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The Road to Middle-earth, Tom Shippey's classic work, now revised in paperback, explores J.R.R. Tolkien's creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien's professional background led him to write The Hobbit and how he created a timeless charm for millions of readers. Examining the foundation of Tolkien's most popular work, The Lord of the Rings, Shippey also discusses the contribution of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales to Tolkien's great myth cycle, showing how Tolkien's more "difficult" books can be fully appreciated. He goes on to examine the remarkable twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, written by Tolkien's son and literary heir Christopher Tolkien, which traces the creative and technical processes by which Middle-earth evolved.

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ISBN-100618257608
ISBN-139780618257607

Key Details
AuthorTom Shippey
Number Of Pages416 pages
Edition DescriptionExpanded, Revised
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2003-06-24
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Additional Details
Copyright Date2003

Dimensions
Weight14.9 Oz
Height0.5 In.
Width5.5 In.
Length8.2 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade

Classification Method
LCCN2003-042349
LC Classification NumberPR6039.O32Z824 2003

Table Of Content
Table Of ContentCONTENTS Acknowledgements and Abbreviations ix Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition xv 1 'Lit. and Lang.'1 2 Philological Inquiries 28 3 The Bourgeois Burglar 55 4 A Cartographic Plot 94 5 Interlacements and the Ring 135 6 'When All Our FathersWorshipped Stocks and Stones'177 7 Visions and Revisions 223 8 'On the Cold Hill's Side'271 9 'The Course of Actual Composition'289 Afterword 332 Appendix A: Tolkien's Sources: The True Tradition 343 Appendix B: Four 'Asterisk'Poems 353 Notes 362 Index 380

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"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

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


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The Road to Middle-Earth

by T.A. Shippey

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Shippey's classic work, now revised in paperback, explores J.R.R. Tolkien's creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien's professional background led him to write "The Hobbit" and how he created a timeless charm for millions of readers.

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The Road to Middle-earth, Tom Shippey’s classic work, now revised in paperback, explores J.R.R. Tolkien’s creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien’s professional background led him to write The Hobbit and how he created a timeless charm for millions of readers. Examining the foundation of Tolkien’s most popular work, The Lord of the Rings, Shippey also discusses the contribution of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales to Tolkien’s great myth cycle, showing how Tolkien’s more “difficult” books can be fully appreciated. He goes on to examine the remarkable twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, written by Tolkien’s son and literary heir Christopher Tolkien, which traces the creative and technical processes by which Middle-earth evolved.

Author Biography

Tom Shippey inherited J. R. R. Tolkien's Chair of Medieval English Language at the University of Leeds, and now holds the Walter J. Ong Chair of Humanities at St Louis University, Missouri, specializing in Medieval Literature, Old English Arthurian and Romance Literature, Fantasy, and Science
Fiction. He has written and edited numerous books, including J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (2001).

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  • ISBN 0618257608
  • ISBN-13 9780618257607
  • Title The Road to Middle-Earth
  • Author T.A. Shippey
  • Format Paperback
  • Year 2003
  • Pages 416
  • Edition 1st
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
  • Dimensions5.5 in. x 1.2 in. x 8.5 in.
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