The Roots of the Mountains
|The Roots of the Mountains|
|Publisher||Reeves & Turner (1st ed.)|
|Released||November 1889 (1st ed.)|
J.R.R. Tolkien stated in a letter that he was inspired by The Roots of the Mountains in his depiction of the Dead Marshes and the approaches to the Morannon in The Lord of the Rings. It has also been suggested that "almost certainly J.R.R. Tolkien remembered The Roots of the Mountains when he created Gollum".
- ↑ Robert Boenig, "The Roots of the Mountains", in The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 August 2007. Accessed 01 September 2010.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 226, (dated 31 December 1960)
- ↑ Tom Shippey, "Introduction", in The Wood beyond the World (Oxford, 1980)