The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien have enthralled millions of readers around the globe. This new handbook demonstrates that it is not just the words and stories of Tolkien that capture the attention of readers; it is also the ideas of Tolkien. the writings of Tolkien are a powerful illustration of the power of words to convey images and ideas that can transform our imagination and our worldview.
Matching one idea from Tolkien’s writings with each Letter of the alphabet, Louis Markos employs a memorable method to demonstrate the simplicity and complexity of Tolkien. Markos also provides readers with an overview of Tolkien’s life and brief guides to his major books and film productions of his works.
About the Author:
Louis Markos is a Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and Film. He holds a B.A. in English and History from Colgate University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan.