Michael D.C. Drout, Editor
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authors have created a world as rich and multifaceted as J.R.R.
Tolkien's Middle-earth. From the complex invented languages and
thousands of years of history to the beloved characters and creatures,
Tolkien's writings continue to delight readers and inspire writers.
With the recent blockbuster success of Peter Jackson's adaptation
of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the writings of Tolkien
are more popular now than ever.
achievements were not limited to his fiction. He is considered
to be one of the most influential scholars of the twentieth century,
not only in regard to Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon studies,
but also on children's literature, fantasy literature, and philology.
J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia presents the latest scholarship
on Tolkien written by the leading scholars in the field. This
detailed work brings together the two separate fields of Tolkien
scholarship: Tolkien studies, the examination of Tolkien's life,
art, scholarship, and history and the culture in which his work
was written, read, and adapted and Middle-earth Studies, the examination
of Tolkien's imaginary worldthe histories, languages, creatures,
etc. The author's life and work are introduced and explored within
their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and
his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic
and academic achievementsincluding his translations of medieval
textsteaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages
fascinating work that brings together the most recent scholarship
on Tolkien and delves into the meticulously detailed world of
Middle-earth, this reference resource is essential for students,
scholars, as well as the general reader interested in Tolkien's
scholarship and epic stories.
J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia is edited by Michael D.C.
Drout, from Wheaton College, U.S., with the participation of Tom
Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Marjorie Burns, and Douglas Anderson.
range from concise descriptions of characters, places, and creative
works to longer analytical approaches to Tolkien’s life,
scholarly works, and context
and accessible writing in an easy to navigate A-to-Z format
research tools including a thorough, analytical index and an
extensive network of cross-references
and alphabetical lists of entries
are thoroughly cross-referenced and include bibliographies at
the end of each entry for further reading and research
to Tolkien’s works are listed so a reader can find quotations
of interest regardless of which edition of the books they have
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