A Critical Assessment

  • Brian Rosebury

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 153-167

About this book


Few attempts have been made to arrive at a sober assessment of Tolkien's achievement as a literary artist, and even fewer to define a place for him in twentieth-century literature. This book is a comprehensive and discriminating introduction to Tolkien's work which also aims to redress these deficiencies in earlier criticism. Two chapters are devoted to The Lord of the Rings: a third explores the bewildering profusion of shorter works; the last considers the significance of Tolkien's life and career in the century of modernism.


concept English literature knowledge literature Modernism

Authors and affiliations

  • Brian Rosebury
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  1. 1.University of Central LancashireUK

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