Tolkien's ring / David Day ; illustrated by Alan Lee.
By: Day, David.
Contributor(s): Lee, Alan.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Pavilion, 2011Description: 183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781862059276; 1862059276.Subject(s): Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Sources | Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Lord of the rings | Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 | Lord of the rings (Tolkien, J.R.R.)Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction. | Sources. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Fantasy fiction. | Sources.DDC classification: 823.912
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
J.R.R. Tolkien had a great knowledge of, and love for, world mythology when he wrote his beloved trilogy of Middle Earth. In particular, the symbol of the Ring has a rich and fascinating heritage, and this beautifully illustrated literary detective work searches down Tolkien's sources and inspiration. Written authoritively by David Day, it shows how the Lord of the Rings is the result of an ancient story-telling tradition that dates back to the dawn of western cultures; and how, by drawing upon the world's primary myths and legends, J.R.R Tolkien created his own mythology for the twentieth century.
Beautifully illustrated throughout by the acclaimed artist Alan Lee (creator of the illustrated Lord of the Rings), Tolkien's Ring is an extraordinary journey through the most magical and potent stories the people of our world have ever told one another.
Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 1994.
Tolkien's mind -- War of the rings -- Norse mythology -- The god of the ring -- The Volsunga saga -- Arthurian legends -- Carolingian legends -- Celtic and Saxon myths -- German romance -- The Nibelungenlied -- Greek and Roman myths -- Biblical legends -- Oriental myths -- The alchemist's ring -- Wagner's ring -- Tolkien's ring.
This is a quest to discover the sources for J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginary world, showing how he drew inspiration from ring legends of many different origins.