The Atlas of TolkienâÂeÂ(tm)s Middle-Earth

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Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008194512

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Page: 224

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Find your way through every part of J.R.R. Tolkienâe(tm)s great creation, from the Middle-earth of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to the undying lands of the Westâe¦ The Atlas of Tolkienâe(tm)s Middle-earth is an essential guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days âe" as recounted in The Silmarillion âe" to the Third Age of The Lord of the Rings, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring. Hundreds of maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day âe" including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings and distinctive landforms accompany thematic maps describing climate, vegetation, languages and population throughout the history of Middle-earth.

The Atlas of Middle-earth

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Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524404

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated -- nearly one third of the maps are new, and the text is fully revised -- the atlas illuminates the enchanted world created in THE SILMARILLION, THE HOBBIT, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day -- including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second, and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings, and distinctive landforms are given, along with thematic maps describing the climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history. An extensive appendix and an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien's novels.

J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia

Scholarship and Critical Assessment

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Author: Michael D. C. Drout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415969425

Category: History

Page: 774

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A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

An Atlas of Tolkien

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Author: David Day

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0753730731

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This lavish, colour atlas is a complete guide to the weird and wonderful geography of Tolkien's world. Packed with full page maps and illustrations of events in the annals of Middle-earth, it is the perfect companion to the bestselling A Dictionary of Tolkien. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

I Am in Fact a Hobbit

An Introduction to the Life and Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

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Author: Perry C. Bramlett,Joe R. Christopher

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865548510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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"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. This indispensable and concise introduction to the career of Tolkien includes: a biographical chapter about the man who was a brilliant Oxford professor and Catholic Christian, loving father and devoted husband and close friend of C. S. Lewis; overviews and discussions of his best-selling popular works such as the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, his often overlooked academic works and his children's books such as Roverandom and Mr. Bliss; a detailed chronology of the important events and times of his life and career; an extensive listing of his works, both published and unpublished; and a resource bibliography of the best works about him."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Building Imaginary Worlds

The Theory and History of Subcreation

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Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136220801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

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Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

Flora of Middle-Earth

Plants of J. R. R. Tolkien's Legendarium

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Author: Walter S. Judd,Graham A. Judd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190276312

Category: Science

Page: 304

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"This book catalogs every plant found in J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium, showing how these plants influenced Tolkien's stories and characters"--

The origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth for dummies

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Author: Greg Harvey

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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In this new resource, Harvey provides an in-depth look at the fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in his many books (such as "The Hobbit," The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and "The Silmarillion").

Journeys of Frodo

An Atlas of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

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Author: Barbara Strachey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780261102675

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 112

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An atlas of 51 maps charting the journey that Frodo and his companions undertake in J.R.R.Tolkien's epic work. Based on clear and detailed descriptions given in the text and on the original maps that appear in The Lord of the Rings, as well as Tolkien's own paintings and drawings of the landscape and features of Middle-earth, this book clearly shows Frodo's route, together with the paths taken by other principal characters. The two-colour maps provide enough detail to help the reader envisage the country through which the narrative moves, and each one also has extensive notes about the journey. Having loved the volumes of The Lord of the Rings since they first appeared, Barbara Strachey long wanted fuller and more detailed maps to go with them. Though not a professional cartographer or artist, she finally decided to create them herself. For nearly 20 years her efforts have provided readers of The Lord of the Rings with a new and more vivid idea of Middle-earth, and her book remains an essential companion to Tolkien's great masterpiece.

Unearthly Visions

Approaches to Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

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Author: Gary Westfahl,George Edgar Slusser,Kathleen Church Plummer

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780313317057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

View: 1961

The fields of science fiction and fantasy art need to be examined thoroughly and systematically. This book provides such an examination. The volume offers both surveys of the entire history of these traditions and focused examinations of particular genres and artists. In contrast to existing studies of science fiction and fantasy art, this book argues that science fiction and fantasy art needs to be explored within different contexts, such as literary history, art history, and cultural history, and by following different vectors, such as art displaying recurring iconic images and art related to particular subgenres. The volume's contributors include several internationally recognized and award-winning science fiction writers and scholars.