Tolkien. The Father of High Fantasy

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J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works TheHobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature.

Tolkien once described The Lord of the Rings to his friendas "a fundamentally religious and Catholic work, unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision." Many theological themes underlie the narrative, including the battle of good versus evil, the triumph of humility over pride, and the activity of grace, as seen with Frodo's pity toward Gollum. In addition the epic includes the themes of death and immortality, mercy and pity, resurrection, salvation, repentance, self-sacrifice, free will, justice, fellowship, authority and healing.

Tolkien was heavily influenced also by Nordic mythology. During his education at King Edward's School in Birmingham, the then young Tolkien read and translated from the Old Norse on his own time.

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    • BERGISCH GLADBACH] : BASTEI-VERLAG LüBBE, 1979
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    • Bibliographic details: Titel Der Herr der Ringe : [Filmroman nach d. Romanen Die Gefährten u. Die zwei Türme] / J. R. R. Tolkien Person(en) Tolkien, J. R. R. (Mitarb.) Werk(e) The lord of the rings Verlag [Bergisch Gladbach] : Bastei-Verlag Lübbe Zeitliche Einordnung Erscheinungsdatum: 1979 Umfang/Format [187] S. : überwiegend Ill. ; 18 cm ISBN/Einband/Preis 978-3-404-01414-9 kart. : DM 5.80 3-404-01414-6 kart. : DM 5.80 Beziehungen Bastei Lübbe ; 71004 : Filmbuch Sachgruppe(n) 59 Belletristik de Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: MEx. Titel Die Erben des Rings : [fantastische Geschichten ; J. R. R. Tolkien zu Ehren] / Martin H. Greenberg (Hg.) Person(en) Greenberg, Martin Harry (Hrsg.) Ausgabe Dt. Erstausg., 1. Aufl. Verlag Bergisch Gladbach : Bastei-Verl. Lübbe Zeitliche Einordnung Erscheinungsdatum: 1996 Umfang/Format 637 S. ; 19 cm ISBN/Einband/Preis 978-3-404-13803-6 kart. : DM 15.00, S 111.00 3-404-13803-1 kart. : DM 15.00, S 111.00 Sprache(n) Deutsch (ger), Originalsprache(n): Englisch (eng) Beziehungen Bastei-Lübbe-Taschenbuch ; Bd. 13803 : Fantasy Schlagwörter Englisch ; Fantastische Erzählung ; Anthologie S... Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: Titel Pesch, Helmut W.: Elbisch Teil: Grammatik, Schrift und Wörterbuch der Elben-Sprache von J. R. R. Tolkien Ausgabe 1. Aufl. Verlag Bergisch Gladbach : Bastei Lübbe Zeitliche Einordnung Erscheinungsdatum: 2003 Umfang/Format 510 S. ISBN/Einband/Preis 978-3-404-20476-2 kart. : EUR 8.00, sfr 14.30 3-404-20476-X kart. : EUR 8.00, sfr 14.30 EAN 9783404204762 Beziehungen Bastei-Lübbe-Taschenbuch ; Bd. 20476 : Fantasy de Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: Titel Tolkiens Zauber : Essays und Erinnerungen / von Terry Pratchett, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin u.a. Karen Haber (Hrsg.). Mit Ill. von John Howe. Aus dem Engl. von Michael Koseler Person(en) Pratchett, Terry Le Guin, Ursula K. Martin, George R. R. Haber, Karen (Hrsg.) Howe, John (Ill.) Werk(e) Meditations on Middle-Earth (dt.) Ausgabe Dt. Erstausg. Verlag München : Heyne Zeitliche Einordnung Erscheinungsdatum: 2002 Umfang/Format 270 S. : Ill. ; 19 cm ISBN/Einband/Preis 978-3-453-86168-8 kart. : EUR 8.95 3-453-86168-X kart. : EUR 8.95 Sprache(n) Deutsch (ger), Originalsprache(n... Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: Note di copertina: Alla definizione del vastissimo corpus narrativo di J.R.R. Tolkien mancavano questi Racconti incompiuti, che il figlio dello scrittore, Christopher, ha amorosamente raccolto e conservato per anni, e che qui pubblica con l'apparato di note, appendici, indici, necessario alla loro piena comprensione e al loro inquadramento anche «storico» nell'universo tolkieniano. Va però subito 3 voll.inj cofanetto. STATO: USATO, COME NUOVO. TITOLO: Tolkien collection: I Racconti Incompiuti, Perduti e Ritrovati. AUTORE: Tolkien,J.R.R. CURATORE: A cura di Christopher Tolkien. Introduzion... Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST UK EDITION 1979, oblong 4to, 228 x 262 mm, 9 x 10¼ inches, black boards, gilt lettered spine, 76 pages. Over 130 colour illustrations from the animated film presentation of The Lord of the Rings, Part One, with a text based on the film script. Minute scrape on spine, no inscriptions. Near Fine in VG+ DUSTWRAPPER (dw: no price printed on dustwrapper, slightly worn at extremities, a couple of tiny scrapes on spine, 2 - 3 mm, up to 1/8", 2 tiny scrapes to top edge of upper panel). First published in the USA and Canada in 1978. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER I... Read more
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