A Tolkien Compass
Eleven essays and articles, including:
* Gollum's Character Transformation in THE HOBBIT
Examines the extensive revisions Tolkien made in the second hardcover edition of The Hobbit and demonstrates how the character of Gollum is made more evil to fit his later role in the trilogy.
*The Corruption of Power
A fascinating study of the use and abuse of power as presented by Tolkien.
Narrative Pattern in THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
In this study of Tolkien's structuring of his fiction, we see how the Master has reversed the usual quest pattern and objectives: instead of seeking an object, Frodo seeks to dispose of one - the ring.
Special feature: Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Here are Tolkien's own notes on the derivation and significance of the non-Elvish names in The Lord of the Rings. Prepared merely as an aid for translators, this listing provides fascinating insight for all Tolkien fans.
Headstrong young Melliandra is captured by brutal slavers...