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'''''The Road to Middle-earth''''' is a book by [[Tom Shippey]], first published in [[1982]]. The book has since appeared in new, enlarged editions.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.slu.edu/x23819.xml|articlename=T.A. Shippey, Ph.D.: Books|dated=|website=[http://www.slu.edu SLU.edu]|accessed=18 August 2013}}</ref>
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==From the publisher==
 
==From the publisher==
The Road to Middle-earth, [[Tom Shippey]]'s classic work, now revised in paperback, explores [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien's professional background led him to write [[The Hobbit]] and how he created a timeless charm for millions of readers. Examining the foundation of Tolkien's most popular work, [[The Lord of the Rings]], Shippey also discusses the contribution of [[The Silmarillion]] and [[Unfinished Tales]] to Tolkien's great myth cycle, showing how Tolkien's more "difficult" books can be fully appreciated. He goes on to examine the remarkable twelve-volume [[The History of Middle-earth|History of Middle-earth]], written by Tolkien's son and literary heir [[Christopher Tolkien]], which traces the creative and technical processes by which [[Middle-earth]] evolved.
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''The Road to Middle-earth'' explores [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien's professional background led him to write ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and how he created a timeless charm for millions of readers. Examining the foundation of Tolkien's most popular work, ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', Shippey also discusses the contribution of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' and ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' to Tolkien's great myth cycle, showing how Tolkien's more "difficult" books can be fully appreciated. He goes on to examine the remarkable twelve-volume ''[[The History of Middle-earth|History of Middle-earth]]'', written by Tolkien's son and literary heir [[Christopher Tolkien]], which traces the creative and technical processes by which [[Middle-earth]] evolved.
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The Road to Middle-earth
The Road to Middle-earth.jpg
AuthorTom Shippey
PublisherLondon: Allen & Unwin
Released1982

The Road to Middle-earth is a book by Tom Shippey, first published in 1982. The book has since appeared in new, enlarged editions.[1]

From the publisher

The Road to Middle-earth explores J.R.R. Tolkien's creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien's professional background led him to write The Hobbit and how he created a timeless charm for millions of readers. Examining the foundation of Tolkien's most popular work, The Lord of the Rings, Shippey also discusses the contribution of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales to Tolkien's great myth cycle, showing how Tolkien's more "difficult" books can be fully appreciated. He goes on to examine the remarkable twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, written by Tolkien's son and literary heir Christopher Tolkien, which traces the creative and technical processes by which Middle-earth evolved.


References

  1. "T.A. Shippey, Ph.D.: Books" , SLU.edu (accessed 18 August 2013)