There and back again : J.R.R. Tolkien and the origins of the Hobbit / Mark Atherton

Author(s): Atherton, Mark
Retrieving Holdings Information
Subjects: Hobbit
Literature and myth
Fantasy fiction, English--Stories, plots, etc
Tolkien, J. R. R Hobbit
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973--Criticism and interpretation
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Hobbit
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973--Sources
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Adult
Published: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xiii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: ISBN: 9781780762463 (hbk)
ISBN: 1780762461 (hbk)
Includes bibliographies and index
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
OCLC Number: 810109735
ISBN/ISSN: 9781780762463