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Tolkien

(1969)
A Look Behind the Lord of the Rings
A non fiction book by

 
Lin Carter introduces readers to Tolkien's epic trilogy, then takes them on a scholarly yet populist journey through the massive web of myths and legends that Tolkien drew on for both imagery and themes during his life's work. Carter's book places Tolkien's trilogy in the context of world mythology and legend and is a tribute to Tolkien's power of assimilation and original vision. This is a useful introduction to the background of the "Lord of the Rings" for the legions of new fans.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the Rings
Author(s): Lin Carter
ISBN: 1-4344-9808-5 / 978-1-4344-9808-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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August 1957 : USA Hardback
Title: Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the Rings
Author(s): Lin Carter
ISBN: 0-7653-0720-0 / 978-0-7653-0720-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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August 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Lin Carter
ISBN: 0-575-07548-1 / 978-0-575-07548-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the Rings
Author(s): Lin Carter
ISBN: 1-4344-9807-7 / 978-1-4344-9807-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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June 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the Rings
Author(s): Lin Carter
ISBN: 0-345-27539-X / 978-0-345-27539-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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February 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the Rings
Author(s): Lin Carter
ISBN: 0-345-25476-7 / 978-0-345-25476-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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May 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Tolkien: A Look Behind "The Lord of the Rings"
Author(s): Lin Carter
ISBN: 0-345-24520-2 / 978-0-345-24520-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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August 1972 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord Of the Rings, A Joyous Exploration of Tolkien's Classic Trilogy and of the Glorious Tradition From Which it Grew
Author(s): Lin Carter
ISBN: 0-345-21550-8 / 978-0-345-21550-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings: A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Lin Carter
Publisher: Gollancz
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