The Lord Of The Rings And Its Creator By Su Box. 1st Edition Hardback published by Oxford Polytechnic 1974. A very scarce book- I cannot find another copy anywhere online! Believed to be an unpublished thesis /essay by the children's author Su Box.
JRR Tolkien died last year: he had become a legend in his own lifetime, as this book by an admiring student shows. In this work the author sets out to answer some of the many questions which have been raised about Tolkien's famous Trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Is it a heroic romannce' or just a fairy-story? Is it an escapist fantasy or does the author intend to convey a particular'message' through his work?What is the significance of the Trilogy, both as a work in its own right and as one which might influence the literature of the future? The book's illustrations include an informal photograph of Tolkien which was staken several years before his death, and a map of his imaginary land of Middle Earth. From the back of the dj.
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