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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular books of the twentieth century and the recent film adaptations have made box office records. This book provides a comprehensive critical and theoretical analysis of both the book and films. Beginning with an introduction to the critical history of Tolkien's work, the book offers different ways of reading the ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published February 1st 2006)
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This book is even more eclectic than most anthologies, and the entries intentionally vary in interest so much as to have almost nothing in common save a shared interest in The Lord of the Rings, although some even stretch that connection if by The Lord of the Rings one means--as I assumed the published texts of J.R.R. Tolkien. Of course in a post Peter Jackson world, and a world of ever increasing scholarship on elements of "popular" as well as "high" culture (a trend I find admirable, and a dis ...more
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Robert Eaglestone (born 1968) is a British academic and writer. He is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. He works on contemporary literature, literary theory and contemporary European philosophy, and on Holocaust and Genocide studies.

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