The rough guide to Lord of the rings / Angie Errigo ; text editors, Paul Simpson, Helen Rodiss, Michaela Bushell.

By: Errigo, AngieContributor(s): Simpson, Paul, 1961-Material type: TextTextSeries: Rough Guides reference books | Music rough guidePublication details: London : Rough Guides, 2003Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 17cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1843532751(pbk.)Other title: Lord of the ringsSubject(s): Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Lord of the rings | Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Lord of the rings -- Film and video adaptations | Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Film and video adaptations -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Lord of the ringsDDC classification:
Item type Current library Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Non-Fiction 791.43 ERR 1 Available T00396252
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This guide to the Lord of the Rings provides an entertaining and informative insight into the books, the films and their creator, J.R.R. Tolkien. It serves as an introduction to those who have seen the films but fear the books are for anoraks and is of sufficient depth for devoted Tolkienites. It tracks the evolution of the Lord of the Rings phenomenon from Ronald Tolkien's upbringing and contemporaries such as C.S. Lewis to the revival of fantasy fiction, the obsessive fans and the trilogy's influence on figures from George Lucas to J.K. Rowling. There is also an in-depth look at the characters, a guide to Middle Earth and a rundown of the best film locations to visit, including practical details of how to get there and where best to stay.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1. Introduction (p. 37)
  • 2. The Origins (p. 43)
  • 3. The Books (p. 67)
  • 4. The Motion Picture Trilogy (p. 109)
  • 5. The Characters (p. 149)
  • 6. Middle-earth (p. 185)
  • 7. The Locations (p. 209)
  • 8. Ephemera (p. 241)
  • 9. The Context (p. 273)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

Small enough to fit in a back pocket, this guide to all things Middle-earth has enough material on the Tolkien saga to keep anyone reading for days. The editors make no assumptions about how much readers know of The Lord of the Rings; they explain exactly why the trilogy is so popular and plainly delineate its plot, characters, themes and meanings. Yet this isn't a cursory, quickie guide. Chapters explore, among other subjects, Tolkien's life and times; the making of the blockbuster movies based on the books; the culture, geography and language of Middle-earth (where the trilogy takes place); and how institutions from Greenpeace to Russian politics have been influenced by the trilogy. Sidebars add a quirky aspect to the text, sharing, for example, a list of directors' cameos to look out for in the films, a round-up of writers whose work has been influenced by The Lord of the Rings, and an overview of Tolkien's religious background. Photos. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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