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The Road to Middle-Earth: How J. R. R. Tolkien Created a New Mythology by [Tom Shippey]

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

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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

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.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00I7JFC5Y
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books; Revised & enlarged edition (April 8, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 8, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2227 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 604 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 118 ratings

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