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J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings ed. by Peter Hunt (review)

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings ed. by Peter Hunt (review) Book Reviews Tolkien, J.R.R. The Alphabet of Rúmil and Early Noldorin Fragments. Ed. Christopher Gilson, Carl F. Hostetter, Patrick H. Wynne, Arden R. Smith and Bill Welden. Parma Eldalamberon 13, 2001. ———. “‘The Story of Kullervo’ and Essays on Kalevala.” Ed. Verlyn Flieger, Tolkien Studies 7 (2010) : 211–78. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, edited by Peter Hunt. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. xi, 185 pp. $72.00/£45.00 (hardcover), $24.00/£14.99 (trade paperback). ISBN 9781137264008/ 9781137263995. This essay collection forms part of the children’s literature strand of Palgrave Macmillan’s New Casebooks series, joining volumes on J. K. Row- ling, C. S. Lewis, and Roald Dahl, among others. As series editor Martin Coyle makes clear in his preface, this series was written specifically for students, university or otherwise, to introduce them to “the rich inter- change between critical theory and critical practise that today under- pins so much writing about literature” (vii). Thankfully, this volume does not treat Tolkien as grist to a theoretical mill or boil him down to a study guide but rather engages with his works in a serious, subtle, and refreshingly readable manner. The contributors tend to wear their theory lightly, pay http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tolkien Studies West Virginia University Press

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings ed. by Peter Hunt (review)

Tolkien Studies , Volume 11 – Nov 27, 2014

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Book Reviews Tolkien, J.R.R. The Alphabet of Rúmil and Early Noldorin Fragments. Ed. Christopher Gilson, Carl F. Hostetter, Patrick H. Wynne, Arden R. Smith and Bill Welden. Parma Eldalamberon 13, 2001. ———. “‘The Story of Kullervo’ and Essays on Kalevala.” Ed. Verlyn Flieger, Tolkien Studies 7 (2010) : 211–78. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, edited by Peter Hunt. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. xi, 185 pp. $72.00/£45.00 (hardcover), $24.00/£14.99 (trade paperback). ISBN 9781137264008/ 9781137263995. This essay collection forms part of the children’s literature strand of Palgrave Macmillan’s New Casebooks series, joining volumes on J. K. Row- ling, C. S. Lewis, and Roald Dahl, among others. As series editor Martin Coyle makes clear in his preface, this series was written specifically for students, university or otherwise, to introduce them to “the rich inter- change between critical theory and critical practise that today under- pins so much writing about literature” (vii). Thankfully, this volume does not treat Tolkien as grist to a theoretical mill or boil him down to a study guide but rather engages with his works in a serious, subtle, and refreshingly readable manner. The contributors tend to wear their theory lightly, pay

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