Understanding Tolkien & The Lord of the Rings by William Bernard Ready [FIRST PRINTING] 1969
Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings by William Bernard Ready
FIRST EDITION PAPERBACK  PAPERBACK LIBRARY
Book is in very good condition. Tight and unread vintage copy with tanning to wraps / pages.
The enormous popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien's books--particularly The Lord of the Rings--has created one of the largest "in" circles ever built up around one man's work; at the same time, the critics are in violent disagreement over their value and even their meaning.
In the face of this confusion, many non-Tolkien-readers are baffled by buttons that read "Frodo Lives" and by the special language and subtleties that are understood by those who have immersed themselves in the world of the Hobbits.
Now a distinguished scholar who spent hours interviewing Tolkien has written a readable, understandable introduction to the man and his work.