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Richard Mathews, Fantasy. The Liberation of Imagination

Routledge, 2002

"Mathews sets forth a comprehensive overview of the genre, providing important historical and critical context in which to approach it. Seperate chapters treat William Morris, Robert E. Howard, T.H. White, J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin." 1e druk in deze vorm. Paperback.

Stanley V. McDonald, The Philosophical Etymology of Hobbit

American Tolkien Society, 1995

1e druk. Geniet omslag.

Edward McFadden, Deconstructing Tolkien

A Fundamental Analysis of The Lord of the Rings

Padwolf, 2004. 1e druk. Paperback. "gathered together a wide range of topics on some of the most intriguing factors concerning The Lord of the Rings." Bevat ook korte verhalen van Jan Yolen, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft en Geoffrey Chaucer. Confused? You will be...*

De Mijnen van Moria: Essays over JRR Tolkien

Hexa 14

Exa, 1983. 1e druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd door Marvano en Chris Vandendriessche. Vier artikelen over Tolkien. Antiquarisch: goede staat (rug verbleekt).*

Alison Milbank, Chesteron and Tolkien as Theologians

The Fantasy of the Real

T&T Clark, 2007. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). "presenting the fascinating argument that Tolkien's fiction can be viewed as the work of a Catholic writer steeped in Chestertonian ideas, and sharing his literary-theological poetics".

Robert E. Morse, Evocation of Virgil in Tolkien's Art

Geritol for the Classics, 1986

1e druk. Geniet omslag.

Michael Muhling, The Real Middle-earth

Discovering the Origin of The Lord of the Rings

Sid Harta, 2013. 1e druk. Paperback. Gesigneerd door de auteur.

"The Real Middle-earth: Discovering the Origin of The Lord of the Rings reveals fascinating insights into Tolkien and the ancient realm of Abyssinia, and makes connections between them that will leave you astounded."*

Timothy R. O'Neill, The Individuated Hobbit (US)

Jung, Tolkien and the Archetypes of Middle-earth

HoughtonMifflin, 1979. 1e druk. Ingebonden. "demonstrates how the entire narative can be read in Jungian terms as the central human struggle for individuation". Antiquarisch: goede staat (wat slijtage aan het stofomslag).*

Timothy R. O'Neill, The Individuated Hobbit (UK)

Jung, Tolkien and the Archetypes of Middle-earth

Thames and Hudson, 1980. 1e druk. Ingebonden. "demonstrates how the entire narative can be read in Jungian terms as the central human struggle for individuation". Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat (stofromslag wat verbleekt).*

Angela Nicholas, Aragorn

JRR Tolkien's Undervalued Hero29.95

Luna Press, 2017. 1e druk in deze vorm. Grootformaat paperback.

Part 1 of this book is a biographical study of Aragorn covering his ancestry, pre-birth prophecies, the various stages of his life, and his death early in the Fourth Age. There is particular emphasis on the struggles he faced, both physical and mental, and on his crucially significant role (easily overlooked or underestimated) in bringing about the destruction of the One Ring and the downfall of Sauron. There are also discussions on his appearance and on his many names and titles. Part 2 contains a detailed examination of his interactions and relationships with his contemporaries in Middle-earth, both individuals and races. It also considers the influence of some of his ancestors on his character and attitude.*

Ruth S. Noel, The Mythology of Middle-earth

A study of Tolkien's mythology and its relationships to the mythos of the ancient world.

Thames and Hudson, 1977. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Ruth S. Noel, The Mythology of Tolkien's Middle-earth

Granada, 1979. 2de druk. Pocket. "examines Tolkien's great myth of Middle-earth in detail". Omslag van Justin Todd. Antiquarisch: goede staat *

Corey Olsen, Exploring JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit

HoughtonMifflin, 2012. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a fun, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume, designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. Professor Corey Olsen takes readers on an in-depth journey through The Hobbit chapter by chapter, revealing the stories within the story: the dark desires of dwarves and the sublime laughter of elves, the nature of evil and its hopelessness, the mystery of divine providence and human choice, and, most of all, the transformation within the life of Bilbo Baggins. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as never before.

Bruce Palmer, Of Orc-Rags, Phials and a Far Shore.

Visions of Paradise in The Lord of the Rings

Bran's Head, 1981. Geniet omslag.

Joseph Pearce (red.), Tolkien: A Celebration

Collected writings on a literary legacy

Ignatius, 2001. Paperback. Vijftien artikelen over Tolkien. 

Collected essays in celebration of J.R.R. Tolkien's great literary legacy, and the spiritual values and faith which undergirded his imaginary Middle-earth. Includes personal recollections from George Sayer and Walter Hooper, C. S. Lewis's biographer, and thirteen other essays, including: * J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Middle-earth by Stephen Lawhead, himself a best-selling fantasy author with HarperCollins * Tolkien and the Art of Parable by Robert Murray SJ, a friend of Tolkien * The Sense of Time in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings by Kevin Aldrich * The Passion According to Tolkien by Sean McGrath * Tolkien and his critics by Patrick Curry.*

Joseph Pearce, Literary Giants: Literary Catholics

Ignatius, 2005. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

"This is an introduction to English literature, with a tour of the creative landscape of Catholic prose and poetry in the company of Joseph Pearce. Interpreting the spiritual depths of the Catholic literary tradition, this book covers the vast terrain from Dante to Tolkien, from Shakespeare to Waugh. Focusing, in particular, on the 20th-century literary revival, Pearce touches on well-known authors like G. K. Chesterton and J. R. R. Tolkien, but also lesser-knowns such as Roy Campbell, Maurice -Baring, and Owen Barfield." *

Anne C. Petty, Tolkien in the Land of Heroes

Discovering the Human Spirit

New York, 2003. "The major themes of society -humanity, fate, hope- are all there, traced across the typography of Middle-earth." 1e druk. Paperback.*
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Anne C. Petty, Dragons of Fantasy

The Scaly Villains and Heroes of Tolkien, Rowling, McCaffrey, Pratchett and Other Fantasy Greats.

"an in-depth look at dragons in fantasy literature. With a section on the history of dragons in myth and literature, plus an extensive bibliography". New York, 2004. 1e druk. Paperback.*

Carl Phelpstead, Tolkien and Wales

Language, Literature and Identidy

University of Wales, 2011. Paperback. Tolkien once wrote: 'I love Wales - and especially the Welsh language'. This book explores how that love influenced Tolkien's ideas about language, many aspects of his creative writing, and his sense of an English identity. It describes more fully than before the extent and depth of Tolkien's debt to Welsh language and literature, and argues that Tolkien's love of Wales and Welsh is inseparable from his love of, and sense of belonging to, England. The book gives detailed attention to both Tolkien's fiction and his scholarly writings, including some relatively neglected texts. Wales and Welsh were seminal influences on the writings of the twentieth century's most popular writer and this book reveals the range and depth of these influences. *

Mario Polia e.a., J.R.R. Tolkien: Creatore di Mondi

Cherchio, 1992

1e druk. Paperback. Vier studies in het Italiaans.

Steve Ponty, Middle-earth in Magic Mirror Maps

Matador, 2014. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

This work is a fresh look at the Maps of the Wilderland in The Hobbit, leading to the discovery that Professor Tolkien drew the imaginary maps from the Map of Wales back to front, or in reverse. The maps of the Shire in The Lord of The Rings are drawn likewise, of England. '"They are on their way to visit the land of their fathers, away east beyond Mirkwood," put in Gandalf...' Gandalf's talk of the 'land of their fathers' is, by translation of its national anthem, Professor J.R.R. Tolkien's hidden clue to the geography of Wales, which we learn the Professor loved, including its language. The focal point of The Hobbit, the Lonely Mountain, is identified as Cadair Idris of North-West Wales. Many of the topographical features of the Mountain coincide. The volcano-mouth Lake of the Lonely Mountain so resembles Llyn Cau of Cadair Idris. The marvel is that the lake has been overlooked so long: not only by Smaug the Dragon, but also by most commentators on The Hobbit. Which reader remembers there is a lake at all? Stephen interprets many of the allusions borrowed by Tolkien in his fantastic tale, including Beorn at the Carrock, the herons of Wales at Lake Town, and dragon fire at the Withered Heath. The work is divided into nine parts, with three site groupings. His unique focus on Tolkien's map-making methodology will make his book relevant not only to Tolkien fans worldwide, but those interested in geography too.*

Richard Purtill, J.R.R. Tolkien. Myth, Morality and Religion

Ignatius, 2002

Paperback. "This book demonstrates the moral depth in Tolkien's work". *
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Marc-Louis Questin, Le monde légendaire de Tolkien

Éditions Trajectoire, 2001. 1e druk. Paperback. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

John Rateliff, Mr. Baggins

The History of The Hobbit, part 1

HarperCollins, 2007. 1e druk. Ingebonden. A major new examination of how Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece, including the complete unpublished draft of the story, and many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself.*

John Rateliff, Return to Bag-End

The History of The Hobbit, deel 2

HarperCollins, 2007. 1e druk. Ingebonden. The second half of a major new examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece 'The Hobbit', including his complete unpublished draft version of the story, and many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself. The History of the Hobbit presents for the first time, in two volumes, the complete unpublished text of the original manuscript of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Hobbit, accompanied by John Rateliff's lively and informative account of how the book came to be written and published. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines -- chapter-by-chapter -- why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever-growing concept of Middle-earth. As well as reproducing the original version of one of literature's most famous stories, both on its own merits and as the foundation for The Lord of the Rings, this new book includes many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps for The Hobbit by Tolkien himself.Also featured are extensive annotations and commentaries on the date of composition, how Tolkien's professional and early mythological writings influenced.*

John Rateliff, Mr. Baggins (paperback)

The History of The Hobbit, part 1

HarperCollins, 2008. 1e druk. Paperback. A major new examination of how Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece, including the complete unpublished draft of the story, and many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself.*

John Rateliff, Return to Bag-End (paperback)

The History of The Hobbit, deel 2

HarperCollins, 2008. 1e druk. Paperback. The second half of a major new examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece 'The Hobbit', including his complete unpublished draft version of the story, and many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself. The History of the Hobbit presents for the first time, in two volumes, the complete unpublished text of the original manuscript of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Hobbit, accompanied by John Rateliff's lively and informative account of how the book came to be written and published. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines -- chapter-by-chapter -- why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever-growing concept of Middle-earth. As well as reproducing the original version of one of literature's most famous stories, both on its own merits and as the foundation for The Lord of the Rings, this new book includes many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps for The Hobbit by Tolkien himself.Also featured are extensive annotations and commentaries on the date of composition, how Tolkien's professional and early mythological writings influenced.*

John D. Rateliff, A Brief History of The Hobbit

Contains the complete manuscript version of The Hobbit

HarperCollins, 2015. 1e druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd.

A Brief History of The Hobbit presents that original manuscript version of The Hobbit, and this is accompanied by John D. Rateliff’s lively and informative commentary, which looks at the story behind Tolkien’s tale. As well as recording the numerous changes made both before and after publication, it examines – chapter-by-chapter – why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien’s ever-growing concept of Middle-earth.

The original account of where Bilbo meets Gollum and steals the ring from him is reprinted here, as are little-known illustrations and maps that Tolkien produced for his own reference when drafting the story, together with his later attempt to recast The Hobbit into the style of The Lord of the Rings.
This invaluable companion to one of the most treasured stories in English literature offers fascinating new insights to those who have grown up with this enchanting tale, and will delight those who are about to enter Bilbo’s round door for the first time.*

John D. Rateliff, The History of The Hobbit

One-volume edition

HarperCollins, 2011. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Geïllustreerd.

In one volume for the first time, this revised and updated examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece ‘The Hobbit’ includes his complete unpublished draft version of the story, together with notes and illustrations by Tolkien himself.

For the first time in one volume, The History of the Hobbit presents the complete unpublished text of the original manuscript of J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Hobbit, accompanied by John Rateliff's lively and informative account of how the book came to be written and published. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines – chapter-by-chapter – why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever-growing concept of Middle-earth.

The Hobbit was first published on 21 September 1937. Like its successor, The Lord of the Rings, it is a story that "grew in the telling", and many characters and story threads in the published text are completely different from what Tolkien first wrote to read aloud to his young sons as part of their "fireside reads".

As well as reproducing the original version of one of literature's most famous stories, both on its own merits and as the foundation for The Lord of the Rings, this new book includes many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps for The Hobbit by Tolkien himself. Also featured are extensive annotations and commentaries on the date of composition, how Tolkien's professional and early mythological writings influenced the story, the imaginary geography he created, and how Tolkien came to revise the book years after publication to accommodate events in The Lord of the Rings.

Like Christopher Tolkien’s The History of The Lord of the Rings before it, this is a thoughtful yet exhaustive examination of one of the most treasured stories in English literature. Long overdue for a classic book now celebrating 75 years in print, this companion edition offers fascinating new insights for those who have grown up with this enchanting tale, and will delight those who are about to enter Bilbo's round door for the first time.*

William Ready, Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings (1969) 1e druk

New York, 1969. Eerste druk. Eerder uitgegeven als The Tolkien Relation. "A readable, understandable introduction to the man and his work." Paperback. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

William Ready, Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings (1969)

New York, 1969. Tweede druk. Eerder uitgegeven als The Tolkien Relation. "A readable, understandable introduction to the man and his work." Paperback. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

William Ready, Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings (1973)

New York, 1973. Vierde druk. Eerder uitgegeven als The Tolkien Relation. "A readable, understandable introduction to the man and his work." Paperback. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat (geplastificeerd).*

William Ready, The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit Notes

Coles Notes

Londen, 1970. 1e druk. Paperback. Biografie en achtergrondinformatie, met vragen en antwoorden, bedoelt voor middelbare scholieren. Antiquarisch: goede staat.*

Eduardo Segura en Guillermo Peris (red.), Tolkien o la Fuerza del Mito

Madrid, 2003

Spaanse vertaling van 14 artikelen uit Proceedings of the Tolkien Centenary Conference. 1e druk. Paperback.

Geoffrey Ridden, Notes on The Hobbit

York Notes

Longman, 1981. 1e druk. Paperback. Achtergrond informatie, samenvattingen, suggesties voor verdere studie e.d. Antiquarisch: goede staat (rug verbleekt, binding wat los).*

Andrew Rilstone, Do Balrogs Have Wings?

And Other Pressing Questions

2012. 1e druk. Paperback.

Is Tolkien Actually Any Good? Did Gandalf Torture Gollum? Did Susan Go To Hell? Who Wrote The Poems of C.S. Lewis? Did C.S Lewis really have a marriage of convenience? Andrew Rilstone answers thirteen important questions about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus reviews and critiques of books, stage-shows and those god-awful movies Every Inklings-related word that Andrew has published since 1999. *

E.L. Risden, Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape

McFarland, 2015. 1e druk. Paperback. Omslag van Ted Nasmith. The work of J.R.R. Tolkien has had a profound effect on contemporary fiction and film making, yet criticism often places him at the margins of twentieth- and twenty-first century thought and experience. He actually sits near the centre of the last century's intellectual landscape: his fiction created a new market for the “fantasy trilogy,” his academic work represents what philology can still accomplish in academe and beyond, and his Catholic faith retains great meaning for millions of persons worldwide.*

Adam Roberts, The Riddles of The Hobbit

Palgrave, 2013. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

Riddles have lost none of their power over us: we are as fascinated by mysteries, from sudoko to whodunnits, from jokes to philosophical conundrums. The Hobbit is a book threaded through with riddles; most obviously in its central 'Riddles in the Dark' chapter, but everywhere else too—what does 'Good Morning' mean? What is a burrahobbit? How many versions of the Hobbit are there? What is the buried secret in the nine riddles Bilbo and Gollum swap between one another? What are Ents? Dragons? Wizards? What is the magic of the magic ring?*

Jeremy Mark Robinson, J.R.R. Tolkien: The Books, The Films, The Whole Cultural Phenomenon

Includes a scene-by-scene analysis of the 2001-2003 Lord of the Rings films

Crescent Moon, 2008. Paperback. Geïllustreerd.*

A new cultural analysis of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of Middle-earth and author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other books. This new critical study explores Tolkien's major writings (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics, The Letters, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth volumes), Tolkien and fairy tales, the mythological, political and religious aspects of Tolkien's Middle-earth, the critics' response to Tolkien's fiction over the decades, the Tolkien industry (merchandizing, toys, role-playing games, posters, Tolkien societies, conferences and the like), Tolkien in visual and fantasy art, the cultural aspects of The Lord of the Rings (from the 1950s to the present), Tolkien's fiction's relationship with other fantasy fiction, such as C.S. Lewis and Harry Potter, and the TV, radio and film versions of Tolkien's books, including the new Hollywood interpretations of The Lord of the Rings. The 2001-03 Hollywood films are discussed in great detail, with a scene-by-scene analysis of each film (including the extended cuts, and omissions, additions, alterations, etc). This new book draws on contemporary cultural theory and analysis and offers a sceptical but sympathetic and illuminating account of the Tolkien phenomenon. This book is designed to appeal to the general reader (and viewer) of Tolkien: it is written in a clear, jargon-free and easily-accessible style. Jeremy Robinson's books include Glorification: Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Art (1990), Arthur Rimbaud (1992), Lawrence Durrell (1995) and Detonation Britain: Nuclear War in the UK (1997). He edits two magazines, Passion and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).

Robert Rorabeck, Tolkien's Heroic Quest

Crescent Moon, 2008. 1e druk. Paperback. University thesis. "The encompassing claim of this study is that Tolkien operated as a social critic through his fictional writing, and that Tolkien's developing social criticism has its roots in his critical interpretations of The Battle of Maldon and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."*