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A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if applicable) is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
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ISBN-10:

0764541862

Publication Year:

2003

ISBN-13:

9780764541865

Language:

English

Author:

Greg Harvey

Subject:

fantasy Tolkien Middle Earth Hobbit Lord of the Ri

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Trade Paper, Book

ISBN:

9780764541865

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Synopsis
J.R.R. Tolkien's novels of Middle-earth - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy , and The Silmarillian - have become some of the most famous, and most beloved, literary works of the twentieth century. And the Lord of the Rings films by director Peter Jackson have re-ignited interest in Tolkien and his works, as well as introduced his stories to a new generation of fans. Even if you've never read the novels and have only seen the films, you know that the world of Middle-earth is a complicated one. Tolkien took great care in representing this world, from creating new languages to including very particular cultural details that add to the richness of the world's fabric. Many other books have been written about Tolkien and his works, but none have come close to providing the kind of reference needed to comprehend the world of Middle-earth. That's what veteran Dummies author and unabashed Tolkien fan Greg Harvey attempts to do in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies. As the author says in his introduction to the book, this is not an encyclopedia or quick guide to all the diverse beings, languages, and history that make up Tolkien's Middle-earth. Nor is it a set of plot outlines for the novels. Rather, what you'll find in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies is a basic guide to some of the possible linguistic and mythological origins of Middle-earth, plus a rudimentary analysis of its many themes and lessons for our world. This book can help enrich your reading (or re-reading) of Tolkien's novels, and it will challenge you to think about the themes inherent in Tolkien's Middle-earth and their implications in your own life. Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find covered in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies: Exploring the main themes in Tolkien's works, including immortality and death; the heroic quest; love; fate and free will; and faith and redemption Investigating the diverse lands of Middle-earth - including the Shire, Gondor, and Mordor - and their significance Examining the different cultures of Middle-earth, such as Hobbits, Elves, Men, and those wily Wizards Touring the history of Middle-earth Understanding Tolkien's creation of new languages to enrich the story of Middle-earth Top Ten lists on the battles in the War of the Ring, online resources, and the ways the films differ from the novels So, whether you're reading Tolkien's novels or watching the films for the first time, or you've been a fan for many years and are looking for a new take on Tolkien's works, The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies can help you enhance your reading or viewing experience for years to come.

The popular movies based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy have created a whole new audience for Tolkien?s richly drawn world of Middle-earth. But newbies to these complex tales have a hard time separating out the key players and understanding their motivations and their relationships to one another.


Product Identifiers
ISBN-100764541862
ISBN-139780764541865

Key Details
AuthorGreg Harvey
Number Of Pages360 pages
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2003-10-10
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWiley & Sons, Incorporated, John

Additional Details
Copyright Date2003
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight19.2 Oz
Height0.8 In.
Width7.4 In.
Length9.2 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade

Classification Method
LCCN2003-105682
LC Classification NumberPR6039.O32

Table Of Content
Table Of ContentForeword.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.

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"...a great book...helps readers make sense of the creatures, language, geography and richly-detailed history of Middle earth..." ( Shields Gazette , Dec 03)

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This copy is very clean, a lot of fun to read the details of your favorite stories, from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Become a Middle Earth expert. Buyer pays S&H, was $20 new

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