Tolkien and the Great War

Tolkien and the Great War

The Threshold of Middle-earth

Book - 2003
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The author examines Tolkien's experiences as a young officer during World War I, both at the Battle of the Somme and then sidelined due to trench fever, arguing that the war greatly influenced his masterpiece, The lord of the rings.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003
ISBN: 9780618331291
Branch Call Number: 828.91209 T577g 2003
Characteristics: xviii, 398 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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lilacviolette Jun 28, 2017

A superb work that explores the lasting influence that Tolkien's war experience had on the creation of his famous legendarium. Not only is this book impeccably researched, the detailed writing vividly portrays the episodes that make up this experience. A must-read for the Tolkien scholar or anyone interested in the life of the literary giant.


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