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Title:
Understanding The lord of the rings
Author:
Hodges, Ted.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The author of the century -- J.R.R. Tolkien's life and works -- Influences and sources of the Ring trilogy -- The major characters and races -- Major themes explored in the trilogy.
ISBN:
9781590182345
Format :
Book

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Summary

The three books making up J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy were among the most popular of the twentieth century and remain widely acclaimed classics of modern literature. This enlightening study begins with an overview of Tolkien's life and works, then examines his writing of the trilogy. Also included are a synopsis of the plot, profiles of the main characters, an analysis of major themes, and commentaries by literary critics.