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

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Written in a clear and accessible style, Tolkien: Author of the Century reveals why all of these books will be timeless. Taking issue with the uninformed criticism that has often been levelled at Tolkien and fantasy in general. Professor Shippey offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy and to the importance of language in literature...

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Weight285 g
ISBN978-0-261-10401-3
LanguageEnglish
Checkedbook is complete, there are no pages missing
Place of publishingLondon
No. of pages347
Year2001
Conditionexcellent condition
Hardcover/Paperbackpaperback
Edition1st Edition
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers (London, UK)

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"Shippey's exploration of Tolkien’s themes, especially the nature of evil, is superb" - Independent

Following the unprecedented and universal acclaim for The Lord of the Rings, the respected academic and world-renowned Tolkien scholar, Professor Tom Shippey, presents us with a fascinating and informed companion to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular focusing on The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

Written in a clear and accessible style, Tolkien: Author of the Century reveals why all of these books will be timeless, and shows how even such complex works as The Silmarillion can be read enjoyably. Taking issue with the uninformed criticism that has often been levelled at Tolkien and fantasy in general. Professor Shippey offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy and to the importance of language in literature, and demonstrates how his books form part of a live and continuing tradition of storytelling that can trace its roots back through Grimm's Fairy Tales to the Elder Edda and Beowulf.

"A timely, erudite and eminently readable book" - Evening Standard

"Shippey’s research seems limitless. He writes with unusual clarity and presents his arguments well" - Sunday Times

"Scholarly and thorough examination of Tolkien’s work... a definitive study" - Catholic Herald

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