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  • #Cor-Blok-55 - Nazgûl at Minas Tirith by Cor Blok - reproduction - EUR 100
    Book Enquiry Cor Blok 55 Nazgà l at Minas Tirith by Cor Blok reproduction EUR 100 Please complete the form below Mandatory fields marked Delivery Details Name E mail Repeat E mail Address Town City County Postcode Country Is this

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  • 7 Delightful Tolkien Letters
    Every year for more than 20 years Tolkien corresponded as Father Christmas with his 4 kids sharing news from the North Pole This started in 1920 All such letters were compiled in Letters From Father Christmas One of the letters was about the North Polar Bear s misfortune leading to awful things just before Christmas It was penned in Father Christmas usual shaky handwriting style and enclosed was an artistic illustration of the accident that ensured visual entertainment to the little ones Tolkien founded this Christmas tradition partly with the intention to have his children get into writing When is Michael going to learn to read and write his own letters to me To the rest of us reading this compilation is like going back to childhood to recover wonder 3 Tolkien s Aryan Descent In 1938 German publisher Rütten Loening who had intentions of translating The Hobbit for German readers sent Tolkien an inquiry regarding his roots Apparently they were concerned that he was of Aryan descent and they needed proof To be of Aryan race meant having Indo European heritage a grouping that became latently racist in the late 19th century The letter infuriated Tolkien who wrote back to the publisher in two letters One was objective and with an effort to evade the offensive inquiry and one showed dismay in a distinct professional Tolkien style His letter of dismay was of course more interesting as he did not only explain his roots he also noted that he wasn t Jewish to any degree in case it was also a question In addition he implied that everyone is equal when it comes to literature if impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride However nobody knew which reply was sent 4 The Habit In the January 1938 issue of The Observer a letter addressed to Tolkien was published posting inquiries regarding The Hobbit It was signed by The Habit who expressed interest in the inspiration behind the creation of the hobbit creature among other things Tolkien gave a lenghty reply which was also printed by the same publication a month later Tolkien answered every inquiry but not in the way The Observer or its readers probably hoped For example he did say that his books were not based on other existing literature except The Silmarillion unpublished at that time which he also wrote To add entertainment to his reply he explained the characters orgins by enumerating names and here we see his love of names naming and onomastics The dwarf names and the wizard s are from the Elder Edda The hobbit names from Obvious Sources proper to their kind The full list of their wealthier families is Baggins Boffin Bolger Bracegirdle Brandybuck Burrowes Chubb Grubb Hornblower Proudfoot Sackville and Took While The Habit believed that Tolkien s specific answers should

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  • On the Origin of Hobbits: J.R.R. Tolkien's ideas of descent
    their cultural traditions from the Anglo Saxon invaders of Britain but the blood that flowed in their veins was derived from all invaders of the British Isles together with that of the earliest neolithic settlers Indeed to the extent that emphasis was placed upon the small numbers of the invaders so to that extent the idea of racial mixture shaded into that of dilution with the blood of the first settlers remaining the dominant strain even within the modern population But in either case racial identity was prioritized over linguistic identity by many late Victorian and Edwardian scholars From their perspective the blood that was shared by the inhabitants of Wales and England was deemed more significant than the different languages that might separate them In this way ideas of race undermined local English and Celtic nationalisms Tolkien was heir to the intellectual revolution of this older generation of Oxford philologists But over the course of his lifetime the scientific status of race became increasingly problematic In the first instance the problem was simply that the more the past was investigated the further back in time the mixing of races appeared to extend By the mid 1930s for example it was believed that some Celtic speaking tribes had already mixed with Germanic tribes before they had ever arrived in Britain But this entailed that a Germanic skull dug up in Britain might just as readily have belonged to an ancient British as to an Anglo Saxon head The scientific significance of racial evidence was thus undermined One consequence was a shift back to an emphasis upon linguistic over racial identity albeit still within the new model of warrior invasion and subsequent racial fusion In the case of Tolkien at least a further consequence was the development of an additional spiritual idea of identity which combined aspects of both racial and linguistic identities and yet was deemed a mark of individuality Both of these innovations are articulated in Tolkien s 1955 lecture English and Welsh English and Welsh is a lecture about the Welsh language by an authority on the English language In the course of his lecture however Tolkien has much to say also about race He reiterates Rhys s vision of the history of the British Isles as a history of invasions and subsequent racial mixing This means that like Rhys Tolkien holds that our linguistic and racial identities may differ But in the printed version of the lecture scare quotes are placed around the term race and Tolkien insists that cultural traditions are chiefly maintained and preserved by language and that language is the prime differentiator of peoples From this perspective our dominant group identity is clearly inherited from our speech ancestors as Tolkien calls them not our biological ancestors However in the last part of his lecture Tolkien distinguishes the language that we first learned as a child from what he describes as an inherited native language which we may never learn to speak but which nevertheless

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  • Perfect Christmas gifts for Tolkien and The Hobbit fans
    hardcover 320 pages ISBN 10 0007497903 ISBN 13 978 0007497904 4 Tolkien Calendar 2014 The official Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event eagerly anticipated by Tolkien fans the world over Previous Tolkien calendars have become much sought after collector s items and in the year of Peter Jackson s film adaptation of The Hobbit the publishers have decided to bring an answer to his version by releasing an illustrated edition of the book by Jemina Catlin As is usual the release wa ssupported by also putting her art into the official Tolkien Calendar Since everyone needs a calendar and this year is a exceptional nice one pick up a few and give them away It is a Christmas gift that will have a lasting impact or at least for the next 12 months Title Tolkien Official Calendar 2014 The Hobbit Illustrator Jemima Catlin Publisher HarperCollins Publication Date September 12 2013 Type calendar ISBN 10 0007500262 ISBN 13 978 0007500260 5 The Fall of Arthur Hardcover Edition Published in May The Fall of Arthur has been described by the Mail on Sunday as one of Tolkien s finest works and the New York Times as a highly compelling retelling of perhaps the most famous and familiar legend in the British tradition it features some of the most dazzling alliterative verse of Tolkien s career The poem is accompanied by three scholarly essays by Christopher Tolkien one of which draws tantalizing links between The Fall of Arthur and The Silmarillion It is an amazing book and for the serious Tolkien fan this is the best you can get It is not often an unpublished book by the hand of Tolkien is being released And this time Christopher Tolkien did an exceptional job I believe this is one of the better books that came out Even while it has little to do with Middle earth you will be stunned and amazed by the essays by Christopher Tolkien and you get an amazing poem even while left unfinished by J R R Tolkien Title The Fall of Arthur Author J R R Tolkien Editor Christopher Tolkien Publisher HarperCollins Publication Date 23 May 2013 Type hardcover 240 pages ISBN 10 0007489943 ISBN 13 978 0007489947 6 The Fall of Arthur Deluxe Edition Deluxe collector s edition featuring the first edition text and containing a facsimile page of Tolkien s original manuscript The book is quarterbound with a gold motif stamped on the front board and is presented in a matching slipcase This edition nicely matches the other deluxe editions in the same style and sits nicely next to The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings The Silmarillion The Children of Hurin Tales from the Perilous Realms and Children of Hurin However somehow I believe this book is not going to end up being a major best seller like the previous books and has been published for a much smaller and select audience It is my hope that many will give the book a

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  • The Hobbit: A Classroom Guide
    Classroom Guide 24 11 13 by Jennifer Joplinn Comments Since the release of J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit many youngsters have been mesmerized with its fantasy of an epic quest for lost treasure involving different creatures and a magic ring Until today The Hobbit is still beloved by children even adults This creative and scholarly masterpiece of J R R Tolkien has been discussed in classroom since the release for most educational institutions believe that through examining this epic fantasy work students can effectively understand different concepts of writing Exploring Mythology Tolkien got inspiration for The Hobbit from reading a lot of books about mythology It is important to start from the basic of reading and discussing what inspired and helped the author in writing a piece Things to discuss are meaning of mythology mythology books where Tolkien drew excerpts from and Tolkien s concept of mythology Role Play Teachers may ask the students to pick a scene from the movie for a role playing activity Students will form different groups to dramatize different scenes and roles This activity helps the students to recognize every character by having each student to perform one of the characters Characterization is not the only goal for students to learn but also develop good speaking skills Map and Illustration Tolkien invented a world called Middle Earth for The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of The Rings Drawing a map is a good way to learn the significant places and events that The Hobbit traveled and encountered This is to also experience somehow the whimsical journey of Bilbo Baggins that can really excite any child Vocabulary Building Every chapter of the book has complicated words that need to be discussed not only to effectively understand the story but to also build students

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  • Tolkien books: how children grew up reading this classic
    imagination in mind has always been something like the Tolkien books which not only captured the attention of the teenagers but also any person who wanted to get lost in the creation which would have come just out of sheer imagination Specialty of customized books The specialty of these books was that they were custom written Earlier the writers used to have an idea which they further developed into manuscripts and then they used to get their books printed That was the way they used to work Usually the grammar was not the main forte of the writers they simply used to write the books and used to go through various editorial processes which could correct if the grammatical mistakes existed If not the book was further processed and the printing was done But in today s world everything has changed and now we can even avail the services of advanced custom writers who are experts in grammar and English Customer writers The custom writers that are available in today are experts and are one of their kinds These people are usually masters in the field of writing that includes the grammatical precision and editing expertise They are available throughout the world and can even be contacted online Their work basically revolves only around writing and can work for you even if you just provide them with the idea of what you want to get written And the work will be done in the given due date Besides nowadays whatever book is written undergoes a lot of processing to find out whether or not they have grammatical mistakes and editorial loopholes And no one would want his book to get criticized even before it is launched Hence getting advanced writers is an easier way where the task and the work

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  • The Lord of the Rings - The Book’s Influence After 60 years
    adventures and whimsical creatures J R R Tolkien not only came up with a fantasy filled story for all ages to enjoy but also sparked the interest in the fantasy genre itself The book has influenced many aspects of our lives from books to movies music games and more Influence on Fantasy The influence of the epic saga Lord of the Rings started immediately in the 1960 s when the imitation story The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks was released The book was also the stepping stone for 1970 s popular fantasy fiction game Dungeons and Dragons a role playing game that allows individuals to become fantasy like creatures many derived from Lord of the Rings characters such as hobbits elves dwarves and orcs The book continues to impact the fantasy video gaming industry and has influenced popular games including Dragon Warrior The Elder Scrolls Series EverQuest and Warcraft and that s only to name a few Other role playing video games are set in Middle Earth a major area in the storyline of The Lord of the Rings Influence on Music The popular three part book has also had a major impact on the music industry beginning in the year 1965 when songwriter Donald Swann decided to take six poems from the book and put them to music Approved by J R R Tolkien himself the songs were published in 1967 Later in 1988 composer Johan de Meij would create Symphony No 1 The Lord of the Rings a gorgeous composition connected directly to the book with titles including Gandalf Gollum and Lothlorien From the beginning of 1970 s to present day rock and heavy metal hands have been immediately inspired from The Lord of the Rings The popular 70 s band Led Zeppelin developed an array of

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