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A basic guide to some of the possible linguistic and mythological origins of Middle earth, and a rudimentary analysis of its many themes and lessons for our world. It includes...Read more

The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth for Dummies by Greg Harvey (Paperback, 2003)(UK version)

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A basic guide to some of the possible linguistic and mythological origins of Middle earth, and a rudimentary analysis of its many themes and lessons for our world. It includes topics that explore the main themes in Tolkien's works, including immortality and death; the heroic quest; love; fate and free will; and faith and redemption.

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Author(s)Greg Harvey
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc
Date of Publication10/10/2003
GenreLiterary Criticism

Publication Data
Place of PublicationFoster City
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintHungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Content NoteIllustrations

Weight535 g
Width189 mm
Height235 mm
Spine20 mm

Table Of ContentsForeword.Introduction.Part I: The Geography of Middle-earth.Chapter 1: The Worlds of Middle-earth.Chapter 2: The Lands of Middle-earth and Beyond.Part II: The Beings of Middle-earth.Chapter 3: The Divine Ainur.Chapter 4: The Fair Race of Elves.Chapter 5: The Mortal Race of Men.Chapter 6: The Hardy Race of Dwarves.Chapter 7: Those Homespun Hobbits.Chapter 8: The Wily Wizards.Chapter 9: Beorn, Tom Bombadil, and Treebeard.Chapter 10: The Enemy and His Minions.Part III: The History of Middle-earth.Chapter 11: The Valarian Ages.Chapter 12: The First Three Ages and Then Some.Part IV: The Languages of Middle-earth.Chapter 13: Tolkien and Language.Chapter 14: The Tongues of Tolkien.Part V: The Themes and Mythology of Middle-earth.Chapter 15: The Struggle Between Good and Evil.Chapter 16: Immortality and Death.Chapter 17: The Heroic Quest.Chapter 18: Chivalry and True Love.Chapter 19: Fate and Free Will.Chapter 20: Faith and Redemption.Chapter 21: Ring-related Myths.Chapter 22: Ecological Themes.Chapter 23: Sex and Gender.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 24: Top Ten Battles in the War of the Ring.Chapter 25: Top Ten Online Middle-earth Resources.Chapter 26: Top Ten Ways the "Lord of the Rings" Books Differ from the Movies.Index.
Author BiographyGreg Harvey is a language scholar who has traced the roots of Tolkien's work in European folklore and pre-Christian religious beliefs. He has studied 12 languages, including Elvish, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon.

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