The Fellowship Of The Ring


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Large print hardback edition of the first volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings, complete with fold-out map. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power -- the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring -- the ring that rules them all -- which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Now available in large print and impossible to describe in a few words, JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

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Author by J. R. R. Tolkien
Genre eBook Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
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ISBN Number 0008108293

The Fellowship Of The Ring


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Fantasy fiction. The first ever illustrated paperback of part one of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring 19 colour paintings by Alan Lee.

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Author by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Genre eBook Adventure stories
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ISBN Number 9780007269709

The Lord Of The Rings


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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

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Author by J.R.R. Tolkien
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780547951942

The Lord Of The Rings


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This single volume edition of J.R.R Tolkien's trilogy is illustrated with reproductions of 50 original Alan Lee paintings. He has also illustrated Faeries, Merlin Dreams and The Mabinogion.

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Author by J. R. R. Tolkien
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 0261102303

Understanding The Lord Of The Rings


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Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more. Original.

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Author by Neil D. Isaacs
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 0618422536

The Lord Of The Rings


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Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of media and film studies to explore the various strategies and implications underlying the global presence of 'Lord of the Rings', this book covers different national contexts and presents a lively and diverse combination of textual, historical and empirical study.

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Author by Ernest Mathijs
Genre eBook Performing Arts
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ISBN Number 1904764827

Watching The Lord Of The Rings


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How did audiences across the world respond to the films of The Lord of the Rings? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials. Contributors use these materials to explore a series of widely speculated questions: why is film fantasy important to different kinds of viewers? Through marketing, previews and reviews, debates and cultural chatter, how are audiences prepared for a film like this? How did fans of the book respond to its adaptation on screen? How do people choose their favorite characters? How was the films' reception shaped by different national and cultural contexts? The answers to these questions shed fresh light on the extraordinary popularity of The Lord of the Rings and provide important new insights into the global reception of cinema in the twenty-first century.

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Author by Ernest Mathijs
Genre eBook Performing Arts
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ISBN Number 0820463965

The Lord Of The Rings


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- Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism - Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.

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Author by Harold Bloom
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 9781438113999

The Lord Of The Rings


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Ever since Peter Jackson first released his film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien s beloved books in 2001, "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has become a household name, as well as an utterly unavoidable example of fantasy cinema. The trilogy is now arguably one of the most recognizable cinematic series in the world; Jackson s films have catapulted "The Lord of the Rings" narratives to the mainstream, and there are probably very few people who do not know what a hobbit or an orc is. Winner of multiple awards including many Academy Awards The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a real popular-culture icon, beloved by zealous fans and lay-watchers alike. That love often overspills into obsession, as the desire to relive the fantastic narratives of Middle-earth, and feel part of the rings, induces followers to extend the experience of the films into other areas of their everyday life. From fan fiction to fan-made movies, weddings in Hobbiton, film location tours of New Zealand, and celebrity worshipping, the devoted fans of trilogy do it all. Academically informed, but written for the generally reader, "Fan Phenomena: The Lord of the Rings" delves into the philosophy of the fans of the rings, and explores the multi-faceted nuances of the films fan community. It also addresses the reach of "The Lord of the Rings" into the world of fandom and assesses its effects on viewers and their way of life. Including analysis of LOTR tours in New Zealand and fan-based tourism, character franchises and adaption processes, this lavishly illustrated collection is a must read. "

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Author by Lorna Piatti-Farnell
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 1783205156

From Hobbits To Hollywood


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Peter Jackson's film version of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) is the grandest achievement of 21st century cinema so far. But it is also linked to topical and social concerns including war, terrorism, and cultural imperialism. Its style, symbols, narrative, and structure seem always already linked to politics, cultural definition, problems of cinematic style, and the elemenal mythologies that most profoundly capture our imaginations.From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings treats Jackson's trilogy as having two conditions of existence: an aesthetic and a political. Like other cultural artefacts, it leads a double life asobjet d'art and public statement about the world, so that nothing in it is ever just cinematically beautiful or tasteful, and nothing is ever just a message or an opinion.Written by leading scholars in the study of cinema and cultureFrom Hobbits to Hollywood gives Jackson's trilogy the fullest scholarly interrogation to date. Ranging from interpretations ofThe Lord of the Rings' ideological and philosophical implications, through discussions of its changing fandoms and its incorporation into the Hollywood industry of stars, technology, genre, and merchandising, to considerations of CGI effects, acting, architecture and style, the essays contained here open a new vista of criticism and light, for ardent fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, followers of Jackson, and all those who yearn for a deeper appreciation of cinema and its relation to culture.

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Author by Ernest Mathijs
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9789042016828