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There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit

Mark Atherton
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781780762463 (hbk.), 1780762461 (hbk.)
Summary
Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work: his boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his experiences in World War I; his interest in Scandinavian myth; his friendships, especially with the other Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. "There and Back Again" offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien's life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born.
Description
xiii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-296) and index.
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