Ballantine Books, FIRST EDITION, First Printing June 1980. Book is in good condition with light shelf wear. Pages are clean and unmarked with just a hint of yellowing. A series of essays focusing on the nature of Middle-Earth's characters, including, for the first time, Tolkien's Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Ring.s A Tolkien Compass Edited by Jared Lobdell. INCLUDES : Gollum's Character Transformation in The Hobbit - Bonniejean Christensen ; The Psychological Journey of Bilbo Baggins - Dorothy Matthews ; The Fairy-tale Morality of The Lord of the Rings - Walter Scheps ; The Corruption of Power - Agnes Perkins and Helen Hill ; Everyclod and Everyhero: The Image of Man in Tolkien - Deborah Rogers ; The Interlace Structure of The Lord of the Rings - Richard West ; Narrative Pattern in The Fellowship of the Ring - David Miller ; "The Scouring of the Shire": Tolkien's view of Facism - Robert Plank ; Hell and the City: Tolkien and the Traditions of Western Literature - Charles A. Huttar ; Aspects of the Paradisiacal in Tolkien's Work - U. Milo Kaufmann ; Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien.