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."*
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Brian Rosebury, Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon

Palgrave, 2003

1e druk. Paperback. "This comprehensive introduction aims to explain his work clearly, to analyse the mixed reception he has received from critics and to suggest a positive view of his importance"*

Melanie Rost, Masculinity in Tolkien

2011. 1e druk. Paperback.

In Masculinity in Tolkien, Rost argues that despite Tolkien's often conservative views when it comes to sex and gender, a closer look at how masculinity is performed in his works actually shows the social criticism hidden within, the rejection of the heroic code and the search for a hero and a masculinity which is built on love and loyalty, not the excess of courage and pride of heroic poetry.*

David Rowe, The Proverbs of Middle-earth

Milton Keynes, 2016. 1e druk. Paperback. Voorwoord van Peter Kreeft. Tolkien heeft honderden spreekwoorden en gezegden verzonnen. Dit boek analyseert ze allemaal en geeft aan wat het zegt over de volkeren die ze gebruikten.*
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Fleming Rutledge, The Battle for Middle-earth

Tolkien's Divine Design in The Lord of the Rings

Eerdmans, 2004. "uncovers the theological currents that lie just under the surface of Tolkien's epic tale".  Paperback. Omslag van Ted Nasmith.

John S. Ryan, The Shaping of Middle-earth's Maker

Influences on the Life and Literature of J.R.R. Tolkien

American Tolkien Society, 1991. Geniet omslag.

Mary Salu (red.), Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller

Essays in Memoriam

Cornell University Press, 1979. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Bundel met vele artikelen over Tolkien, plus de tekst van Tolkiens Valedictory Adress aan de Universiteit van Oxford uit 1959. Antiquarisch: goede staat (rug en deel voorkant stofomslag verbleekt).*

Dominic Sandbrook, The Great Briitsh Dream Factory

The Strange History of Our National Imagination

Allen Lane, 2015. Ingebonden.

Britain's empire has gone. Our manufacturing base is a shadow of its former self; the Royal Navy has been reduced to a skeleton. In military, diplomatic and economic terms, we no longer matter as we once did. And yet there is still one area in which we can legitimately claim superpower status: our popular culture.

It is extraordinary to think that one British writer, J. K. Rowling, has sold more than 400 million books; that Doctor Who is watched in almost every developed country in the world; that James Bond has been the central character in the longest-running film series in history; that The Lord of the Rings is the second best-selling novel ever written (behind only A Tale of Two Cities); that the Beatles are still the best-selling musical group of all time; and that only Shakespeare and the Bible have sold more books than Agatha Christie. To put it simply, no country on earth, relative to its size, has contributed more to the modern imagination.

This is a book about the success and the meaning of Britain's modern popular culture, from Bond and the Beatles to heavy metal and Coronation Street, from the Angry Young Men to Harry Potter, from Damien Hirst toThe X Factor.*

Tom Schindler (red.), Concerning Hobbits and Other Matters: Tolkien Across the Disciplines

Papers delivered at the University of St. Thomas Tolkien conference, April 26th, 2001. Bound oversized paperback, containing nine papers: "Tolkien Through Russian Eyes", "The Shire and Notting Hill: Tolkien and Chesterton", "Tolkien’s "Mythopoeia" as a Theology of Conversion", "From Baggins to Beowulf and Back Again: Teaching (via) Tolkien", "Arachnophobia, Gender, and the Transformation of the Hero in the work of Rowling and Tolkien", "Evaluation of the Dichotomy of Tolkien’s View on War", "The Ancestry of Gollum", "The Sins of Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Use of Medieval Allegory", "Ringo and Samwise: Paradigms?" 1e druk.

Max Schuchart, Tolkien: In de Ban van zijn Werk

Het Spectrum, 1983. 1e druk. Geniet omslag. Reclameboekje met veel illustraties en Schucharts -Tolkiens Nederlandse vertaler- inleiding op Tolkien. Antiquarisch: goede staat (omslag wat sleets).*

Scholastic Literature Guide: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

New York, 2002

Studiehulp voor scholieren: korte biografie, samenvattingen, discussie-onderwerpen e.d. 1e druk. Geniet omslag.

Eduardo Seguar (red.), Myth and Magic

Art According to the Inklings

Walking Tree, 2007. 1st edition. Paperback. This volume presents papers by Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Colin Duriez, Patrick Curry, John Garth, Martin Simonson, Dieter Bachmann, Devin Brown, Miryan Librán-Morena, Eugenio Olivares-Merino, Margarita Carretero-González, Fernando J. Soto & Marta Garcia de la Puerta, Eduardo Segura and Thomas Honegger. The essays focus on the use of Myth, Magic and Art in the work of the
Inklings and explore the interconnectedness of these concepts in the thinking of the members of this group,

W.A. Senior, Stephen R. Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

Kent State University Press, 1995

1e druk. Ingebonden. Studie naar Donaldson en het genre in zijn algemeen, met een hoofdstuk over Tolkien.

Mahmout Shelton, Alchemy in Middle-earth

The Significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

"Explains the esoteric significance and makes clear the profound symbolism in the Hermetic tradition." Temple of Justice, 2003. 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven).

Tom Shippey, The Road to Middle-earth. A&U, 1982

George Allen & Unwin, 1982. 1e druk. Ingebonden. "A philological analysis of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion." Antiquarisch: goede staat (rug stofomslag verbleekt).*

Tom Shippey, J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (HoM)

HoughtonMifflin, 2000. Ingebonden. "offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy and to the importance of language in literature, and demonstrates how Tolkien's books form part of the live and continuing tradition of storytelling."*

Tom Shippey, J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century

HarperCollins, 2000. 1e druk. Ingebonden. "A philological analysis of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion." Antiquarisch: goede staat (rug stofomslag verbleekt).*

Tom Shippey, J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century. Paperback

HarperCollins, 2001. Paperback. "offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy and to the importance of language in literature, and demonstrates how Tolkien's books form part of the live and continuing tradition of storytelling."*

(Shippey) Tolkien in the New Century

Essays in honor of Tom Shippey

McFarland, 2004. 1e druk. Paperback. Widely considered one of the leading experts on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Thomas Alan Shippey has informed and enlightened a generation of Tolkien scholars and fans. In this collection, friends and colleagues honor Shippey with 15 essays that reflect their mentor’s research interests, methods of literary criticism and attention to Tolkien’s shorter works. In a wide-ranging consideration of Tolkien’s oeuvre, the contributors explore the influence of 19th and 20th century book illustrations on Tolkien’s work; utopia and fantasy in Tolkien’s Middle-earth; the Silmarils, the Arkenstone, and the One Ring as thematic vehicles; the pattern of decline in Middle-earth as reflected in the diminishing power of language; Tolkien’s interest in medieval genres; the heroism of secondary characters; and numerous other topics. Also included are brief memoirs by Shippey’s colleagues and friends in academia and fandom and a bibliography of Shippey’s work.*

Lucas Slager, In de ban van het leven

Symbolische inspiratie op je levenspad

Amsterdam, 2009. 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven).

Waarom lezen zoveel mensen de wereldberoemde boeken van J.R.R. Tolkien? Wat spreekt ze aan en wat inspireert mensen om de avonturen van de helden in het epos telkens opnieuw te willen ondergaan en beleven en meerdere keren de films te gaan zien? Wat herkennen ze erin. Volgens de schrijver van In de ban van het leven bevatten de boeken van Tolkien een schat aan symbolische levenswijsheden en een boodschap van hoop, moed, kracht en vervulling. In de ban van hat leven geeft je aan de hand van 52 prachtige citaten uit de boeken van Tolkien, 52 levenslessen aan, die elk op zich en samen, kunnen leiden tot inspiratie, inzicht en groei en zijn gekoppeld aan de wereld en het leven vandaag. De uitleg kan je helpen op je eigen weg, je eigen queeste, de queeste van jouw leven. Het boek laat zien hoe we ook in onze tijd, gewoon kunnen leren van de geschiedenis en symbolen die ons in allerlei vormen worden aangeboden. De mooiste boodschap die Tolkien ons geeft in zijn verhalen is dat er altijd toekomst is, altijd licht in de verte. Zoals Frodo die door zijn rugzak leeg te maken, zichzelf en de wereld kon verlossen van de last van de ring. Zo kunnen ook wij zelf op weg gaan en onze levensopdracht vervullen.*

Greg Slingerland, A Teacher's Guide to The Hobbit

Ontario, 2013. 1e druk. Paperback. Omslag van de gebroeders Hildebrandt. A Teacher's Guide to The Hobbit is designed for grades 7-12, but gravitates more towards the intermediate level/middle grade. If followed closely, A Teacher’s Guide to The Hobbit will take approximately 12 weeks to go through. The guide works well for class novel studies or for homeschooling. Included in this guide are pre-reading activities, chapter by chapter activities, assessments, and assignments that tie the whole book together.*

Isabelle Smadja, Le Seigneur des Anneaux ou la tentation du mal

Presses Universitaires de France, 2002. 1e druk. Paperback. Studie naar de verleiding van het kwaad in Midden-aarde. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Mark Eddy Smith, Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues

Exploring the Spiritual Themes of The Lord of the Rings

Illinois, 2004. Paperback. Geïllustreerd.*

I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way. Frodo Baggins, at the Council of ElrondThe mere recollection of this declaration, says writer Mark Eddy Smith, "can move me to tears. I have been reading this tale since I was eleven years old, taking it from my shelf every year or so and returning to Middle-earth. . . . As I get older and learn more of what sort of person I am, and continue sojourning to the rich soil of the Shire and the high tower of Minas Tirith, I discover that many of my notions of what is good and right and noble in this world have their source in that one."For Smith, like the rest of us, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings yields essential lessons in living. In this eloquent book, Smith approaches Middle-earth as a training ground, "a place where [we] can apprentice to those whose gifts of charity, wisdom, kindness, mercy, love and faithfulness far surpass [our] own." And, Smith says, we may learn more easily at the feet of Bilbo, Gandalf, Tom Bombadil and Glorfindel, whose world is so far removed from our real lives and yet so firmly rooted in the biblical story, "than [we would] by studying the convoluted facts of our own history." Echoing Tolkien's views on the workings of story, he concludes that "while it can never supplant the Bible, [The Lord of the Rings] may do its part to supplement it, so that we see again, from a different perspective, the same essential and eternal truths."Here then, is a book that mines the gold from Middle-earth, both for long-time fans and for those just getting acquainted with Tolkien and his universe.

Christopher Snyder, The Making of Middle-earth

A New Look Inside the World of JRR Tolkien

Sterling, 2013. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Geïllustreerd.

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings consistently tops polls as the best-loved literary work of all time. Now medieval scholar and Tolkien expert Christopher Snyder presents the most in-depth exploration yet of Tolkien's source materials for Middle-earth-from the languages, poetry and mythology of medieval Europe and ancient Greece to the halls of Oxford and the battlefields of World War I. Fuelled by the author's passion for all things Tolkien, this richly illustrated book also reveals the surprisingly pervasive influence of Tolkien's timeless fantasies on modern culture.*

Michael Stanton, Hobbits, Elves and Wizards

New York, 2001. 1e druk. Hardback.*

Michael Stanton, Hobbits, Elves and Wizards (pb)

New York, 2002. Met een nieuw hoofdstuk over de eerste film. 1e druk in deze vorm. Paperback.*

Elizabeth Stephen, Hobbit to Hero

The making of Tolkien's King

ADC, 2012. 1e druk. Paperback. Een gedetailleerde studie van Aragorn.*

Anna Thayer, On Eagles' Wings

An Exploration of Eucatastrophe in Tolkien's Fantasy

Luna Press, 2016. 1e druk. Paperback. Omslag van Jay Johnstone. "It is a series of investiagions into Tolkien's work that reveal how overaching the theory of eucatastrophy was in his writing and mindset."*

Allan Turner, Translating Tolkien

Philological Elements in The Lord of the Rings

Een studie naar de verschillende wijzen waarop vertalers dit boek hebben vertaald naar andere talen. Ook de Nederlandse vertaling komt uitgebreid aan bod. Frankfurt am Main, 2005. 1e druk. Paperback.*

Mellie Uyldert, Symboliek van In de Ban van de Ring. Deventer, 1981

Ankh-Hermes, 1981. 4de druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd in z/w door Elsje Zwart. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*