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'''Lecture on Dragons''' (sometimes known as ''Essay on Dragons'') is an unpublished lecture by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. Extracts have been published in ''[[Leaves from the Tree]]'' ([[1991]]) and in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator]]'' ([[1995]]).  
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'''Lecture on Dragons''' (sometimes known as ''Essay on Dragons'') is an unpublished lecture by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. It is referenced as "Ms. Tolk. A61. fols. 98-125" in the Tolkien's papers conserved at the [[Bodleian Library]].
  
The lecture was originally given on [[1 January]] [[1938]] to children at the [[University of Oxford]] Museum. Tolkien describred two kind of dragons, "'creeping' and 'winged' but, in general, large, deadly, coiling serpent-creatures."<ref>Quoted in ''[[Tree of Tales]]''.</ref>
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Extended extracts have been published by [[Christina Scull]] in ''[[Leaves from the Tree]]'' ([[1991]]), by [[Wayne Hammond]] and Christina Scull in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator]]'' ([[1995]]) and in ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]'' ([[2006]]), and by [[John Rateliff]] in ''[[The History of The Hobbit]]'' ([[2007]]).
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The lecture was originally given on [[1 January]] [[1938]] to children at the [[University of Oxford]] Museum. Tolkien described two kinds of dragons, "'creeping' and 'winged' but, in general, large, deadly, coiling serpent-creatures."<ref>Quoted in ''[[Tree of Tales]]''.</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:25, 30 December 2015

Lecture on Dragons (sometimes known as Essay on Dragons) is an unpublished lecture by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is referenced as "Ms. Tolk. A61. fols. 98-125" in the Tolkien's papers conserved at the Bodleian Library.

Extended extracts have been published by Christina Scull in Leaves from the Tree (1991), by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull in J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator (1995) and in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006), and by John Rateliff in The History of The Hobbit (2007).

The lecture was originally given on 1 January 1938 to children at the University of Oxford Museum. Tolkien described two kinds of dragons, "'creeping' and 'winged' but, in general, large, deadly, coiling serpent-creatures."[1]

References

  1. Quoted in Tree of Tales.