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J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century

Shippey, T. A.

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ISBN 10: 0261104004 / ISBN 13: 9780261104006
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2000
Condizione: As New Rilegato
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An as new copy of this important and well done work by Tom Shippey who taught in the same field as Tolkein at Oxford - he brings valuable insights. Codice inventario libreria 23502

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Titolo: J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century

Casa editrice: HarperCollins Publishers, London

Data di pubblicazione: 2000

Legatura: Cloth

Condizione libro:As New

Condizione sovraccoperta: As New

Edizione: First Edition

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The definitive critical study of Tolkien’s greatest works by the respected and world renowned Tolkien scholar Professor T.A. Shippey.

Recent polls have consistently declared that J R R Tolkien is “the most influential author of the century”, and The Lord of the Rings as “Book of the Century”. In light of this, the respected academic and world-renowned Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey presents us with a fascinating companion to the works of J R R Tolkien, in particular focusing on The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

The seven chapters look at: Hobbits, and other magical creatures; the central quest of the Ring, examining Tolkien’s views of good and evil, and his work’s relevance to the major issues of 20th century politics, such as the nature of industrialised war; and also Tolkien’s phenomenal influence on the fantasy genre and the unique role of The Lord of the Rings as the first and greatest fantasy novel in modern fiction.

Written in a clear, accessible style, JRR Tolkien: Author of the Century gives the reader a deeper understanding of the great man’s work in the context of who he was, and also serves as an ideal introductory companion to some of the finest, and most successful, fantasy literature ever written.


Professor Tom Shippey taught at Oxford, overlapping chronologically with Professor Tolkien and teaching the same syllabus, giving him an intimate familiarity with the poems and the languages which formed the main stimulus to Tolkien’s imagination. He subsequently held the same Chair of English Language and Medieval Literature at Leeds University which Tolkien held early in his career, and currently holds the Walter J. Ong Chair of Humanities at Saint Louis University, USA.

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