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336 Pages | 15 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198842675

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Tolkien's Lost Chaucer

John M. Bowers

  • Reveals the story of J. R. Tolkien's unpublished and previously unknown book hidden in the Oxford University Press archives
  • Explores Tolkien's annotated proofs and accompanying notes for the 'Clarendon Chaucer' edition that he abandoned in 1951 after almost 30 years of work
  • Draws upon a number of previously unpublished writings by Tolkien including unpublished letters and lectures
  • Shows Tolkien as a brilliant, insightful thinker about Chaucer's language and storytelling and shows the ways that his decades-long work on Chaucer inspired key episodes in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.