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Tolkien : maker of Middle-Earth

Author: Catherine McIlwaine; Bodleian Library,; Pierpont Morgan Library,
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This richly illustrated book explores the huge creative endeavour behind Tolkien's enduring popularity. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 images of his manuscripts, drawings, maps and letters, the book traces the creative process behind his most famous literary works--'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion' and reproduces personal photographs and private papers (some of which have never been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Biography Exhibitions
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine McIlwaine; Bodleian Library,; Pierpont Morgan Library,
ISBN: 9781851244850 1851244859 9781851244973 1851244972 9781851244997 1851244999
OCLC Number: 1007306331
Notes: Catalogue published for the exhibition at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (2018), and at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York (2019).
Description: 416 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Essays: J.R.R. Tolkien : a biographical sketch / Catherine McIlwaine --
Tolkien and the inklings / John Garth --
Faërie : Tolkien's perilous land / Verlyn Flieger --
Inventing Elvish / Carl F. Hostetter --
Tolkien and 'that noble northern spirit' / Tom Shippey --
Tolkien's visual art / Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. Catalogue: Reading Tolkien : 'to England; to my country' --
Childhood : 'born with a talent for language' --
Student days : 'the beginning of the legendarium' --
Sheer invention : 'new patterns of old colours' --
The Silmarillion : 'the Silmarils are in my heart' --
The professor's study : 'from time already mortgaged' --
The hobbit : 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit' --
The lord of the rings : 'it is written in my life-blood' --
Mapping The lord of the rings : 'I wisely started with a map and made the story to fit.'
Responsibility: Catherine McIlwaine.

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