A Tolkien Compass

A Tolkien Compass
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ISBN10: 
0345288556
ISBN13: 
9780345288554
Pages: 
216
Published: 
May 12th 1980 by Ballantine Books
Rating: 
3.55

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.

A Man Betrayed (The Book of Words #2)

A Man Betrayed (The Book of Words #2)

At Castle Harvell demented Prince Kylock grabs the reins of power and hate by murdering his father. Harvell's two young refugees are torn apart by the storms of war:
Headstrong young Melliandra is captured by brutal slavers...
Ratha's Challenge (The Named #4)

Ratha's Challenge (The Named #4)

As Ratha struggles to reconcile with Thistle-chaser, the daughter she once tried to kill, the Named are locked in another struggle when they confront a strange clan of hunter cats who are driven by and completely dependent on the...
Witch's Canyon (Supernatural #2)

Witch's Canyon (Supernatural #2)

Twenty-two years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on...
Revenge of the Dragon Lady (Dragon Slayers' Academy #2)

Revenge of the Dragon Lady (Dragon Slayers' Academy #2)

Is a wizard's spell for courage enough to save Wiglaf when the "Mother of all Dragons" (or at least of 3,684 of them) comes looking for the lad who slayed son number 92?
Shadows in the Starlight (Changeling Detective #2)

Shadows in the Starlight (Changeling Detective #2)

A ten year veteran of the Providence Rhode Island vice squad Gwen "GiGi" Gellman began her life as a foundling and is used to being on her own. So when she finds herself unemployed and on the...
Love's Nest (Strange Hollow)

Love's Nest (Strange Hollow)

Lilin, the owner of Love's Nest a B & B in Strange Hollow, always knew her mate would be a werewolf. As a succubus who had been born beautiful instead of ugly, and her refusing to seduce men to steal their energy, she was disowned...
Myths to Live By

Myths to Live By

What is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we use myths to help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help foster it? In Myths to Live by, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives...