Thames & Hudson, 1974, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
Age toning of the page edges, and a slight loss of background colour of the spine of the dust wrapper. No annotations. Clean. The author, a professor of English at the University of California, analyses Tolkien's basic theme, which he sees as one particularly relevant to mid-20th-century life: that the ultimate task facing the hero of an unheroic stature is not to claim power but to renounce it, in the interest of a greater good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 160 pages, with chapter notes and index.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0500011141. ISBN/EAN: 9780500011140. Inventory No: 0242107.