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The Keys of Middle-earth

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The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien
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AuthorStuart D. Lee & Elizabeth Solopova
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Released16 December 2005
FormatHardcover; Paperback

The Keys of Middle-Earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien is a 2005 scholarly book about J.R.R. Tolkien's writings.

A second edition will be released in 2015 including extracts from the Kalevala, further Old English poems, additional essays, and updated discussions in the light of more recent publications.[source?]

[edit] From the Publisher

'The Keys of Middle-Earth' introduces the reader to the world of medieval literature through the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. Using key episodes in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, readers are taken back to the works of Old, Middle English and Old Norse literature that so influenced Tolkien. The original texts are presented with helpful new translations to help the reader approach the medieval poems and tales, and introductory essays draw on recent scholarship and Tolkien's own unpublished notes.