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Provides a study of Tolkien's life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle Earth. This title presents a biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien's early life. It deals with elements common to Tolkien's popular works, including cosmogony, theogony, cosmology, metaphysics, and eschatology of Middle Earth.

The History of Middle-earth traces the evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien's literary world, stories, and characters from their earliest written forms to the final revisions Tolkien penned shortly before his death in 1973. Published posthumously by Tolkien's son Christopher, the extensively detailed 12-volume work allows readers to follow the development of the texts that eventually became Tolkien's immensely popular The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, The Silmarillion, and Unfinished Tales. This work provides a thorough study of Tolkien's life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle-earth. The work begins with a brief biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien's life. Following chapters deal with elements common to Tolkien's popular works, including the cosmogony, theogony, cosmology, metaphysics, and eschatology of Middle-earth. The study also reviews some of the myths with which Tolkien was most familiar--Greek, Roman, Finnish, and Norse--and reveals the often overlapping relationship between mythology, biblical stories, and Tolkien's popular works.


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ISBN-100786432810
ISBN-139780786432813

Key Details
AuthorElizabeth A. Whittingham
Number Of Pages232 pages
SeriesCritical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy Ser.
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2007-09-24
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMcFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Additional Details
Series Volume Number7
Copyright Date2008
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight14.1 Oz
Height0.5 In.
Width6.3 In.
Length9 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade

Classification Method
LCCN2007-027682
LC Classification NumberPR6039

Contributors
Edited byC. W., III Sullivan, Donald E. Palumbo

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