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The Keys of Middle-Earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien

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Keys of Middle-Earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien

Palgrave Macmillan: February 26, 2006

ISBN – 9781403946713

The Keys of Middle-Earth introduces the reader to the world of medieval literature through the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. Using key episodes in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, readers are taken back to the works of Old, Middle English and Old Norse literature that so influenced Tolkien. The original texts are presented with helpful new translations to help the reader approach the medieval poems and tales, and introductory essays draw on recent scholarship and Tolkien”s own unpublished notes.

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