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'''''Tales Before Tolkien''''' is a collection of fantasy fiction which inspired [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].
  
'''Tales Before Tolkien'''
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Editor [[Douglas A. Anderson]] has noted that the title ''Tales before Tolkien'' was suggested by the publisher; his original title had been ''Roots of the Mountain: Fantasy before Tolkien''.<ref>[[Douglas A. Anderson]], "The Mainstreaming of Fantasy and the legacy of ''The Lord of the Rings''", in ''[[The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004]]'', p. 314 (note 31)</ref>
  
"For those interested in J.R.R. Tolkien's sources comes Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy, edited by Douglas A. Anderson (The Annotated Hobbit), which collects 22 classic stories by such masters as George Macdonald, Andrew Lang, Lord Dunsany and James Branch Cabell. Arthur Machen aficionados will especially appreciate "The Coming of the Terror" (an abridgement of his short novel The Terror), hitherto unreprinted since its initial magazine appearance in 1917. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information."
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==From the publisher==
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"For those interested in [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s sources comes Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy, edited by [[Douglas A. Anderson]] ([[The Annotated Hobbit]]), which collects 22 classic stories by such masters as [[George MacDonald]], Andrew Lang, Lord Dunsany and [[James Branch Cabell]]. Arthur Machen aficionados will especially appreciate "The Coming of the Terror" (an abridgement of his short novel The Terror), hitherto unreprinted since its initial magazine appearance in 1917. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information."
 
:--''Publishers Weekly''
 
:--''Publishers Weekly''
  
 
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ISBN 0345458567 <br />
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'''Format:''' Mass Market Paperback, 517pp <br />
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[[Category:Fiction books]]
'''Pub. Date:''' November 2005 <br />
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[[Category:Books by Douglas A. Anderson]]
'''Publisher:''' Random House Publishing Group <br />
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Latest revision as of 12:02, 19 October 2012

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy
Tales Before Tolkien.jpg
EditorDouglas A. Anderson
PublisherRandom House Publishing Group
ReleasedNovember 2005
FormatMass Market Paperback
Pages517
ISBN0345458567

Tales Before Tolkien is a collection of fantasy fiction which inspired J.R.R. Tolkien.

Editor Douglas A. Anderson has noted that the title Tales before Tolkien was suggested by the publisher; his original title had been Roots of the Mountain: Fantasy before Tolkien.[1]

[edit] From the publisher

"For those interested in J.R.R. Tolkien's sources comes Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy, edited by Douglas A. Anderson (The Annotated Hobbit), which collects 22 classic stories by such masters as George MacDonald, Andrew Lang, Lord Dunsany and James Branch Cabell. Arthur Machen aficionados will especially appreciate "The Coming of the Terror" (an abridgement of his short novel The Terror), hitherto unreprinted since its initial magazine appearance in 1917. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information."

--Publishers Weekly

[edit] References

  1. Douglas A. Anderson, "The Mainstreaming of Fantasy and the legacy of The Lord of the Rings", in The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004, p. 314 (note 31)