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The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit (4 Volumes)

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I also think it's interesting, that he's equally good at writing these big epic-scope sequences as he as at writing really quiet ones.

I think rather of the mysterious last petitions of the Lord's Prayer: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,' Tolkien wrote in 1956. And in this, Tolkien's attempt to recreate the form of the Eddas is completely at odds with the Christian, romantic moral content with which he fills the story. R. Tolkien (1892–1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His attempt to force Christian theology onto a heroic epic is as problematic and conflicted as monks' additions to Beowulf.In Rivendell, Bilbo translated the events of the Silmarillion and possibly got first hand information from people like Glorfindel. One event after another, crisis after epic excitement, wonder at the enormity of the main character's daring and courage. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. Each time the moon is mentioned, it is in the proper phase as calculated from the previous instance. Tolkien’s intricate world-building and the sheer depth of his storytelling skills were awe-inspiring, making Middle-earth feel like a living, breathing realm.

Two of my bookgroup friends chose to co-host these books, with an effort to find the "applicability.Registered address: Unit 31, Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, LE5 3EF, United kingdom.

His writing was chiefly influenced by his familiarity with the mythological traditions of the Norse and Welsh cultures. This new boxed set, published to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien’s remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ part in the epic quest for the Ring – beginning with Bilbo’s fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom and Bilbo’s departure to the Grey Havens. In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in Hobbiton by the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves.Applicability of cancellation rights: Legal rights of cancellation under the Distance Selling Regulations available for UK or EU consumers do not apply to certain products and services. There is lots of comic relief in the films, but they are weighty stories dealt with in a much more serious tone than that taken by the book. Contrarily, those who have followed in his footsteps since have tended to be inspired by a desire to imitate him. I love getting to know an author that way and being able to see little bits of their personality come out in their works (like the fact that Tolkien loved smoking a pipe--does all the pipe smoking in the book make more sense now?

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