Tolkien at Exeter College
|Tolkien at Exeter College:
How an Oxford undergraduate created Middle-earth
|Exeter College, Oxford
The book gives the story of Tolkien's life as an undergraduate at Exeter College, from peacetime into war. It also tells how he first created his mythological world in 1914-15. It could be viewed as a complement to Garth's larger work Tolkien and the Great War, extending further than the account of his college days in this latter volume.
The book contains many Tolkien sketches, photos, and manuscripts, some were never published.
A new second edition was published in 2022, with new information and images of Tolkien and friends. The text has been revised, with a re-designed cover and internal page layout.
From the publisher[edit | edit source]
Tolkien at Exeter College: How an Oxford undergraduate created Middle-earth is the story of JRR Tolkien’s life as an undergraduate at Exeter College, from peacetime into war. It is also the tale of how he first created his mythological world in 1914–15.
Rich with archive material, it includes more than 40 images, including previously unseen original sketches by and photographs of Tolkien. The 64-page booklet complements and adds significantly to the account in Tolkien and the Great War. Tolkien at Exeter College is essential reading for anyone interested in Tolkien, Oxford, and the histories of Britain and of Middle-earth.
Publication history and gallery[edit | edit source]
- Exeter College, paperback (2014), pp. 64.
- Exeter College, paperback (2022), pp. 68. ISBN 978-1739216504