The Tolkien Fan's Medieval Reader

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The Tolkien Fan's Medieval Reader
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AuthorDavid E. (Turgon) Smith,
PublisherCold Spring Press
ReleasedApril 2004

The Tolkien Fan's Medieval Reader is a collection of medieval texts which were studied by J.R.R. Tolkien.

From the publisher[edit]

Brought together in one volume for the first time, The Tolkien Fan's Medieval Reader presents many of the medieval texts that were important to Tolkien's professional work and to his fiction. Prose versions have been selected to introduce Tolkien's modern readers to such marvel-filled works as Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and the Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson - three classics that every fantasy fan will enjoy on their own merits. Many will also appreciate seeing firsthand how these works, and others in this book - from Old English, Middle English, Old Norse, the Celtic languages and Finnish - served as inspiration for elements in Tolkien's great imaginary world of Middle-earth dragons, elves, dwarves, monsters, magical swords and heroes.