The Power of Tolkien’s Prose

Middle-Earth’s Magical Style

  • Authors
  • Steve Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Steve Walker
    Pages 1-5
  3. Steve Walker
    Pages 7-40
  4. Steve Walker
    Pages 41-70
  5. Steve Walker
    Pages 71-91
  6. Steve Walker
    Pages 93-114
  7. Steve Walker
    Pages 115-146
  8. Steve Walker
    Pages 147-166
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-213

About this book


Shortlisted for the 2011 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award forInklingsStudies Tolkien's unparalleled popularity has been largely attributed to his gifts as a storyteller and his thematic currency. But The Lord of the Rings may have become a modern classic for a deeper reason than we've noticed: Tolkien is a first-rate stylist. The Power of Tolkien's Prose illuminates the multifaceted appeal of Tolkien's prose style in dimensions ranging from his fantastic realism to his revitalizing imagery to his dynamic narrative to his expansive characterization to his engaging language. Viewed through the lens of Steve Walker's stylistic appreciation, Tolkien's fiction emerges as a new dimension of perception.


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