title:Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit : Notes ...author:Hardy, Gene B.publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (US)isbn10 | asin:
print isbn13:9780822012863ebook isbn13:9780822071211language:EnglishsubjectTolkien, J. R. R.--(John Ronald Reuel),--1892-1973.--Hobbit, Tolkien, J. R. R.--(John Ronald Reuel),--1892-1973.--Lord ofthe rings.publication date:1977lcc:PR6039.O32Z655 1977ebddc:823subject:Tolkien, J. R. R.--(John Ronald Reuel),--1892-1973.--Hobbit, Tolkien, J. R. R.--(John Ronald Reuel),--1892-1973.--Lord ofthe rings.
Page 1The Lord of the Rings and the HobbitNotesbyGene B. Hardy, Ph.D.University of IllinoisincludingLife of the AuthorTolkien's Fictional WorldThe HobbitThe Lord of the RingsTolkien's Theme of PowerHistory of Middle-EarthChronology of Middle-EarthSuggested Theme TopicsA Selected BibliographyINCORPORATEDLINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68501
Page 3ContentsLife of the Author5Tolkien's Fictional World6The Hobbit12The Lord of the RingsThe Fellowship of the RingBook I19Book II21The Two TowersBook III24Book IV26The Return of the RingBook V28Book VI32Glossary of Names36Tolkien's Theme of Power59History of Middle-Earth65The First Age66The Second Age68The Third Age70A Brief Chronology of Middle-Earth73Suggested Topics for Investigation74Selected Bibliography75
Page 5Life of the AuthorJ. R. R. Tolkien was born January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, SouthAfrica. His father died when the boy was very young. Tolkien'smother had earlier returned home to England and Tolkien was rearedand educated in Birmingham, one of the country's largest cities and,when his mother died when he was twelve, he was cared for by aRoman Catholic priest.Tolkien's university career at Oxford was interrupted by World War I,and a year after he joined the Lancashire Fusiliers, he married andserved throughout the war until the Armistice was signed. He returnedto college and received his M.A. degree in 1919.Always curious about languages, Tolkien was privileged to be chosento work on the well-knownOxford English Dictionary. Afterward, hebegan a lifelong career of teaching and writing. His particular field ofinterest was Middle English and, not surprisingly, his firstpublications and his last focused on that area.For some twenty years, Tolkien was a professor of Anglo-Saxon atPembroke College at Oxford. Eventually, he became a Fellow of theCollege and was also distinguished by receiving an HonoraryFellowship from Exeter College. During these years, he continued hisstudy of medieval lore and published works on Chaucer andBeowulf.