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3. The Lord of the Rings: Mythic and Modern Masterpiece
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin (1994), ISBN: 0-618-34399-7
Since the appearance of its third and final volume in 1955, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings has steadily increased in popularity and critical acclaim, until a series of polls in the 1990s saw it nominated as “the greatest book of the twentieth century.” During that time and since, Tolkien’s sweeping epic has won over legions of admiring readers, ardent fans who briefly visit, leisurely tour, and even fully immerse themselves in the book’s meticulously-detailed fantasy world of Middle-Earth.
In this seminar, you will spend a week exploring The Lord
Glen Robert Gill is assistant professor of English at Troy