The Road to Middle-Earth: How J.R.R. Tolkien Created a New Mythology

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Price
$35.00  $32.55
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 1.06 inches | 1.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544311817

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About the Author

Tom Shippey taught at Oxford University at the same time as J.R.R. Tolkien and with the same syllabus, which gives him an intimate familiarity with the works that fueled Tolkien's imagination. He subsequently held the chair of English language and medieval literature at Leeds University that Tolkien had previously held.

Reviews

"Shippey is a rarity, a scholar well schooled in critical analysis whose writing is beautifully clear."
"Professor Shippey's commentary is the best so far in elucidating Tolkien's lovely myth." Harper's Magazine

"Shippey is a rarity, a scholar well schooled in critical analysis whose writing is beautifully clear." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"[Tolkien] deserves his full do, and Shippey's appreciative assessment of his unique achievement provides it in full and satisfying measure." Philadelphia Inquirer