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New Tolkien book focuses on Aragorn

August 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm by linuxelf  - 

Author Elizabeth M Stephen‘s new book focuses on Aragorn the hero-king of The Lord of the Rings, although he is one of the pivotal figures of Tolkien’s mythology, a detailed examination of this popular character has been a notable omission from the spectrum of existing study. The book is published by ADC books.

Hobbit to Hero: The Making of Tolkien’s King, is a uniquely detailed study of the character “Aragorn” unraveling his evolution from hobbit ranger to Numenorean King and exploring how this unexpected transformation enabled Tolkien to fulfill some of the profound functions of his wider mythology.

Thanks to ringerspy Liz for the heads up. For details on the official book launch and for pre-ordering read more here.

 

Posted in Books Publications, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Merchandise, Other Events on August 8, 2012 by
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5 responses to “New Tolkien book focuses on Aragorn”

  1. Angie Gardner says:

    A book that every Tolkien fan must add to their collection. Thought provoking and beautifully put together,in this book Liz affirms everything you ever felt about Aragorn.

  2. Paul Kocher’s book ‘Master of Middle-Earth’ also has a very good chapter devoted to Aragorn

  3. TomServo says:

    Hobbit ranger?

  4. When will it be available in US?

  5. Bob Miller says:

    It’s from Volume VI of the huge series of books printed by Christopher Tolkien. Volumes VI – IX are a collection of all the rough drafts and first and second drafts of the professor’s writing of the LotRings. At one point Christopher mentions that in the margins of the page where he is introducing the hobbit ranger (a rare hobbit who wears shoes as his feet were broken by the Necromancer in a previous adventure) the professor asks himself, “who is this person?” Indicating that the “Strider” character needs to be something more significant.

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