Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings: A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings
Lin Carter introduces readers to Tolkien's epic trilogy then takes them on a scholarly yet populist journey through the massive web of myths and legends that Tolkien drew on for both imagery and themes during his life's work. Carter's book places Tolkien's trilogy in the context of world mythology and legend and is a tribute to Tolkiens power of assimilation and original vision. It is the ideal introduction to the background of the LORD OF THE RINGS for the legions of new fans.
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Review: Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the RingsUser Review - Adam K. - Goodreads
This book won't change your life. The second half has little to do with The Lord of the Rings but instead serves as an overview of the literature that may have inspired Tolkien. In the first half ... Read full review
Review: Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the RingsUser Review - Karl - Goodreads
This examination of the literary and mythological background to 'The Lord of the Rings' by noted fantasy writer Lin Carter was first published in 1969 and subsequently updated by Adam Roberts in 2003 ... Read full review