Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature

... 198 Shen, Dan, 7 shipping/shippers, 162, 167 Sidgwick, Henry, 240
Silmarillion material, 3, 25, 43–5 Silmarils, 64–5 The Silmarillion, 2–4, 25, 41, 43
–5, 49, 64–5, 79, 80 Singer, Peter, 130, 240 A Companion to Ethics, 235 Sirius
Black, 101, ...

Author: Lykke Guanio-Uluru

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137469692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature: Tolkien, Rowling and Meyer by Lykke Guanio-Uluru examines formal and ethical aspects of The Lord of the Rings , Harry Potter and the Twilight series in order to discover what best-selling fantasy texts can tell us about the values of contemporary Western culture.

The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

[2]. Ibid., 48. [3]. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, 194. [4]. John Garth, Tolkien and the
Great War (New York: HarperCollins, 2005), 216—218. Chapter 4: Darkness and
Light [1]. Tolkien, The Hobbit, 56. [2]. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, 6. Chapter 5: ...

Author: James Stuart Bell

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441260587

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The Hobbit The huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writings, the spiritual quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's providence, and much more. The author specializes in taking complex topics in religion and literature and making them accessible to every reader. A great gift for Tolkien book and movie fans.

Lucid Dreaming New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep 2 volumes

2. J. R. R. Tolkien, Sauron Defeated. The History of Middle Earth, Vol. 9, ed.
Christopher Tolkien (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1992), 217. 3. J. R. R. Tolkien,
The ... J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, ed. Christopher Tolkien (New York:
Houghton ...

Author: Ryan Hurd

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829489

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 691

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In this fascinating new collection, an all-star team of researchers explores lucid dreaming not only as consciousness during sleep but also as a powerful ability cultivated by artists, scientists, and shamans alike to achieve a variety of purposes and outcomes in the dream. • Presents a variety of expert perspectives on lucid dreaming from many different cultures that represent a breadth of disciplinary perspectives • Provides theoretical models that integrate scientific reason, mysticism, and individuals' experiences, making way for a new level of sophistication in the study of lucid dreaming • Offers practical insights for therapists, teachers, and researchers as well as students and scholars of psychology, anthropology, and religious studies while containing accessible information and compelling personal narratives that will appeal to general readers

Arda Philology 2

... the words and— seemingly in the tradition of Erik Satie's 'furniture music'2—the
same impression could be achieved by any musical accompaniment. The second
fragment of the new project brings forward another piece of The Silmarillion, ...

Author: Beregond, Anders Stenström

Publisher: Arda

ISBN: 9197350028


Page: 113

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J R R Tolkien s Sanctifying Myth

CSK Notes, taken while reading mss. of SILMARILLION for JRRT in 1966, “
Comment on Ainulindale,” WCWC, Kilby Files, 3–9. ... 10 (Boston: Houghton
Mifflin, 1993), and Tolkien, The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion, Part 2,

Author: Bradley J. Birzer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497648912

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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Since the appearance of The Lord of the Rings in 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have always sold briskly, appealing to a wide and diverse audience of intellectuals, religious believers, fantasy enthusiasts, and science fiction aficionados. Now, Peter Jackson’s film version of Tolkien’s trilogy—with its accompanying Rings-related paraphernalia and publicity—is playing a unique role in the dissemination of Tolkien’s imaginative creation to the masses. Yet, for most readers and viewers, the underlying meaning of Middle-earth has remained obscure. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with this fresh study. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth, Birzer explains the surprisingly specific religious symbolism that permeates Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. He also explores the social and political views that motivated the Oxford don, ultimately situating Tolkien within the Christian humanist tradition represented by Thomas More and T. S. Eliot, Dante and C. S. Lewis. Birzer argues that through the genre of myth Tolkien created a world that is essentially truer than the one we think we see around us every day, a world that transcends the colorless disenchantment of our postmodern age. “A small knowledge of history,” Tolkien once wrote, “depresses one with the sense of the everlasting weight of human iniquity.” As Birzer demonstrates, Tolkien’s recognition of evil became mythologically manifest in the guise of Ringwraiths, Orcs, Sauron, and other dark beings. But Tolkien was ultimately optimistic: even weak, bumbling hobbits and humans, as long as they cling to the Good, can finally prevail. Bradley Birzer has performed a great service in elucidating Tolkien’s powerful moral vision.

The War of the Jewels

An analysis of Tolkien's story of Middle Earth looks at the wars of Elves and Men against Morgoth, the "Grey Annals," and Beleriand geography

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395710418

Category: Fiction

Page: 470

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An analysis of Tolkien's story of Middle Earth looks at the wars of Elves and Men against Morgoth, the "Grey Annals," and Beleriand geography

Omnibus II

2 a glorious climax . But Tolkien also wrote a mythology But how is this relevant ?
The differences between for the world of Middle - earth , a book called The
Protestants and Roman Catholics are not part of the Silmarillion . In that book he

Author: Ty Fischer

Publisher: Veritas Press

ISBN: 9781932168440

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 500

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The Book of Lost Tales Part Two

In this section of the narrative the story in The Silmarillion (pp. 241–2) preserved
all the essentials of the original version, with one major exception. The wedding
of Tuor and Idril took place with the consent and full favour of the king, and there

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547952066

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916, when he was twenty-five years old, and left incomplete several years later. It stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, for the Lost Tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend and association, they are set in the narrative frame of the great westward voyage of a mariner named Eriel (or AElfwine). His destination is Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle where Elves dwell; from them he learns their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. The Tales include the earliest accounts of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmography of their invented world. The Book of Lost Tales is published in two volumes. The first contains the Tales of Valinor; and this second part includes Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. Each tale is followed by a commentary, together with associated poems, and each volume contains extensive information on names and vocabulary of the earliest Elvish languages. Additional books in this series will extend the history of Middle-earth as it was refined and enlarged in later years and will include the long Lays of Beleriand, the Ambarkanta or Shape of the World, the Lhammas or Account of Tongues, annals, maps, and many other previously unpublished writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Ken Jennings s Trivia Almanac

The Master and Margarita 2. The Silmarillion 2. The Mystery of Edwin Drood 2.
The Way of All Flesh 3. The Diary of a Young Girl 3. The Last Tycoon 3. Radio
Free Albemuth 4. Faust Part Two s. The Prince 4. Bouvard et Pécuchet 5. The
Man ...

Author: Ken Jennings

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780345504722

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 544

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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

The Silmarillion

This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547951981

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT. Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

Words on Cassette 2002

2 cass . ( Amber Ser . ) . ( Running Time : 3 hrs . ) . 1992. 15.95 ( 1-56431-016-7 )
Sunset Prod . - The Guns of Avalon . 6 cass ... 25.00 ( 0-553-52500 - X ) ; audio
compact disk 27.00 ( 0-553-45582-6 ) BDD Aud Pub . —The Silmarillion , Vol . 2.

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835245166

Category: Reference

Page: 4891

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The J R R Tolkien Companion Guide

... 844 , 865 , 870 , 894 - 911 passim , 919 – 20 , 923 , 936 , 989 , 1005 - 6 , 1046 ,
1052 , 1059 , 1061 , 1962 , 1073 , 1074 , 1081 - 2 , 1087 , 1097 ' Quenta
Silmarillion ' ( The Silmarillion ) II 806 , 907 ; see also individual chapter titles
Quenya I ...

Author: Christina Scull

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618391028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 996

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An in-depth reference to Tolkien's life and works provides brief alphabetical entries on a wide range of topics that encompass the author's source materials, synopses of his writings, a chronology, analysis of his characters, and the personal and historical influences on his writings.

Tolkien and the Silmarils

2 . Ibid . , p . 55 . 3 . John Dryden , “ Song for St . Cecilia ' s Day , 1687 , " in The
Works of John Dryden , ed . Earl Miner et al . ... 81 - 2 . 9 . “ On Fairy - Stories , ” p
. 71 . 10 . Clyde S . Kilby , Tolkien and The Silmarillion ( Wheaton , Illinois :
Harold ...

Author: Randel Helms



Category: Fantasy literature, English

Page: 104

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I Am in Fact a Hobbit

The sSilmarillion Tolkien considered the Silmarillion ("The Book of the Silmarils")
his most important work, "the work of his heart ... 1 In a letter to Christopher during
World War II, Tolkien called the Finnish language "the germ of the Silmarillion.

Author: Perry C. Bramlett

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865548947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.

MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures

Author: Modern Language Association of America



Category: Languages, Modern


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Vols. for 1969- include ACTFL annual bibliography of books and articles on pedagogy in foreign languages 1969-

Books for College Libraries Language and literature

2 . 9430 The stones of emptiness ; poems 1963 – 66 . — London , New York ,
Oxford University Press , 1967 . ix , 58 p . ; 22 ... A4113 822 . 91 LC 52 - 5920
Tolkien , J . R . R . ( John Ronald Reuel ) , 1892 - 1973 . 2 . 9433 The Silmarillion
/ J . R ...

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838933565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 607

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This third edition lists 50,000 titles that form the foundation of an undergraduate library's collection. This volume covers language and literature.

The J R R Tolkien Handbook

2 ) ; “ The Ambarkanta ' ( ' The Shape of the World ' ) ( The Shaping of Middle -
earth , ch . 5 ) ; and the ' Ainulindalë ' ( The Lost Road , part 2 , ch . 4 ) . Earlier
versions of The Silmarillion can be found as follows : The Book of Lost Tales 1
and 2 ...

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group


Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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The essential guide on Tolkien and all things Middle-Earth. Elves, wizards, hobbits, orcs, ents, and much more.

The J R R Tolkien Companion Guide Reader s guide

Volume 2 of the most comprehensive in-depth companion to Tolkien's life and works ever published. This volume includes a superlative day-by-day chronology of Tolkien's life, presenting the most detailed biographical record available.

Author: Christina Scull

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007149182

Category: Fantasy literature, English

Page: 1256

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This is the most comprehensive in-depth companion to Tolkien's life and works ever published, including synopses of all his writings, and a Tolkien gazetteer, who's who and chronology.


The Book of Lost Tales , Part II , by J . R . R . Tolkien , edited by Christopher
Tolkien . Houghton ... This is the second half of Tolkien ' s Book of Lost Tales , the
first - drafting of the Silmarillion material that he wrote in the 1910s and 1920s .




Category: Fantasy fiction, English


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The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings Book 2

The second part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS ‘Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.’ Sunday Telegraph

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000732250X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The second part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS ‘Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.’ Sunday Telegraph