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NOMINATED FOR THE 2002 HUGO AND LOCUS AWARD

When J.R.R. Tolkien created the extraordinary world of Middle-earth and populated it with fantastic, archetypal denizens, reinventing the heroic quest, the world hardly noticed. Sales of The Lord of the Rings languished for the better part of two decades, until the Ballantine editions were published here in America. By late 1950s, however, the books were selling well and beginning to change the face of fantasy. . . . forever.

A generation of students and aspiring writers had their hearts and imaginations captured by the rich tapestry of the Middle-earth mythos, the larger-than-life heroic characters, the extraordinary and exquisite nature of Tolkien's prose, and the unending quest to balance evil with good. These young reade...

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Author(s): Karen Haber
Publisher(s): St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: 2002-10-11
Book Pages: 288
Industry Identifier: ISBN_10: 1429974737
Subjects: Literary Criticism / Books & Reading • Literary Criticism / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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