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Cover of Tolkien's World by Randel Helms
Published: 
January 1974
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 
978-0395184905

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Tolkien's World

Author: 
Randel Helms

This searching study of J.R.R. Tolkien's works was written before his death. In it, the author breaks new ground, relating Tolkien's scholarly works to his great imaginative creations and presenting the famous lecture on Beowulf as the forerunner of his fiction in its insistence on the worth of heroes and monsters. "Tolkien's World" is sure to arouse interest, enthusiasm and perhaps controversy among scholars and all those who admire Tolkien's work.

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Randel (McCraw) Helms is professor emeritus of English in literature at Arizona State University.