The Uncharted Realms of Tolkien (Text, subtext and context in the works of JRR Tolkien)


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Medea Publishing
July 2002
Paperback ISBN 0-9543207-0-0

Investigations into the background of the composition of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the nature of Tom Bombadil, aspects of feminism and Tolkien's works, the ecological sources of Tolkien's ideas - and more!

Text: Explore the Uncharted Realms of Tolkien's imagination as the authors attempt to unravel the chronology of the evolution of Middle-earth as a concept during the writing of The Lord of the Rings. Explore the significance of Tom Bombadil in the first in-depth study of the character.

Context: Delve into the realms of fictional writing from Homer an Dante through Swift and Burroughs via Lewis and Orwell through to Eddings and Donaldson. Investigate the Uncharted Realms of folklore and its significance to Tolkien's writings. Read the authors' assessment of Tolkien's importance and a historical comparison of Tolkien and Shakespeare.

Subtext: Uncover the Uncharted Realms of gender issues with regard to Tolkien and his fictional characters and gain a new deeper understanding and perspective of the man and his writings. Discover the possible sources of Tolkien's ecological ideas that imbue Middle-earth with such realism and what may underpin some of his best-loved characters in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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