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For Tolkien had abandoned work on it after Tolkien set to work on his first revision of the text so that am attempting to complete my work [on the revisions] – I. PDF | Catalog of an exhibition held at the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette executor, has remarked, no study of J.R.R. Tolkien's written work can be complete . a selection of editions of The Hobbit and earlier published works of Tolkien. WELCOME TO THE J.R.R. TOLKIEN ONLINE BOOK SHOP, brought to you by HarperCollins, J.R.R. Tolkien's official publisher, selling signed and deluxe.

My earliest memories concerning The Lord of the Rings go back as far as In any case, a few years later Peter Jackson started his ambitious project of adapting The Lord of the Rings for the big screen. By this time I started going to high school but as a sixteen year old boy, with very little interest in girls I guess I was a bit slow and in a way I still am , a world full of sword- fighting adventurers, wizards and epic battles was a lot more appealing than the dreary reality of a classroom. So I started reading the books and thus my passion for Middle-earth began. Now I am twenty-nine years old and I dare say that I probably enjoy the books even more than I did when I was a boy. The Lord of the Rings was my first literary love and no other fictional world has ever been able to arouse the same amount of enthusiasm in me. So it seemed only fitting that I would write my bachelor thesis on the subject.

First published as a hardback with new illustrations by Baynes by Unwin Hyman in Christopher Tolkien. The Father Christmas Letters. Baillie Tolkien. The Silmarillion. Pictures by J.

Revised edition, HarperCollins, London, Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth. Letters of J. Humphrey Carpenter with Christopher Tolkien. Tolkien wrote many letters and kept copies or drafts of them, giving readers all sorts of insights into his literary creations. Joan Turville-Petre. Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode. Alan Bliss. The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays. The History of Middle-earth: Vol. The Lays of Beleriand. The Shaping of Middle-earth.

The Lost Road and Other Writings. Unwin Hyman, London, It's pretty uncontroversial to say that they didn't live up to the highs of Jackson's earlier "Lord of the Rings" adaptations, and they certainly played it pretty loose in terms of sticking to canon Hi Tauriel, nice to meet you for the first time ever. This well-researched article by Robin Parrish at ScreenRant explains the motives behind the expansion of "The Hobbit" to three movies — "because money," essentially — and why we're not likely to see a feature film adaptation of "The Silmarillion" any time soon — "also because money," basically.

There was a legal battle between the Tolkien estate and Warner Brothers that ended not-too-long-ago, and unless Christopher changes his mind about the movie adaptations he's not likely to work out another movie deal.

Things could change when Christopher passes away or cedes control of the estate to another family member, but consider this also: from the cosmic origin story to the grand swathes of Middle-earth history it contains, "The Silmarillion" is so expansive that it would be far harder to make a movie from than either "The Hobbit" or "Lord of the Rings. Movies don't have that luxury. That wouldn't necessarily stop a studio from trying If I had to do it, I'd take one or more prominent tales from the book, jettison the rest and hold on to the title for brand recognition but it's another hurdle nonetheless.

On the other hand, video games based on Middle-earth are right up Warner Brothers' alley. Both games are set between "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" and, as they're Warner products, they draw heavily on the aesthetics of Peter Jackson's films. Someone who's well-acquainted with the films should feel right at home… … Except there's one especially egregious choice that's attracted some attention and criticism ahead of the "Shadow of War" release.

For the uninitiated, there's this character named Shelob who appears in the "Lord of the Rings" — I'll say she's a big, evil spider and leave it at that. See if you can figure out who Shelob is in this trailer for "Shadow of War": If you said "the giant spider," you'd only be half-right. Shelob is also, for some reason, depicted as a humanoid woman in a black cocktail dress.

Now, if you have to ask "why," I'll point you in the direction of "Bloodrayne" or any cringe-worthy game like it.

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Big-budget games objectify female characters all too often — see "because money" crossed with "unsubtle misogyny" — but in the case of a game set in Middle-earth, you'd think the creators would settle for a scantily-clad Elf or something.

Instead, they've gone and sexed-up a giant man-eating spider.

A representative for the game's team has provided their canonical justification for how Shelob can take the form of a humanoid woman Whatever you personally think of decisions to increase the action or sex-appeal of Middle-earth, they do seem pretty set against J.

Tolkien's intentions. If you're holding out hope for more big adaptations 1 or additions to Middle-earth lore, you're essentially waiting for the day that the interests of large media corporations and the Tolkien estate align — "because money again," in other words.

The Future So, barring any well-hidden manuscripts or seismic changes in the relationship between the Tolkien estate and enterprising film studios, the lore of Middle-earth is somewhat settled.

Even if the flow of stories set in Middle-earth comes to a complete halt, "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" will continue to influence fantasy and pop-culture for decades to come. Future generations will undoubtedly find new correspondences between Tolkien's works and the world they live in. Frodo lived, lives now and will outlive us. It's technically unfinished, it both inspired and was eclipsed by the Peter Jackson films and few can agree on its overall quality.

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Nonetheless, I've tried to do it some small justice by selecting its incredible poster as the header art for this article, thereby sparing you a large picture of Elijah Wood or Martin Freeman. What is this? What is particularly interesting is that a number of the words in the Glossary can be found in the Common Speech of Middle-earth as spoken by the hobbits Bree, Staddle, Baggins, gaffer, nuncle, and others.

Clark Hall translation of Beowulf, a project which he passed first to his student Elaine Griffiths then to sometime Inkling C.

Wrenn, in part because he was then working on his own Modern English prose translation. The publisher used both parts as a preface, though it threw off the pagination of the volume, and it was reprinted in The Monsters and the Critics as On Translating Beowulf Hammond and Anderson Wrenn generously calls it the most permanently valuable part of the book vi.

Tolkien has little good to say about prose translation of Beowulf in general, but concedes that The proper purpose of a prose translation is to provide an aid to study x.

He offers an analysis of the linguistic effects and nuances of the original that are exceedingly hard to imitate in modern prose English, concluding that there is a certain unrecapturable magic of profound feeling, and poignant vision xxvii in kennings like bone-house for the human body and swan-road for the sea, among other examples.

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Her translation is still considered a standard text Ryan Salu was Tolkien s pupil at Oxford from to while she wrote her thesis on the grammar of the Ancrene Wisse, and she went on to an academic career at several other institutions Scull and Hammond II.

Tolkien s own edition of the Corpus Manuscript finally appeared in ; he had been working on it off and on since Zettersten Talk about dilatory! Salu was the editor of a essay collection on Chaucer s Troilus and Criseyde and co-editor of a collection of essays in memoriam of Tolkien.

Salu was not just a pupil but had become a family friend, as did several of Tolkien s female students Carpenter Tolkien s preface places this particular manuscript in its context, remarking on its beautiful and lucid hand and natural, easy, and cultivated manner combining courtesy and colloquial liveliness. Tolkien praises Salu as particularly suited to translate this into Modern English and calls it a great success v.

Tolkien was a general editor of the Oxford English Monographs from to Hammond and Anderson , of which this is the 6th volume. Goolden s introduction thanks Tolkien for his many corrections and suggestions Swain. This is a straightforward and factual preface, but there is a bit of drama in the report that the edition was accepted in but the manuscript was unfortunately destroyed by a fire in University College, London, in March and had to be reconstituted from an earlier draft.

Another challenge was that a competing edition was published in while Goolden s was still in preparation; however, the press went ahead with this edition because it was especially designed for students. Goolden does not appear to have made any further contributions to the field of Old English studies after this edition s publication.

The framing of The Hobbit as a found manuscript actually made its first appearance very early and very subtly, in the runes on the dust jacket which state that the book is compiled from [Bilbo s] memoirs by J. Tolkien Hammond and Anderson 4. Bilbo s occupation with his memoirs is mentioned when he is visited by Gandalf and Balin on the last pages of The Hobbit and dates back to the first draft of that passage Rateliff, History of the Hobbit , so as often happens with Tolkien, with the later prefaces we see him fitting new information into a framework of existing facts.

The Hobbit went through two phases of prefatory notes in subsequent editions. For the edition, Tolkien had made a number of changes to bring The Hobbit into line with the soon-to-be-published Lord of the Rings, in particular rewriting the Riddle Game between Bilbo and Gollum in Chapter 5. This is the first true appearance in print of the meta-fiction of Tolkien as the translator and editor of the Red Book of Westmarch. John Rateliff s History of the Hobbit includes the drafts of this note, and the Red Book fiction is evident from the first The note was then revised in for the 3rd edition Rateliff, Question.

The discussion of the change to Bilbo s story is dropped, as it is now incorporated in The Lord of the Rings, as well as direct reference to the Red Book. It includes some material cut from existing chapters for length Return of the Shadow , Peoples of Middle-earth , and would eventually become a catch-all for digressions like the history of pipe-weed, marked in Tolkien s drafts as Put in foreword.

The formal idea of a collection of texts written by the hands of the hobbits and bound together in red leather5 does not actually appear until the first draft of the Grey Havens chapter Sauron Defeated and the unused Epilogue SD As this final phase and the composition of the Prologue took place around , the Red Book would have been well-established in Tolkien s mind as a frame when he went back to the revision of The Hobbit PoM-e The fiction that Tolkien was the translator and editor of a found manuscript 6 also made its appearance in the Foreword that preceded the Prologue in the first edition of The Lord of the Rings.

But Tolkien grew to think it had been a mistake to [confuse] real personal matters with the machinery of the Tale qtd in PoM-e The substantially revised Foreword to the edition, however, does not entirely eliminate the found manuscript frame; Tolkien still speaks of the ancient history and older world being discover[ed] and revealed xxii , though he also unequivocally refers to himself as its author several times xxiii, xxiv.

As with The Hobbit, the runes on the title page reinforce the framing conceit, stating that it is translated from the 4 Though some printings, like the 3rd edition Ballantine paperback on my own shelf, still used the 2 nd edition preface. In early he speculated in a letter to his publishers that the only possible link [the poems have] is the fiction that they come from the Shire from about the period of the Lord of the Rings, and he enclosed a draft of a ridiculous editorial fiction that could be used as a foreword Rayner Unwin was happy with the foreword and used it when the book was published in time for the Christmas trade in Though one reviewer called the preface heavy-footed donnish waggery 22 , it is consistent with the tone of the Lord of the Rings Prologue explaining the textual history of the collection, considering Hobbitish linguistic and poetic preferences, and taking the poems seriously as historical evidence for the widening of the horizons of the Shire 31 and Frodo s mental state after the events of the end of the Third Age.

Farmer Giles of Ham began as a story told to Tolkien s children in the late s, went through an intermediate phase as a lecture given to the Lovelace Society in which got a fairy-story in lieu of the lecture ON fairy stories they had expected , and was finally picked up for publication by Allen and Unwin in At this point the satirical, mock-scholarly foreword was added.

As Scull and Hammond explain in their introduction to the critical edition, Tolkien pretends to be the editor and translator of an ancient text, much as he did with the Red Book materials earlier viii.

The Farmer Giles foreword mocks the sort of critics Tolkien scorned in Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics for considering the poem only for the light it could shed on history Beowulf et seq.

Considering the seriousness with which Tolkien approached the Red Book frame for the Middle-earth materials, there may be more than a hint of self-mockery here as well.

Oddly, though Tolkien says I never read what are called introductions to tales, fairy or not […] and I do not think that anybody should Tolkien s draft 71 , this is the only story he published in his lifetime besides Leaf by Niggle which has no introduction of its own and arguably, published as they were together in Tree and Leaf, On Fairy-Stories serves as an introduction of sorts to Leaf.

Even more peculiarly, Smith started its life as a preface itself. Tolkien began an introduction, at one point attempting to explain the true meaning of the word fairy by means of an allegory about a cook and a cake, but the allegory took on a life of its own, and in the end, [i]nstead of trying to explain Faery, he depicted it 61 and abandoned the introduction entirely.

In a note to Clyde Kilby about the origins of Smith, Tolkien admits that re-reading [The Golden Key] critically filled [him] with distaste and his introduction would have wound up severely critical because of his own dislike for MacDonald s moral allegory.

But typical of his generosity to those whose tastes he did not share, he went on to say that MacDonald deserved better and he had performed great services for other minds such as Jack s referring to C.


Lewis; Still, though, he considered the story itself in the end an anti-G. The introductions to the work of other scholars in his fields of interest are fairly straightforward; as I said earlier, Tolkien served as what Diana Pavlac Glyer calls a Resonator, offering support and encouragement, and often behind the scenes as an Editor as well. With Smith, we see an interesting dynamic at work: George MacDonald, across the gulf of years, is serving as an Opponent.

One might almost picture Tolkien exclaiming, upon re-reading The Golden Key, Doesn t he know what he s talking about? After all, he felt at times that he was not inventing but reporting Letters n , 7 Harold Bloom s anxiety of influence model might also be worth considering in this instance.

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