Tolkien and the Great War The Threshold of Middle-Earth

ISBN-10: 0618574816
ISBN-13: 9780618574810
Edition: 2003
Authors: John Garth
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Description: Revealing the horror and heroism Tolkien experienced in the First World War, author John Garth introduces the close friends who spurred Tolkien"s mythology to life. He shows how the deaths of two comrades encouraged Tolkien to pursue the dream they  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Revealing the horror and heroism Tolkien experienced in the First World War, author John Garth introduces the close friends who spurred Tolkien"s mythology to life. He shows how the deaths of two comrades encouraged Tolkien to pursue the dream they had shared. He argues that Tolkien transformed the cataclysm of his generation while many of his contemporaries surrendered to disillusionment.

List of Illustrations
Maps x Preface
The immortal four
Prologue
Before
A young man with too much imagination
The Council of London
The shores of Fae�rie
Benighted wanderers
Too long in slumber
Tears unnumbered
Larkspur and Canterbury-bells
A bitter winnowing
""Something has gone crack""
In a hole in the ground
The Lonely Isle
Castles in the air
Tol Withernon and Fladweth Amrod
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