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Sites about The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. Tolkien

Three-part story of a hobbit's quest to defeat evil in a land known as Middle Earth. Titles are "The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers," and "The Return of the King."

Characters: Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, Gollum, Sam Gamgee
Keywords: hobbits, dwarves, ring, wizards, good, evil

Critical sites about The Lord of the Rings

An analysis of the presence of evil in Beowulf and The Lord of the Rings
http://www-lehre.informatik.uni-osnabrueck.de/~skremer/martyn/html-text/patrick-contents.html
Text of a dissertation comparing the theme of evil in the two works.
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: Patrick Degallier
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Elf and Faerie : The development of Elves in Tolkien's Mythology
http://wiretap.area.com/Gopher/Library/Article/Misc/folklore.elf
Written for a Tolkien society's 'zine, this article contrasts Tolkien's elves with those of folklore.
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: Peter van Heusden
Keywords: fellowship of the ring, two towers, return of the king, lost tales
 
Music in Middle-Earth
http://www.cas.unt.edu/~hargrove/music.html
Article attempts to analyze the meter and form of the music that would have been heard in Tolkien's Middle Earth.
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis
Author: Gene Hargrove
From: Beyond Bree January 1995
Keywords: fellowship of the ring, two towers, return of the king
 
Parma Endorion: Essays On Middle-earth
http://www.xenite.org/parma/pe_table.htm
" The essays you'll find here are intended to provide some insight into the histories and cultures of Middle-earth. Each 'page' is a chapter in the 'Book of the Middle Lands". The essays are written for your reading enjoyment. They contain some speculative remarks intended to point the reader toward some possible conclusions." This revised edition offers12 essays, as well as a section on sources used for research.
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: Michael L. Martinez
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Too Deeply Hurt: Understanding Frodo's Decision to Depart
http://web.archive.org/web/20080312221631/http://www.geocities.com/karynmilos/toodeeplyhurt.html
"In this article I will consider the natural effects of traumatization upon Frodo and how the resultant progression of disheartenment led him to depart from Middle-earth. "
Contains: Character Analysis,
Author: Karyn Milos
From: Mallorn 1998 Nov, 36 :17-23
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Who is Tom Bombadil?
http://www.cas.unt.edu/~hargrove/bombadil.html
Analysis which concludes that Tom Bombadil is the "ultimate exemplification of the proper moral stance toward power, pride, and possession."
Contains: Character Analysis
Author: Gene Hargrove
From: Mythlore 47 (August 1986): 20-24
Keywords: fellowship of the ring, adventures of tom bombadil, silmarillion
 

 
Other (non-critical) sites about The Lord of the Rings

At the End of the Quest, Victory
http://www.nytimes.com/1956/01/22/books/tolkien-king.html
Text of the January 22, 1956 New York Times review of The Return of the King.
Contains: Review
Author: W.H. Auden
From: New York Times
Author: W.H. Auden
From: New York Times
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The Hero Is a Hobbit
http://www.nytimes.com/1954/10/31/books/tolkien-fellowship.html
Text of the October 31, 1954 New York Times review of The Fellowship of the Ring.
Contains: Review
Author: W.H. Auden
From: New York Times
Author: W.H. Auden
From: New York Times
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/19/books/chapters/rings-fc.html
Read the text of the first chapter! Requires registration (free) to access.
From: New York Times
From: New York Times
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Shadowy World of Men and Hobbits
http://www.nytimes.com/1955/05/01/books/tolkien-towers.html
Text of the May 1, 1955 New York Times review of The Two Towers.
Contains: Review
Author: Donald Barr
From: New York Times
Author: Donald Barr
From: New York Times
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Tributes
http://greenbooks.theonering.net/tributes/files/pat_mckillip.html
Excerpt from McKillip's "Three Ways of Looking at a Trilogy" article, published in The New York Review of Science Fiction, August 2001, issue # 156.
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
From: Green Books
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
From: Green Books
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