The return of the king

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Unwin, 1987 - 556 Seiten
85 Rezensionen
Epos, waarin mythische, nauw aan de mens verwante wezens het rijk van de boze machten binnengaan om een onheilbrengende ring onschadelijk te maken.

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Nutzerbericht  - Razinha - LibraryThing

For my Year of Nostalgic Rereads, this is a must. I don't recall the last time I read all the appendices, though. I ate those up as a kid in the 1970s, marveling at the incredible breadth and depth of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - abbeyhar - LibraryThing

I don't know, I think I'd just lost interest by this point. It is such a fascinating and complex story, but I found the writing so dry that sometimes it was hard to force myself to continue. I kept ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

The Pyre of Denethor
148
The Houses of Healing
154
The Last Debate
176
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (1987)

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as attested to by, among other works, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse:English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Hos latest work, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, was never before published. It was written while Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford during the 1920's and 1930's before The Lord of the Rings.

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