Road to Middle-Earth

ISBN-10: 0618257608

ISBN-13: 9780618257607

Edition: 1983 (Revised)

Authors: Tom Shippey

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The Road to Middle-earth, Tom Shippeys classic work, now revised in paperback, explores J.R.R. Tolkiens creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Shippey shows in detail how Tolkiens professional background led him to write The Hobbit and how he created a timeless charm for millions of readers. Examining the foundation of Tolkiens most popular work, The Lord of the Rings, Shippey also discusses the contribution of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales to Tolkiens great myth cycle, showing how Tolkiens more "difficult" books can be fully appreciated. He goes on to examine the remarkable twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, written by Tolkiens son and literary heir Christopher Tolkien, which traces the creative and technical processes by which Middle-earth evolved.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments and Abbreviations
Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition
'Lit. and Lang.'
Philological Inquiries
The Bourgeois Burglar
A Cartographic Plot
Interlacements and the Ring
'When All Our Fathers Worshipped Stocks and Stones'
Visions and Revisions
'On the Cold Hill's Side'
'The Course of Actual Composition'
Tolkien's Sources: The True Tradition
Four 'Asterisk' Poems
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