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7 v. : ill., maps ; 19 cm.
  • book 1. The ring sets out
  • book 2. The ring goes south
  • book 3. The treason of Isengard
  • book 4. The ring goes east
  • book 5. The war of the ring
  • book 6. The end of the Third Age
  • Appendices.
For the first time, The Lord of the Rings is presented as a boxed set of seven hardcover volumes, one for each of its six parts plus a seventh volume containing maps and the appendices. Bound in black covers with the distinctive Eye of Sauron design from the original jackets embossed in red and gold foil on each volume. Each book bears Tolkien's originally conceived title -- The Ring Sets Out, The Ring Goes South, The Treason at Isengard, The Ring Goes East, The War of the Ring, The End of the Third Age -- and has been specially typeset for this edition. With sales of over 50 million copies wordwide and acknowledged as the book of the century by book lovers all over the world, this commemorative edition is available for a strictly limited period and provides Tolkien lovers, fans, and collectors old and new with the perfect opportunity to own a piece of twentieth century literary history. "The greatest book of the 20th Century" -- Channel 4 UK nationwide poll. Available as a boxed set only.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780618037667 20160527
Green Library
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xiv, 130 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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lxxxii, 894 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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xvii, 162 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Chronology: J.R.R. Tolkien's life and works
  • Introduction: a voice for the dispossessed
  • "Queer" hobbits: the problem of difference in the shire
  • The Political hobbit: the fellowship of the ring
  • Knowledge, language, and power: the two towers
  • Power and the community: the return of the king
  • Conclusion: heroic narraive and the power of structure.
An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork explores its "mythology of power" - that is, how power, politics and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the 20th-century parallels presented in the trilogy.
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Green Library
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vi, 214 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Criticism - Michael D. C. Drout, Wheaton College, Norton, MA-- 2. Time and Narrative Space - Barry Langford, Royal Holloway, University of London-- 3. Modernity - Michael Moses, Duke University-- 4. Gothic Echoes - Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University-- 5. Religion - Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of London-- Part II: Space, Place and Communities-- 6. Invisibility and Community - Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London-- 7. Dark Globalisation - Olivia Jennings, Royal Holloway, University of London-- 8. Home - Simon Malpas, Manchester Metropolitan University-- Part III: Gender, Sexuality and Class-- 9. Anglo-Saxon Women, Tolkien's Women - Jennifer Neville, Royal Holloway, University of London-- 10. Masculinity - Holly A Crocker, University of Cincinnati-- 11. Homoeroticism - Dan Griffiths and Esther Saxey, both at University of Sussex-- 12. Service - Scott Kleinman, California State University, Northridge-- Tolkein's Futures-- 13. Games - Barry Atkins, Manchester Metropolitan University-- 14. After Tolkien - Roz Kaveney.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826484604 20160527
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy have become among of the most popular books of the twentieth century while the recent film adaptations have made box office records. This book provides a comprehensive, informed, critical and theoretical analysis of both the book and film trilogies. The book is organised in four thematic sections. Beginning with an analysis of the critical history of Tolkien, the first section, 'Context and Criticism', examines and contrasts the historical and intellectual context of the books, films and their criticism. The second, 'Space, Place and Communities', turns to the philosophical and post-colonial concerns which structure contemporary understandings of the book and film. The third section, 'Gender, Sexuality and Class', shows how these issues are depicted in the novels and films. The final section, 'Tolkien's Futures', looks at the continuing influence of his work in both more traditional literary forms and in contemporary game and electronic narratives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826484604 20160527
Green Library
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294 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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xi, 240 p. ; 23 cm.
  • The Rings of Tolkien and Plato - Lessons in Power, Choice and Morality-- the Cracks of Doom - Threat of emerging technologies and Tolkien's Rings of Power-- "My Precious"-- Tolkien's Fetishized Ring-- Tolkien's Secrets of happiness-- the Quests of Sam and Gollum for the Happy Life-- "Farewell to Lorien" - the Boumded Joy of Existentialists and Elves-- Uberhobbits - Tolkien, Nietzsche and the Will to Power-- Tolkien and the Nature of Evil-- Virtue and Vice in "The Lord of the Rings"-- Choosing to Die - The Gift of Mortality in Middle-Earth-- the Quest Starts with the Past- Tolkien, Modernism and the Importance of Tradition-- Tolkien's green Time - Environmental Themes in "The Lord of the Rings"-- Providence and the Dramatic Unity of "The Lord of the Rings"-- Talking Trees and Walking Mountains - Buddhist and Taoist Themes in "The Lord of the Rings"-- Sam and Frodo's Excellent Adventure - Tolkien's Journey Motif-- "The Lord of the Rings" as an Epic Fairy Tale - Tolkien's Eucatastrophe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812695458 20160528
"The Lord of the Rings" is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of "The Lord of the Rings" shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In this volume, 17 young philosophy professors all of then ardent Tolkien fans address some of the issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is divided into five sections, concerned with: the power and the Ring, the quest for happiness, good and evil in Middle Earth, time and mortality and philosophical questions and fairytale endings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812695458 20160528
Green Library
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xiv, 224 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword-- Introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien's and Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Trilogies-- Literary and Cinematic Heroes-- Merry as a Knowledgeable Hero-- Pippin as an Impulsive, Youthful Hero-- Eowyn as an Action Hero-- Galadriel and Arwen as Inspirational Heroes-- Legolas and Gimli as Intercultural Heroes-- The Changing Social Definitions of Heroes-- Bibliography-- Online Resources for Tolkien Studies-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275985219 20160528
Most writing about The Lord of the Rings trilogy emphasizes the most likely heroes in the tales: Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf, and even Sam. From popular to scholarly literature, the women and "smaller" characters often go overlooked. But sometimes the most unlikely people can come to embody all that we look up to and admire in a person. Here, Lynnette Porter examines what we mean when we talk about heroes, and for the first time illustrates the heroic qualities that can be found in the women and other beloved, though less celebrated, characters in the Lord of the Rings books and movies. She takes a critical look at the importance of literary and cinematic heroes in general, emphasizing the roles of Merry, Pippin, Galadriel, Eowyn, Arwen, Legolas, and Gimli, who can all be considered heroes despite their relatively smaller roles. She shows, ultimately, that our attraction to and celebration of heroes does not have to be limited to the "leading man, " but rather that women and youth often display essential characteristics of true heroes. Bringing together a discussion of both the books and the movies, Porter redirects the spotlight on these characters to show us how the roles they play, the actions they take, and the behaviours they display are worthy of our praise and admiration. This unique and refreshing perspective adds dimension to our understanding of The Lord of the Rings phenomenon.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275985219 20160528
Green Library
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387 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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250 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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vii, 191 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xi, 185 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction-- Peter Hunt 1. The Hobbit, the Tale, Children's Literature, and the Critics-- Keith O'Sullivan 2. Sources and Successors-- Maria Sachiko Cecire 3. The Pastoral Impulse and the Turn to the Future in The Hobbit and Interwar Children's Fiction-- Hazel Sheekey Bird 4. Tolkien and the Traditional Dragon Tale: An Examination of The Hobbit-- C.W.Sullivan III 5. Tolkien's Language-- Louise Joy 6. There and Back Again: The Gendered Journey of Tolkien's Hobbits-- Zoe Jaques 7. Tolkien and Worldbuilding-- Catherine Butler 8. A Topoanalytical Reading of Landscapes in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit-- Jane Suzanne Carroll 9. Tolkien and Trees-- Shelley Saguaro and Deborah Cogan Thacker 10. From Illustration to Film: Visual Narratives and Target Audiences-- Kate Harvey Further Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137264008 20160612
J. R. R. Tolkien is arguably the most influential and popular of all fantasy writers. Although his position and status have long been controversial, his popularity has not faded. His best-loved works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have sold millions of copies around the world and continue to enthral readers young and old. This lively collection of original essays examines The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the light of children's literature theory and approaches, as well as from adult and fantasy literature perspectives. Exploring issues such as gender, language, worldbuilding, and ecocriticism, the volume also places Tolkien's works in the context of a range of visual media, including Peter Jackson's film adaptations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137264008 20160612
Green Library
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xii, 279 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Part One: Materials / Leslie A. Donovan
  • Tolkien in context
  • Editions
  • The instructor's library
  • Multimedia aids for teaching
  • Part Two: Approaches. Introduction: Seed of courage not so hidden / Leslie A. Donovan
  • Teaching the Controversies. The perils of the Tolkien course: reading the readings / Craig Franson
  • Teaching the critical debate over The Lord of the Rings / James McNelis
  • Tolkien's Other Works as Background. Eucatastrophe and the battle with the dark / Verlyn Flieger
  • Why teach The Silmarillion? Tolkien's mythology of the abject hero / Jane Chance
  • Child of the kindly west: innocence and experience in The Hobbit / Brian Walter
  • Using The History of Middle-earth with Tolkien's fiction / Yvette Kisor
  • Connections to the Past. Presenting Tolkien's pasts / Robin Chapman Stacey
  • Teaching the oral tradition in The Lord of the Rings / Leslie Stratyner
  • Becoming Tolkien: reading his Anglo-Saxon and Boethian sources / Liam Felsen
  • Tolkien as nation builder: teaching The Lord of The Rings in an epic literature class / Melissa Ridley Elmes
  • Conceptions of the pastoral in The Fellowship of the Ring / Philip Irving Mitchell
  • Modern and Contemporary Perspectives. Teaching Tolkien in the context of the fantasy tradition / Christopher Cobb
  • Tolkien and the modern: reading the canon through The Lord of the Rings / Sharin Schroeder
  • The tower, the sausage maker, and the soup: teaching Tolkien in a postmodern classroom / Thomas L. Martin
  • Teaching Tolkien and race: an inconvenient combination? / Dimitra Fimi
  • Women students and The Lord of the Rings: showing them where they fit in / Shelley Rees
  • Language, culture, environment, and diversity in The Lord of the Rings / Deidre Dawson
  • Interdisciplinary Contexts. Starting with the film: Jackson as a way back to Tolkien on heroism and evil / Christopher Crane
  • Tolkien and faith: an interdisciplinary approach / Nancy Enright
  • Melkor, moon letters, and Menelmacar: Middle-earth in the science classroom / Kristine Larsen
  • Tolkien and environmental sustainability in the science curriculum / Justin Edward Everett
  • Classroom Contexts and Strategies for Teaching. Tolkien in the first-year literature survey course / Anna Smol
  • Team-teaching Tolkien in a large lecture class: challenges and opportunities / Julia Simms Holderness
  • England's mythmaker? A Tolkien learning community / James R. Vitullo and Keith W. Jensen
  • "(T)hings that were, and things that are, and things that yet may be": teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings online / Judy Ann Ford and Robin Anne Reid
  • Morals and malice in Middle-earth / James Gould and Ted Hazelgrove
  • Tolkien immersion: why a three-week intensive course works / Cami D. Agan
  • The Council of Elrond, all those poems, and the famous f-ing elves: teaching the hard parts of Tolkien / Michael D.C. Drout
  • Fellowship and the rings: intellectual sociability and collaborative learning among Tolkien and the Inklings / Michael Tomko.
A philologist and medieval scholar, J. R. R. Tolkien never intended to challenge traditional ideas about literature or to write a work that would be studied in colleges around the world. He set out only to write a good story. But his The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings unexpectedly gained cult status in the 1960s. Today, the readership for Tolkien's absorbing secondary world - filled with monsters, magic, adventure, sacrifice, and heroism - continues to grow. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials, " introduces instructors to the rich array of resources available for teaching Tolkien, including editions and criticism of his fiction and scholarship, historical material on his life and times, audiovisual materials, and film adaptations of his fiction. The essays in part 2, "Approaches, " help instructors introduce students to critical debates around Tolkien's work, its sources, its influence, and its connection to ecology, religion, and science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781603292054 20160619
A philologist and medieval scholar, J. R. R. Tolkien never intended to write immensely popular literature that would challenge traditional ideas about the nature of great literature and that was worthy of study in colleges across the world. He set out only to write a good story, the kind of story he and his friends would enjoy reading. In The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien created an entire world informed by his vast knowledge of mythology, languages, and medieval literature. In the 1960s, his books unexpectedly gained cult status with a new generation of young, countercultural readers. Today, the readership for Tolkien's absorbing secondary world-filled with monsters, magic, adventure, sacrifice, and heroism-continues to grow. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials, " introduces instructors to the rich array of resources available for teaching Tolkien, including editions and criticism of his fiction and scholarship, historical material on his life and times, audiovisual materials, and film adaptations of his fiction. The essays in part 2, "Approaches, " help instructors introduce students to critical debates around Tolkien's work, its sources, its influence, and its connection to ecology, religion, and science. Contributors draw on interdisciplinary approaches to outline strategies for teaching Tolkien in a wide variety of classroom contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781603292061 20160619
Green Library
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xi, 476 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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237 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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808 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"This book explores the writings, art, philosophy, fantasy, films and culture of J.R.R. Tolkien ... the first part considers the themes, landscapes, philosophies and characters of Tolkien's Middle-earth, as well as Tolkien's biography, the writing and publication of The Lord of the Rings, and the Tolkien industry. The second part looks at the film, TV and radio adaptions of Tolkien's fiction, concluding with an in-depth, scene-by-scene examination of the 2001-03 Hollywood versions of The Lord of the Rings"--P. [4] of cover.
Green Library
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x, 497 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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179 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Tolkien's works have been an inspiration to readers for many decades. Within these pages are some of the most poetic- and profound - illustrations of LOTR's effects on its audiences, both literary and cinematic... I couldn't put it down! Renee Alper, Founder of the American Hobbit Association.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780974084190 20160527
Green Library
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vi, 504 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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