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Gene B. Hardy, Cliff Notes on Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

1998

Gemaakt voor middelbare scholieren. Geeft een korte biografie, samenvattingen, analyse en huiswerk. Geniet omslag.

Join the journey through Middle–earth in the study guide of these two epic fantasies suggestive of life in medieval days, a classical battle between good and evil and the quest for a magical ring. This guide covers all four volumes of this unforgettable fantasy.

Trevor Hart (red.), Tree of Tales

Tolkien, Literature and Theology

Baylor University Press, 2007. 1e druk. Paperback. Collectie van zeven artikelen: "Tolkien, St. Andrews and Dragons", "Tolkien and Lewis", "Tolkien's Mythopoesis", "Tolkien, Creation and Creativity", "Tolkien and the Future of Literary Studies", "Tolkien and the Surrendering of Power", "Tolkien's Augustinian Understanding of Good and Evil".*

David Harvey, The Song of Middle-earth

JRR Tolkien's Themes, Symbols and Myths

George Allen & Unwin, 1985. 1e druk. Ingebonden. "takes a fresh look at the historical background of The Lord of the Rings". Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat (prijs geknipt).*

David Harvey, The Song of Middle-earth

JRR Tolkien's Themes, Symbols and Myths

George Allen & Unwin, 1985. 1e druk. Ingebonden. "takes a fresh look at the historical background of The Lord of the Rings". Antiquarisch: goede staat (ex bibliotheek exemplaar, stofomslag geplastificeerd, stempel op schutblad).*

David Harvey, The Song of Middle-earth (paperback)

JRR Tolkien's Themes, Symbols and Myths

HarperCollins, 2016. Paperback.

Available for the first time in paperback, this is the pre-eminent critical study, and exploration, of how myth and legend played such a significant role in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Song of Middle-earth takes a fresh look at The Lord of the Rings, digging deep into the foundations of Tolkien’s world to reveal the complex tapestry of history and mythology that lies behind his stories.

The charge that Tolkien's work was merely derivative – that he extracted elements from other mythologies and incorporated them into his own fiction – is dismissed in favour of a fascinating examination of the rich historical background to Middle-earth.

From the mythic tradition of the Tales told in The Book of Lost Tales: I to the significance of oral storytelling throughout the history of Middle-earth, this book examines the common themes of mythology found within Tolkien’s work.

In doing so, The Song of Middle-earth demonstrates how Tolkien’s desire to create a new mythology for England is not only apparent in his writing, but also realised.*

Greg Harvey, Alles over Tolkiens Midden-aarde voor Dummies

Pearson, 2004

Nederlandse vertaling van The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth for Dummies. Paperback.*
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Dinah Hazell, The Plants of Middle-earth

Botany and Sub-creation

Kent State, 2006. 1e druk. Ingebonden. "unique in using botany as the focal point for examining the complex network of elements that comprise Tolkien's creation". Geïllustreerd met tientallen kleuren- en z/w platen van planten en bomen.*
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Rolland Hein, Christian Mythmakers: C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesteron and others

Cornerstone, 2002

Tweede editie met een extra hoofdstuk over Dante. Paperback. "Explores how they influenced and inspired one another, and identifies the symbols and emblems in their works."*

Randel Helms, Tolkien's World (HoM)

Myth, Magic and Meaning

HoughtonMifflin, 1974. Ingebonden. 1e druk. Antiquarisch: goede staat (rug verbleekt, price clipped).*

Randel Helms, Tolkien's World (Thames and Hudson)

Myth, Magic and Meaning

Thames & Hudson, 1975. Herdruk. Ingebonden. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Randel Helms, Tolkien's World

Myth, Magic and Meaning

Granada, 1976. 1e druk in deze vorm. Pocket. Antiquarisch: goede staat.*

Hexa 2: Beschouwingen over Tolkien en In de Ban van de Ring

Hexa, 1979. 1e druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd. Met verschillende artikelen over Tolkien. Antiquarisch: goede staat.

Deborah Higgens, Anglo-Saxon Community in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Oloris, 2014. 1e druk. Paperback. Omslag van Ted Nasmith.

Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by Dr. Deborah A. Higgens, PhD will add to the field of Tolkien scholarship a detailed study of how Tolkien entered into the community of Anglo-Saxon storytellers as a scholar and critic, but also as an insider.

Embracing elements of a lifestyle he valued, yet which he viewed as diminishing in modern-day England and in the rest of the world, J.R.R. Tolkien hearkens back to a literary community shrouded in mystery and Faërie, from Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon poetry to medieval legend. Tolkien enters that community both as a critic, examining lost elements of a heroic society, and as an insider, recasting, as did ancient authors, the elements of Story, to create his own great fairy-story.

While much has been written on medievalism in Tolkien’s works, this research adds to the field a detailed explanation of the Anglo-Saxon mindset in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (LOTR). In his sub-creation, Tolkien draws from the same Cauldron of Story from which the Anglo-Saxon poets drew, as illustrated by an examination of Tolkien’s two critical essays: “On Fairy-Stories” and “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics.” Tolkien discusses the manner in which the Beowulf poet created his poem, and it is evident that the same principles can be applied to demonstrate how Tolkien created his own great fairy-story as he integrates the ancient themes of the Anglo-Saxon mead hall, the lord as gift-giver, and the comitatus bond in his creation of the Rohirrim. In the role of the cup-bearer, Old English poetry predominately reflects aristocratic women, and Tolkien illustrates this aspect in LOTR through the characters of Galadriel and Éowyn. Tolkien’s work is as original as that of medieval authors because he built on ancient themes and structure, used their modes and genres, and chose similar mythic elements to weave his own tale. The decline of mead-hall society is reflected in Old English poetry, and Tolkien’s fiction embodies a sense of that loss, preserving for his audience, as did the Beowulf poet, this ancient society and its heroic values.*

Mark T. Hooker, Tolkien Through Russian Eyes

Walking Tree, 2003

"Examines the sociological impact of the translation and publication of Tolkien’s works in post-Soviet Russia. Discusses the many competing translations in Russian and how they have adapted the books to the Russian mental climate." 1e druk. Paperback. Gesigneer door de auteur.*

Mark T. Hooker, A Tolkienian Mathomium

A Collection of Articles about JRR Tolkien and His Legendarium

Llyfrawr, 2006. De artikelen gaan vooral over de vertalingen van Tolkiens werk. 1e druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd.*

Mark T. Hooker, The Hobbitonian Anthology

of articles about JRR Tolkien and his legendarium

Llyfrawr, 2009. 1e druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd. Gesigneerd door de auteur.

This is a second volume of articles by Mark T. Hooker that picks up where A Tolkienian Mathomium left off. Hooker's analysis is from a linguistic perspective similar to Tolkien's. "If you liked the last one, you're going to like this one," says the Foreword. Beyond Bree and Hither Shore said that there is "something [in A Tolkienian Mathomium] for everyone with even a passing interest in Tolkien. All of the articles are well researched, insightful, and highly informative." Tolkien Studies said that it is a "pleasantly eccentric volume ... Hooker has a wide variety of things to say that have not been heard before." Tolkien Collector's Guide said A Tolkienian Mathomium "is one of the most unique sets of essays on Tolkien I have read in the past 10 years." An early review by The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza of the analysis of the origin of the name Tom Bombadil appearing in The Hobbitonian Anthology ranks it as "the best explanation yet of how the name Tom Bombadil came into being." *

Mark T. Hooker, The Tolkienaeum

Essays on JRR Tolkien and his Legendarium

Llyfrawer, 2014. 1e druk. Paperback. Geillustreerd. Gesigneerd door de auteur.

The essays range from Tolkien's probable literary sources, to his historical allusions; from his philological jests, to his serious linguistics.*

Mark T. Hooker, Tolkien and Welsh

Essays on JRR Tolkien's Use of Welsh in His Legendarium

Llyfrawr, 2012. 1e druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd. Gesigneerd door de auteur.

Tolkien and Welsh provides an overview of J.R.R.Tolkien's use of Welsh in his Legendarium, ranging from the obvious (Gwynfa), to the apparent (Took), to the veiled (Gerontius), to the hidden (Goldberry).

Though it is a book by a linguist, it was written for the non-linguist with the goal of making the topic accessible. The unavoidable jargon is explained in a glossary, and the narrative presents an overview of how Welsh influenced Tolkien's story line, as well as his synthetic languages Quenya and Sindarin.
The study is based on specific examples of attested names, placed in the context of their linguistic and cultural background, while highlighting the peculiar features of Welsh, "the senior language of the men of Britain" (MC 189), that Tolkien found so intriguing. It supplements, rather than competes with Carl Phelpstead’s excellent Tolkien and Wales, which sidestepped the topic of the Celtic linguistics behind Tolkien's work. Learn the story behind Lithe, Buckland, Anduin, and Baranduin.

Pagination: xxx + 274, B&W illustrations by James Dunning, maps, Index, Trade Paper

Jason Fisher--the editor of Tolkien and the Study of His Sources (McFarland, 2011), and the host of the blog 'Lingwë: Musings of a Fish' -- says:

Tolkien and Welsh "should be pretty accessible to most readers." Mark gets "into some of the particulars of Welsh (and Sindarin) phonology--especially on the matter of mutation, a prominent feature of both languages--but Mark writes primarily for the lay person." Where Carl Phelpstead's book Tolkien and Wales "presents a broad survey of the forest as a whole, Mark's book is down at the level of the trees within it, even single leaves, grappling with individual words and names. If you are familiar with his previous books, it is much like those, but with the driving thread being the influence of Welsh on Tolkien's nomenclature and storytelling. I think Mark's book and Carl's complement each other and could be profitably read together."

Tolkien and Welsh has been invited to enter the 2013 Competition for the Literature Wales Book of the Year Award. Participation is by invitation only.*

Mark T. Hooker, Iter Tolkienensis

A Tolkienmymical Road Trip from Buckland (Worcestershire) to The Ivy Bush (Carmarthen, Wales)

Llyfrawr, 2016. 1e druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd. Gesigneerd door de auteur.

'a look at the meanings and stories of the place names that the route passes along the way, places that might be translations or corruptions of those on a map of Middle-earth."*

Neil Isaacs and Rose Zimbardo (red.), Tolkien and the Critics (1968)

Essays on JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Notre Dame, 1968. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Collectie van 15 artikelen, waaronder C.S. Lewis "The Dethronement of Power", Edmund Fuller "The Lord of the Hobbits" en W.H. Auden "The Quest Hero". Antiquarisch: goede staat (oud bilbiotheek exemplaar. Sticker op de rug van het stofomslag. Aantekeningen in het boek).*

Neil Isaacs and Rose Zimbardo (red.), Tolkien and the Critics (1969)

Essays on JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Notre Dame, 1969. 1e druk als paperback. Collectie van 15 artikelen, waaronder C.S. Lewis "The Dethronement of Power", Edmund Fuller "The Lord of the Hobbits" en W.H. Auden "The Quest Hero". Antiquarisch: goede staat (omslag verbleekt, aantekeningen in het boek)*

Kate Jones, Favourite Writers. Londen, 2000

Grootformaat paperback met korte stukjes, gericht op kinderen, over een aantal populaire jeugdboekenschrijvers, zoals Terry Pratchett, J.K. Rowling en Roal Dahl. Tolkien en C.S. Lewis komen ook kort aan de orde.

Leslie Ellen Jones, Myth and Middle-earth. Exploring the Legend Behind The Lord of the Rings

Cold Spring Harbor, 2002

1e druk. Paperback.

Judd, Flora of Middle-earth

Plants of JRR Tolkien's Legendarium

OUP, 2016. Hardback. Illustrated.

The book considers the importance of plants in Tolkien's conception of Middle-earth. It develops the theme that Middle-earth is our own world - and will awaken the reader to the connection between the plants of Tolkien's legendarium and those growing in our gardens and local natural areas of the Northern Hemisphere. It also demonstrates the connection between the various plant communities of Middle-earth and the elven and human cultures that occupy them, including those environments degraded by warfare, industrialization or pollution.

The heart of the book is an alphabetical listing, arranged by common names, of all of the plants mentioned in Tolkien's legendarium; for each of these plants the treatment will include: 1) common and scientific name, along with an indication of the family to which the plant belongs, 2) a brief quote from one of Tolkien's works in which the plant is referenced, 3) a discussion of the significance of the plant in the context of Tolkien's legendarium, 4) the etymology relating to both English common name and the scientific name, and where relevant, the name in one or more of the languages of Middle-earth, 5) a brief statement of the plant's distribution and ecology (along with mention of major species), 6) economic uses, both traditional and current, and 7) an easy-to-understand description of the plant. The book provides guidelines to the use of plant descriptions, and the few technical terms used are carefully defined. Many plants are illustrated by original artwork, in the style of a woodcut print, and most are also represented by one to several photographs (showing their diagnostic characteristics). The description along with an identification key, when used with the illustrations and photos, allow easy identification of each plant, adding to the reader's understanding and appreciation of Tolkien's works. A glossary of descriptive terms is also included.*

Douglas Charles Kane, Arda Reconstructed

The Creation of the Published Silmarillion

Lehigh University Press, 2009. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Geïllustreerd.

In "Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion", Douglas C. Kane reveals a tapestry woven by Christopher Tolkien from different portions of his father's work that is often quite mind-boggling, with inserts that seemed initially to have been editorial inventions shown to have come from some remote portion of Tolkien's vast body of work. He demonstrates how material that was written over the course of more than thirty years was merged together to create a single, coherent text. He also makes a frank appraisal of the material omitted by Christopher Tolkien (and in a couple of egregious cases the material invented by him) and how these omissions and insertions may have distorted his father's vision of what he considered - even more then "The Lord of the Rings" - to be his most important work. It is a fascinating portrait of a unique collaboration that reached beyond the grave.*

Clyde S. Klilby, A Well of Wonder

Essays on C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, and the Inklings

Mount Tabor, 2016. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Bunderling van eerder verschenen essays en artikelen van Kilby, de man die Tolkien een zomer lang had geholpen bij het uitbrengen van The Silmarillion.*

Edouard J. Kloczko (red.), Tolkien en France. Source Fantastique, 1998

Zeven artikelen (zoals "L’épopée religieuse de J.R.R. Tolkien", "Smith of Wootton Major; un testament poétique" and "essai de microanalyse des Mewlips"), a bibiografie en een chronologie. 1e druk. Paperback.

Paul H. Kocher, A Reader's Guide to The Silmarillion

Houghton Mifflin, 1980. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Een van de eerste wetenschappelijke analyses van The Silmarillion. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Paul H. Kocher, A Reader's Guide to The Silmarillion (UK)

Thames and Hudson, 1980. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Een van de eerste wetenschappelijke analyses van The Silmarillion. Antiquarisch: goede staat (rug stofomslag wat verbleekt, wat scheurtjes).*

Paul Kocher, Master of Middle-earth: (HoM)

The Achievement of JRR Tolkien

HoughtonMifflin, 1972. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Foto van Tolkien op het omslag. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Paul Kocher, Master of Middle-earth: (Thames)

The Achievement of JRR Tolkien

Thames and Hudson, 1973. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Foto van Tolkien op het omslag. Antiquarisch: goede staat (scheurtjes in schutblad).*

Paul Kocher, Master of Middle-earth

The Achievement of JRR Tolkien

Penguin, 1974. 1e druk als pocket. Foto van Tolkien op het omslag. Antiquarisch: goede staat.*

Paul Kocher, Tolkien: Meester van Midden-aarde

Een studie over zijn romans en verhalen

Sirius en Siderius, 1982. 1e druk. Paperback. Vertaling van Master of Middle-earth. Omslag van Emmy van Aalst. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Katie de Koster, Readings on J.R.R. Tolkien

San Diego, 2000

"This collection of abridged, previously published essays provides sophisticated analyses of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The introductory essay presents solid biographical background on Tolkien. Tom Shippey's concluding essay, which identifies Tolkien's sources in developing Middle-earth, is perhaps the most useful in the collection. The editor also includes a thorough chronology of Tolkien's life, times, and work." 1ste druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag lag uitgegeven.

Katie de Koster, Readings on J.R.R. Tolkien (paperback)

San Diego, 2000

"This collection of abridged, previously published essays provides sophisticated analyses of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The introductory essay presents solid biographical background on Tolkien. Tom Shippey's concluding essay, which identifies Tolkien's sources in developing Middle-earth, is perhaps the most useful in the collection. The editor also includes a thorough chronology of Tolkien's life, times, and work." 1ste druk. Paperback.

Peter Kreeft, The Philosophy of Tolkien

The Worldview Behind The Lord of the Rings

Ignatius, 2005. 1e druk. Paperback. `takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle-earth.`*

Alex Lewis en Elizabeth Currie, The Forsaken Realm of Tolkien

JRR Tolkien and the Medieval Tradition

"explores the earliest writings that formed part of Tolkien's invented mythology to look for the origins and the sources."  Medea Publishing, 2005. 1e druk. Paperback. Gesigneerd door beide auteurs.*

Alex Lewis en Elizabeth Currie, Epic Realm of Tolkien 1

Beren and Lúthien

ADC, 2009. 1e druk. Paperback.

Lewis and Currie continue their ground-breaking studies with an examination of Tolkien’s most personal story, the Tale of Beren and Lúthien in its various forms. It is analysed from the early version in the Book of Lost Tales, through the incomparable poetry of the Lay of Leithian, through to beyond the Silmarillion version and the ideas that Tolkien was working towards the end of his life. The astonishing and powerful connections between Beren and Lúthien’s tale and the Arthurian legends in their various forms are examined and give a fascinating glimpse into the world of medieval literature which Professor Tolkien knew and loved so well. Find out how Tevildo Demon-Prince of Cats came into the tale and then was dropped in favour of other concepts, how Tolkien pondered over whether Beren should be a mortal man or an immortal elf. And throughout these tales run the foundations of Arthurian Story in a fascinating way. The connections that Lewis and Currie pursue lead to an elegant and original explanation of the creative purpose behind the Book of Lost Tales as a concept, and also give compelling insight as to how this related to the concept inherent within the Silmarillion and Tolkien’s Legendarium itself. In Epic Realms of Tolkien, learn also of the true significance of the Eriol / Aelfwine character and his adventures and deeds.

Lewis and Currie will continue their investigations into the links in Tolkien’s writings with the Arthurian tradition in Part Two.*

C.S. Lewis, Of This and Other Worlds

Collins, 1989. Derde druk. Pocket. Geredigeerd en met een voorwoord van Walter Hooper. Artikelen van Lewis over literatuur, fantasy en SF. Met zijn recensies van The Hobbit en The Lord of the Rings. Antiquarisch: goede staat.

Janice Liedl, The Hobbit and History

The unofficial movie tie-in to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Wiley, 2014. 1e druk. Paperback.

The Hobbit and History uncovers the parallels between the Middle Ages and the intricate culture of Middle-earth that Tolkien created in The Hobbit, showing how historical cultures provided the models for Tolkien’s characters, foods, riddles, and battle tactics. The book explores how European myths and legends inspired Tolkien’s wizards, dragons, and the monsters he created. Seeing Middle-earth and its peoples against these historical backdrops shines new light on the richness of Tolkien’s world, which is rooted in knowledge of European cultures as deep as the archive that Gandalf explores in Minas Tirith.

Filled with fascinating facts and reproductions of Tolkien’s original artwork of Smaug and other aspects of Middle-earth, The Hobbit and History is the missing piece for every book and movie fan and anyone who thought their J.R.R. Tolkien collection was complete.*