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Tolkien On Fairy-stories

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On Fairy-stories
AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
PublisherHarperCollins
Released2008
FormatHardback in dustwrapper
ISBN0007244665.

On Fairy-stories, is an expanded edition of Tolkien's essay On Fairy-stories. This edition includes:

  • The final published version of the essay.
  • Two manuscript versions of the essay.
  • Commentaries by the editors Verlyn Flieger & Douglas A. Anderson.
  • A history detailing the evolution of the essay.
  • Newspaper reports of the 1939 lecture.
  • A bibliography of works cited or consulted by JRRT during his work on the essay.
  • Cover illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien