Tolkien at Exeter College

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Tolkien at Exeter College:
How an Oxford undergraduate created Middle-earth
AuthorJohn Garth
PublisherExeter College, Oxford
ReleasedSeptember 2014
FormatPaperback
Pages64
ISBN978-1739216504

Tolkien at Exeter College: How an Oxford undergraduate created Middle-earth is a biography booklet about J.R.R. Tolkien, written by John Garth and published in 2014.

The booklet gives an account of Tolkien's university life at Exeter College, going from peacetime into war, and tells the process of his early myth-making. It is practically an extension of Garth's larger work Tolkien and the Great War. It includes several previously unseen sketches and photos.

The book was revised and redesigned in 2022, including some more information and images.

From the publisher

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

2014 first edition
2014 first edition  
2022 second edition
2022 second edition  

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