Lin Carter's joyous 1969 exploration of Tolkien's classic trilogy and the glorious tradition from which it grew.
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If JRR Tolkien was the single author most responsible for the existence of Fantasy as a modern publishing genre then the single editor and critic with the same claim was Lin Carter. His tireless advocacy of both modern fantasy writers and their historical forbears as the first editor on the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series was hugely influential.
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0345015509