Tolkien's Ring

by David Day

Tolkien's Ring Synopsis

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.

Tolkien's Ring Press Reviews

Day's enthusiasm is infectious, and he concisely retells the myths he examines with some verve. --SFX Magazine A mighty achievement, effectively described and celebrated in this lavish, handsomely presented volume. --Times Educational Supplement A mighty achievement, effectively described and celebrated in this lavish, handsomely presented volume. -- Times Educational Supplement Day's enthusiasm is infectious, and he concisely retells the myths he examines with some verve. -- SFX Magazine

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862059276
Publication date: 18th November 2011
Author: David Day
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 184 pages
Categories: Literary companions, book reviews & guides, Folklore, myths & legends,

About David Day

David Day is a poet and author who has published 40 books. He has also been a magazine editor, a columnist for the Daily Mail and Punch. His books have won numerous literary awards and have sold over 4 million copies and have been translated into twenty languages.

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