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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Hardcover)
Description: In Beowulf warriors must back up their mead-hall boasts with instant action, monsters abound, and fights are always to the death. The Anglo-Saxon epic, composed between the 7th and 10th centuries, has long been accorded its place in literature, though its hold on our imagination has been less secure.
Bored of the Rings : A Parody of J.R.R. Tolkien's the Lord of the Rings
Description: The Harvard Lampoon pokes fun at Lord of the Rings.
Lembas for the Soul
Description: Lembas for the Soul is a compilation of true stories from lovers of the Lord of the Rings who share how the series transformed their lives.
Tales before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy
Description: For those interested in J.R.R. Tolkien's sources comes Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy, edited by Douglas A. Anderson (The Annotated Hobbit), which collects 22 classic stories by such masters as George Macdonald, Andrew Lang, Lord Dunsany and James Branch Cabell. Arthur Machen aficionados will especially appreciate "The Coming of the Terror" (an abridgement of his short novel The Terror), hitherto unreprinted since its initial magazine appearance in 1917.
The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community
Description: In this groundbreaking book, Diana Glyer invites readers into the heart of their meetings, showing how encouragement, criticism, and collaboration changed The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and dozens of other important works. While this book is a must for those who read Lewis or Tolkien, it will also appeal to those who are interested in the writing process, small-group interaction, the nature of creativity, and the various ways that artists challenge, correct, and encourage one another as they work together in community.
The Essential J.R.R. Tolkien Sourcebook: A Fan's Guide to Middle-earth and Beyond (Paperback)
Description: Breaking new ground, this is a must have for any Tolkien fan seeking to learn more about the reclusive professor from Oxford who reluctantly became a celebrity because of his "hobbit-forming" books. It is a comprehensive reference work long awaited by the millions of Tolkien fans throughout the world who have bought 100 million copies of his books, in more than 40 languages. This book will also be especially appealing to the millions of new fans-moviegoers-turned-readers-who have rushed from theaters to bookstores worldwide to seek more information about Tolkien and his work. Profusely illustrated, it features one hundred photographs and drawings from noted fantasy artist Colleen Doran, plus art portfolios by Tolkien calendar artist Tim Kirk, and cover artist Donato Giancola. Chock-full of sidebars, quotes, and short interviews, this guide to Middle-earth and beyond will be an indispensable addition to any Tolkien collection.
The HOBBIT Parchment Journal
Description: The HOBBIT Parchment Journal from the Collection of Sam Gamgee (Paperback) Blank journal with illustrations
The House of the Wolfings (Paperback)
Description: This book is part of a series of inexpensive books intended to make better known the writings of William Morris and his influence on J. R. R. Tolkien. Paperback: 163 pages Publisher: Inkling Books (November 2003)
The Kalevala: An Epic Poem after Oral Tradition
Description: The Kalevala is the great Finnish epic, which like the Iliad and the Odyssey, grew out of a rich oral tradition with prehistoric roots. During the first millenium of our era, speakers of Uralic languages (those outside the Indo-European group) who had settled in the Baltic region of Karelia, that straddles the border of eastern Finland and north-west Russia, developed an oral poetry that was to last into the nineteenth century. This poetry provided the basis of the Kalevala. It was assembled in the 1840s by the Finnish scholar Elias Lonnrot, who took `dictation' from the performance of a folk singer, in much the same way as our great collections from the past, from Homeric poems to medieval songs and epics, have probably been set down.
The Nibelungenlied: Prose Translation
Description: WE have been told in ancient tales many marvels of famous heroes, of mighty toil, joys, and high festivities, of weeping and wailing, and the fighting of bold warriors - of such things you can now hear wonders unending!
The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology
Description: Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the source of most of what we know of Norse mythology. Its tales are peopled by giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods live with the tragic knowledge of their own impending destruction in the cataclysmic battle of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s creation to its violent end. This robust new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling psychological complexity of the Old Icelandic original.
The Roots of the Mountains
Description: This book is part of a series of inexpensive books intended to make better known the writings of William Morris and his influence on J. R. R. Tolkien. If you enjoy what Tolkien wrote about Aragorn, if you admire the bravery of the Riders of Rohan, if you long for more tales of adventure in a vast and unspoiled wilderness, and if you wish that Tolkien had more to say about the courage of women or about romances between men and women, then you will be delighted by these two marvelous tales from the pen of the gifted William Morris.
The Saga of the Volsungs (Paperback)
Description: The Saga of the Volsungs" is one of the truly great Icelandic sagas. Composed sometime in the twelfth or thirteenth century by an unknown author, it is the story of Sigurd the dragon-slayer. Filled with elements of Norse mythology and great human drama, "The Saga of the Volsungs" has greatly influenced the fantasy genre of literature. Presented in this volume is the translation of Eiríkr Magnússon and William Morris.
The Science of Middle-Earth: Explaining The Science Behind The Greatest Fantasy Epic Ever Told!
Description: Henry Gee, Senior editor for what many have called the most important magazine in science today - Nature - has written a spellbinding, fun, and accessible book explaining the scientific basis for how all that wizardy, sorcery, and magic really works in JRR Tolkien's fantasy epic, The Lord of the Rings and his other fictional books featuring Middle-earth.
The Sillymarillion: Unauthorized Parody
Description: The action begins in the land of Valium, an idyllic paradise, but now the tranquility has been shattered by the theft of the magical Siliputi by the Dark Lord Mostgoth. The King of the Neuter has vowed revenge and his people have rebelled against the gods themselves. Fleeing to the continent of Myrtle-earth in pursuit of their enemy, the Neuter become embroiled in a war that will last for hundreds of years, bringing great triumphs and tragedies as the free peoples of the world fight for their very existence.
Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship (Paperback)
Description: Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Paulist Press (October 2003) Language: English