Tolkien: A Look Behind "The Lord of the Rings"
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0309-6;
s fantasies, and the first to set his writings in their proper context in the history of fantasy. It was the earliest of three important studies by Carter devoted to fantasy/horror writers and the history of fantasy, being followed by Lovecraft: A Look Behind the "Cthulhu Mythos" (1972) and Imaginary Worlds: the Art of Fantasy (1973), and helped establish him as an authority on the genre, indirectly leading to his editorial guidance of the groundbreaking Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. A new hardback edition updated by Adam Roberts was published by Gollancz in August, 2003.
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