Electronic book text
October 26, 2001
9780813138015
English
184
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$30.00 USD, £15.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Paperback / softback
November 25, 2001
9780813190174
English
184
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
.6 Pounds (US)
$30.00 USD
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
September 12, 2010
9780813128054
English
184
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$30.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Lord of the Rings

The Mythology of Power

" With New Line Cinema's production of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the popularity of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is unparalleled. Tolkien's books continue to be bestsellers decades after their original publication. An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork is the first to explore its "mythology of power"–that is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the twentieth-century parallels presented in the trilogy.

Reviews

"An interesting examination of themes like the value of language and the corrupting effects of a will to power."—(Oshawa, Ont.) Artsforum

"Chance's companion volumes on Tolkien are brilliantly written and critically significant. Her understanding of his works is profound, and she convincingly confirms him as a major writer of the 20th century."—Kritikon Litterarum

"Both provocative and stimulating . . . provides a rewarding exploration of that web of relationships which defines Middle-earth."—Robert A. Collins, Florida Atlantic University

"The author has taken a complex and convoluted masterpiece and dissected it in a clear and concise style. Fans of Tolkien's classic will welcome it."—School Library Journal

"Presents a strong case for Tolkien as a mainstream contemporary writer."—Seven

9780813190174 : lord-of-the-rings-chance
Paperback / softback
184 Pages
$30.00 USD
9780813128054 : lord-of-the-rings-chance
Electronic book text
184 Pages
$30.00 USD
9780813138015 : lord-of-the-rings-chance
Electronic book text
184 Pages
$30.00 USD

Other Titles by Jane Chance

Tolkien and the Invention of Myth

edited by Jane Chance
Nov 2008 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Tolkien's Art

Jane Chance
Nov 2001 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 7

edited by Nora Crook - Neil Fraistat and Nora Crook, General Editors
May 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$140.00 USD - Hardback
$140.00 USD - Electronic book text

Before the Raj

James Mulholland
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$94.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 50

edited by David A. Brewer and Crystal B. Lake
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$45.00 USD - Hardback