Lord of the Rings - The Mythology of Power by Jane Chance
An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, J.R.R. Tolkien?s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler?s rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance?s critical appraisal of Tolkien?s heroic masterwork is the first to explore its ?mythology of power??that is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the twentieth-century parallels presented in the trilogy.
From the Publisher
?The author has taken a complex and convoluted masterpiece and dissected it in a clear and concise style. Fans of Tolkien?s classic will welcome it.? ?School Library Journal
About the Author
Jane Chance is a professor of English at Rice University. She lives in Houston, Texas.
FA Code - FAB135
UPC Code - 9780813190174
ISBN Code - 0-8131-9017-7