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    • The World of the Rings

    • Language, Religion, and Adventure in Tolkien
    • By: Jared C. Lobdell
    • Narrated by: Stuart Appleton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Jared Lobdell examines Tolkien's methods and his worldview by following the thread of three influences: the Edwardian adventure story, the science of philology, or comparative languages, and Roman Catholic theology. The "Edwardian mode" of adventure story (King Solomon's Mines, The Lost World) is one in which a small group of Englishmen make an expedition to foreign parts and find supernatural terrors awaiting them, finally returning home, mission accomplished.

    Regular price: $19.95