(Re)Reading ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in an Age of Excess

"In a hole in a ground there lived a hobbit." With that one line, J.R.R. Tolkien changed the landscape of English literature. Great tales were no longer reserved for the wise and mighty. With a swift stroke of his pen, Tolkien introduced one of the most unlikely heroes to the canon of English fantasy fiction — the hobbit. Tolkien described his creations as "an unobtrusive but very ancient people

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