A Dictionary of Sources of Tolkien

A Dictionary of Sources of Tolkien

This compelling encyclopedia on Tolkien's world also includes over 200 illustrations and an appendix. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780753734063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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The spellbinding world of Middle-earth is full of beasts and battles, heroes and heroines, and the struggle between good and evil. In this dictionary of sources, Tolkien scholar and best-selling author David Day's four decades of research inform us about the lands, inhabitants, languages, geography and history of Middle-earth. This compelling encyclopedia on Tolkien's world also includes over 200 illustrations and an appendix. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Dictionary of Tolkien

A Dictionary of Tolkien

It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780753728550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 507

Arranged in a handy A-Z format, A Dictionary of Tolkien explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tolkien

Tolkien

Full of beautiful illustrations, Tolkien: A Dictionary is an indispensible guide to the rich, mythical world of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 075372796X

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 271

View: 861

Arranged in a handy A-Z format, Tolkien: A Dictionary explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them.
Categories: Fantasy fiction, English

The Ring of Words

The Ring of Words

Three senior editors at the Oxford English Dictionary examine Tolkien's career as a lexicographer who spent two years on the staff of the OED, analyze its influence on his creative use of language in his fictional works, and probe the ...

Author: Peter Gilliver

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199568369

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 841

Three senior editors at the Oxford English Dictionary examine Tolkien's career as a lexicographer who spent two years on the staff of the OED, analyze its influence on his creative use of language in his fictional works, and probe the origins and meaning of such Tolkienesque words as "hobbit," "Ent," and "mithril."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Characters from Tolkien

Characters from Tolkien

This is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to all the living creatures, both flora and fauna, that inhabit J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and Undying Lands.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 0753705613

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 287

View: 775

This is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to all the living creatures, both flora and fauna, that inhabit J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and Undying Lands.
Categories: Fantasy fiction, English

The World of Tolkien

The World of Tolkien

The stories of numerous fairy tales and legends are echoed in the narrative of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, while many locations are based on real cities and places. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS is most commonly regarded as a work of fantasy.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 0753724464

Category: Law

Page: 184

View: 734

A comprehensive guide to Tolkien's mythological, historical, literary, linguistic, and creative sources for THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
Categories: Law

An Atlas of Tolkien

An Atlas of Tolkien

This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780753730737

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 932

This lavish, colour atlas is a complete guide to the weird and wonderful geography of Tolkien's world. Packed with full page maps and illustrations of events in the annals of Middle-earth, it is the perfect companion to the bestselling A Dictionary of Tolkien. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tolkien Bestiary

Tolkien Bestiary

A comprehensive reference guide to the history, creatures, races, flora, and fauna of J. R. R. Tolkien's imaginary worlds features more than a hundred black-and-white drawings and thirty-six full-color paintings by eleven of Europe's best ...

Author: David Day

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 0517120771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 894

A comprehensive reference guide to the history, creatures, races, flora, and fauna of J. R. R. Tolkien's imaginary worlds features more than a hundred black-and-white drawings and thirty-six full-color paintings by eleven of Europe's best fantasy artists.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Guide to Tolkien

A Guide to Tolkien

Lord of the Rings Companion.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 0753705621

Category: Encyclopedias

Page: 271

View: 396

This book explores Tolkien's mythical world of Middle-earth and the Undying lands, the backdrop to his saga 'The Lord of the Rings'. Arranged in an A-Z format, it explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful places.
Categories: Encyclopedias

Guide to Tolkien s World

Guide to Tolkien s World

All of the imaginary beasts, monsters, fauna, and flora of J.R.R. Tolkien's lush fantasy worlds of the Middle-Earth and the Undying Lands are presented in more that 100 black-and-white illustrations and 36 full color paintings.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 0753720809

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 442

Guide to Tolkien's World seeks to do justice to the creatures and their world through more than one hundred fantasy illustrations. All kinds of beings are shown, be they vast winged dragons, earthbound creatures of evil, or simple flowers. David Day has identified and analyzed 129 separate races. Each is clearly explained in terms of its physical appearance, language, behaviour and culture.The purpose of Guide to Tolkien's World is not to retell their stories, but to make Tolkien's own book more accessible by identifying his creatures and explaining their roles in his epic world.
Categories: Fiction

Tolkien Boxed Set

Tolkien Boxed Set

This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 1684129990

Category: Fiction

Page: 1504

View: 415

A must-have collection covering the lands and inhabitants of Middle-earth. The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, powers, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In these specially designed volumes, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants of Middle-earth. A must-have guide to the Tolkien world, this collection provides an A-to-Z dictionary of the vernacular, an atlas describing the various terra firma, histories of battles, dark powers, heroes, and the Hobbits that started it all. More than 200 black-and-white and full-color illustrations make the pages a joy to behold as you learn all you’ll need to know about Tolkien’s fantasy realm. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
Categories: Fiction

A to Z of Tolkien

A to Z of Tolkien

This is a book of facts about the novels of J.R. Tolkien, containing details about the plots and characters in his stories.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 1851529217

Category:

Page: 271

View: 429

This is a book of facts about the novels of J.R. Tolkien, containing details about the plots and characters in his stories. The novels, full of fantasy and his own idiosyncratic mythology, have acquired something of a cult following, and this book is aimed at those Tolkien addicts.
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An Encyclopedia of Tolkien

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien

In this beautifully illustrated volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth.

Author: David Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781645170105

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 485

A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth. The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle—and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations
Categories: Fiction

J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia

J R R  Tolkien Encyclopedia

No one appeared to know what would happen when the war ended, but when
Tolkien visited William Craigie, his former tutor, he was given more promising
news; Craigie was a member of the New English Dictionary's staff since the
dictionary ...

Author: Michael D. C. Drout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415969420

Category: History

Page: 774

View: 438

A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature
Categories: History

The Hobbitt Companion

The Hobbitt Companion

In The Hobbit Companion Tolkien expert David Day explores the brilliant language that unfolds in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, exposing the crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's ...

Author: David Day

Publisher:

ISBN: 1869663829

Category:

Page: 91

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In the beginning was the word 'HOBBIT'. It was to be the single most important word to ever inspire Professor Tolkien to write a story. And what a story it was Most authors create characters and then find names for them, but for Tolkien it was words themselves that suggested characters, creatures, plots, places, and even entire worlds to him. He was a scholar who studied words and as one of the compilers of the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary, words themselves proved to be his chief source of inspiration. In The Hobbit Companion Tolkien expert David Day explores the brilliant language that unfolds in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, exposing the crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's surface. The Hobbit is the subject of a forthcoming three-part film adaptation; filmed in New Zealand with the first instalment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, due to be released in December 2012.
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The Languages of Tolkien s Middle earth

The Languages of Tolkien s Middle earth

Author: Ruth S. Noel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122761070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

View: 452

Explains the fourteen different languages and assorted alphabets of Middle-earth, translates Elvish poetry, war slogans, and sayings, and features a complete dictionary of non-English words in the Middle-earth classics
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Concise History of the Oxford English Dictionary

A Concise History of the Oxford English Dictionary

Apparently, his only entry in the undergraduate suggestion book at Exeter was to
purchase 'a good English dictionary'. Tolkien went to war, returning to Oxford in
1918 when Craigie obtained a post for him as an assistant in Bradley's team ...

Author: Rob Walters

Publisher: Satin

ISBN: 9781523856213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 57

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At a grand party to celebrate completion of the first edition of the Dictionary the Prime Minister of the day called the achievement ‘the greatest enterprise of its kind in history’. The Times greeted the second edition as ‘The greatest work in dictionary making ever undertaken’. And The New York Times topped that with ‘The gigantic total picture of the English language...an epic achievement.’ Wow! So what’s the story? How did it start? What preceded it? Who did the work? Why did it take so long? How did Oxford get involved? And why is the work never finished? This concise history will give you answers to those questions and more in an account which naturally focuses on Oxford, home to the Dictionary for 130 years. Written in the centenary year of the death of its most famous editor, this book celebrates the man whose name is, above all others, synonymous with the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary: James Murray.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Dictionary of Riddles

Dictionary of Riddles

The book traces the history of riddles from their origins in antiquity through the golden age of the Renaissance, to their decline into the nursery and the first few signs of their modern revival, and draws together all the strands of the ...

Author: Mark Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000005530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

View: 740

Originally published in 1990, Dictionary of Riddles is a collection of nearly 1500 of the most cryptic and entertaining riddles from history. Drawn from sources throughout the world, the collection ranges from earthy medieval jokes about fleas, worms and vegetables to the sophisticated puzzles composed by literary figures from Schiller, Swift, Voltaire, Rousseau and Cervantes to Edgar Allen Poe, Lewis Carroll and J.R.R. Tolkien. The book traces the history of riddles from their origins in antiquity through the golden age of the Renaissance, to their decline into the nursery and the first few signs of their modern revival, and draws together all the strands of the riddling art.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Brief Guide to J R R Tolkien

A Brief Guide to J  R  R  Tolkien

His request to return to Oxford was granted. He got a job working on a new
edition of The New English Dictionary, which eventually became the Oxford
English Dictionary. Tolkien was assigned a few words of Germanic origin
beginning with ...

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780338606

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy. A timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

J R R Tolkien

J R R  Tolkien

The war was nearly over when Tolkien was well enough to return to Oxford. This
time, he was looking for a job. He found a position on the staff of the New English
Dictionary. Today, it is known as the Oxford English Dictionary. This was a ...

Author: Jill C. Wheeler

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617845703

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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This biography introduces readers to J.R.R Tolkien, the British author who wrote The Hobbit, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy which includes The Two Towers, The Fellowship of the Ring, and The Return of the King. Readers will learn about TolkienÍs journey from his birthplace in South Africa to England, where he developed an interest in philology and ancient languages, and his career as a professor at Oxford University. Easy-to-read text and full-color and historic black and white photos highlight TolkienÍs childhood, education, and early influences. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction