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  • Children of Hurin Faq, celebration edition of The Hobbit, interviews and more Tolkien book news
    Read full article The Children of Hurin FAQ Read full article Alan Lee signing events illustrator of Children of Hurin This month March 2007 is an interesting month We see the publication of some very interesting Inkling related books Four Christian Fantasists A Study of the Fantastic Writings of George MacDonald Charles Williams C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien by Richard Sturch and The Company They Keep C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer Also in March there will be released an interesting softcover on Tolkien and Shakespeare Tolkien and Shakespeare Essays on Shared Themes and Language by Janet Brennan Brennan Croft Read full article Tolkien Books published in March 2007 The month of The Inklings A JRR Tolkien inspired Art Exhibition is being held for 4 days from Saturday 21st to Tuesday 24th April 2007 at The Redesdale Hall High Street Moreton in Marsh Gloucestershire The Exhibition will contain the largest ever display of the artwork of the world renowned Tolkien Illustrator Ted Nasmith who will be attending throughout In addition the Tolkien inspired artist Ruth Lacon will be exhibiting her artwork and attending throughout Also announced is a special guest no one less then Alan Lee illustrator of the new Tolkien book The Children of Hurin Read full article Visions of a lost Realm The Tolkien Art Exhibition of Ted Nasmith with Ruth Lacon and special guest Alan Lee It is my pleasure to bring you this interview with James Dunning His art is featured in A Tolkienian Mathomium by Mark T Hooker The Artist James Dunning has read and digested Tolkiens various works for forty years and has constructed evolving mental landscapes of scenes in Middle earth He has tried to depict Tolkien themes presented here in a style consistent with J R R Tolkiens own illustrative style Read full article Interview with James Dunning Tolkien artist We all know this year we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Hobbit and the 30th anniversary of The Silmarillion Also this year we will see the publication of a brand new Tolkien book The Children of Hurin But in Oktober 2007 we will also get a brand new edition of the long unavailable children s story Mr Bliss written and illustrated by Tolkien himself Originally published in 1982 the book has been out of print since the 1990s This edition marks the 25th anniversary of publication Read full article Mr Bliss a tale written and illustrated by Tolkien 25th anniversary of publication The Tolkien Library Store always has a large amount of rare and collectible Tolkien books up for sale The books in the Tolkien Library Store always have a high collectible value and are of the finest on the market Tolkien books available include both the UK and US editions original cloth bindings custom fine bindings and Signed Numbered Limited Editions Rare Tolkien items are also available including books and letters signed by Tolkien proof copies

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  • J.R.R. Tolkien AudioBook Catalogue just added to iTunes (28.09.06)
    Read by Rob Inglis In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven smiths and Sauron the Dark Lord forged the One Ring filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others But the One Ring was taken from him and though he sought it throughout Middle earth it remained lost to him After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins as told in THE HOBBIT In a sleepy village in the Shire young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle earth to the Cracks of Doom there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose Audio Length 7h 14 min Year Published 2006 THE TWO TOWERS Unabridged Author J R R Tolkien Read by Rob Inglis The Fellowship was scattered Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme Their guide was Gollum deceitful and lust filled slave to the corruption of the Ring Audio Length 7h 40 min Year Published 2006 THE RETURN OF THE KING Unabridged Author J R R Tolkien Read by Rob Inglis The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues Aragorn revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West joined with the Riders Rohan against the forces of Isengard and took part in the desperate victory of Hornburg Merry and Pippin captured by the orcs escaped to Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents Gandalf returned miraculously and defeated the evil wizard Saruman Meanwhile Sam and Frodo progressed towards Mordor to destroy the Ring accompanied by Smeagol Gollum still obsessed by his preciouss After a battle with the giant spider Shelob Sam left his master for dead but Frodo is still alive in the hands of the orcs And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are amassing Audio Books by Martin Shaw Audio Length part I 7h 23 min Audio Length part 2 7h 29 min Year Published 2002 THE SILMARILLION PART I and II Unabridged Author J R R Tolkien Read by Martin Shaw The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth the first Dark Lord dwelt in Middle Earth and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor Included in the book are several shorter works The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Númenor at the

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  • Tolkien Library: bibliography, biography, resource, reviews, articles, essays on J.R.R. Tolkien books and collecting Tolkien
    com had been nominated for an award I was absolutely stunned The awards would cite the accomplishments of 1 individual in each of 3 categories Tolkien Inklings Scholarship Tolkien Inklings Fan Appreciation and Tolkien Inklings Inspired Creativity Looking at the names of the other nominated Tolkien fans I never suspected to win Never did I realize that my solo project was appreciated by so many Today I m very proud to announce that I won the Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Inklings Fan Appreciation Thank you everyone for your encouragement and kindness and the many many votes you ll never know how much your support means to me Congratulations also to Dr Amy H Sturgis and Glass Hammer They are well deserving of this honor find the complete article here 26 06 06 Tolkienlibrary com in the spotlight For years Dr Richard Purtill lived two lives by day professor of philosophy by night he wrote fantasy and science fiction books Weekdays he lectured in classrooms weekends he attended fantasy conventions When he retired from his day job he found more time to write eventually publishing over twenty books The professor is probably best known for his two bestsellers published by Ignatius Press J R R Tolkien Myth Morality Religion and C S Lewis Case for the Christian Faith Here I will review J R R Tolkien Myth Morality Religion for which he received the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award Inklings Studies in 1987 read the review here 31 07 06 J R R Tolkien Myth Morality Religion by Richard Purtill Inside the little book Oxford Poetry 1915 we can find one of Tolkien s early fairy poetry a poem which achieved great popularity and was reprinted many times in various collections of children s poetry Goblin Feet The poem Goblin Feet was

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  • Tolkienlibrary.com in the spotlight The Imperishable Flame Award 2006 and Collector Profile: Pieter Collier & His Tolkien Library
    Signed copy of the Hobbit sells for record at auction Sunday 3 May 2015 On the shores of the shoreless sea Sunday 19 January 2015 New Collector Profile added Giulio Torlai Saturday 29 November 2014 Back to the past Simon J Cook on Tolkien and History Tuesday 7 October 2014 Will we ever see The Silmarillion on the big screen SHOW ALL ARTICLES Subscribe in a reader Tolkienlibrary com in the spotlight 26 06 06 Making a website about Tolkien was and is a great way to share your passion about Tolkien books It creates a path to make new friends meet interesting people on the road Now it also seems it can put you in the spotlight When I received the e mail some weeks ago that I had been nominated for an award I was absolutely stunned The awards would cite the accomplishments of 1 individual in each of 3 categories Tolkien Inklings Scholarship Tolkien Inklings Fan Appreciation and Tolkien Inklings Inspired Creativity Looking at the names of the other nominated Tolkien fans I never suspected to win Never did I realize that my solo project was appreciated by so many Today I m very proud to announce that I won the Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Inklings Fan Appreciation Thank you everyone for your encouragement and kindness and the many many votes you ll never know how much your support means to me Congratulations also to Dr Amy H Sturgis and Glass Hammer They are well deserving of this honor The Northeast Tolkien Society has announced the winners of the 2006 Imperishable Flame Awards nominated by staff awarded by fans Tolkien Inklings Scholarship Dr Amy H Sturgis Tolkien Inklings Fan Appreciation Pieter Collier of the Tolkien Library Tolkien Inklings Inspired Creativity Glass Hammer This year s award

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  • On 4 January 2005 Humphrey Carpenter, 58, died after a long illness
    R Tolkien and tells the story of Tolkiens life This book proved to be the beginning of a busy career as an author among the other lives he has written is that of Benjamin Britten and he also wrote the highly successful series of Mr Majeika children s books Humphrey said he was gradually lured back into radio to present various arts programmes he introduced the very first edition of Radio 3 s Night Waves in 1992 Soon afterwards he found himself presenting the occasional edition of In Tune a very daunting experience at first he said because at the time I felt I knew next to nothing about classical music In fact he had played the tuba in school and student symphony orchestras not to mention dabbling in percussion double bass trombone piano and even organ but I can t pedal properly with my feet He also ran a 1920s and 1930s style dance band Vile Bodies from 1983 to 1990 which was resident at London s Ritz Hotel for many years Humphrey wrote a large proportion of the band s arrangements According to Who s Who Humphrey s own hobbies were sleep and exploring decayed railway junctions Let him sleep in peace Humphrey died on 4 January 2005 after a long illness Tolkien related books by Humphrey Carpenter Tolkien A Biography Tolkien could have no better biographer than Humphrey Carpenter a fellow Oxfordian and friend an indefatigable researcher with a lively pen and an ebullient sense of humor and himself a youthful reader of The Hobbit and the later Tolkien works For his biography Carpenter was able to meet personally with Tolkien before his death He also had full access to all of Tolkien s papers and letters at Oxford He was able to talk with many of Tolkien s friends and family Because of this Carpenter is able to present a very accurate extremely reliable and very personal biography The man who created Middle Earth was human and Carpenter captures this brilliantly more on this title The Letters of J R R Tolkien Tolkien was a prodigious letter writer all his life the sheer mass of his correspondence would give pause to even the most stalwart archivist one shudders to think what he would have done with e mail But with the able assistance of Tolkien s son Christopher and a healthy dose of determination Carpenter manages find the cream of the crop the letters that shed light on Tolkien s thoughts about his academic and literary work as well as those that show his more private side revealing a loving husband a playful friend and a doting father The most fascinating letters are of course those in which he discusses Middle Earth and Carpenter offers plenty of those to choose from Tolkien discussed the minutia of his legend sometimes at great length with friends publishers and even fans who wrote to him with questions These letters offer significant insights into how he went about creating the

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  • The first American edition of The Hobbit
    the typesetting iswell crafted for readability The tan cloth cover is printed in blue for lettering and red for the bowing hobbit emblem on the front and the dwarf s hood emblem on the spine One minor point is that Houghton Mifflin chose to print the end paper maps in red only instead of the black and red chosen by Allen Unwin wich is clearly more attractive and beautifull The American publishers also mistakenly put the Wilderland map in front and the Lonely Mountain map in back the reverse of the description in the text Chapter VII Out of the Frying Pan is incorrectly identified as Chapter VI in the first state The different states of the 1st US edition There are four primary states of the first American printing The earlier state at least 3000 copies shows on the title page the same bowing hobbit emblem visible on the cover The second state of the first impression being 5000 copies is characterized by the replacement of the bowing hobbit with the Houghton Mifflin device of a seated flute player The boots the hobbit wears in the emblem were acknowledged to conflict with the text s description of a bare footed hobbit so the publisher replaced the emblem with the rather less appealing seated flautist Another possibility for the change is told namingly the stamp for the bowing hobbit had broken and there for switched The first story seems more logic Whether one calls this development a variant state or a second printing is been a discussion for a long time now All of the first edition Hobbit printings have the 1938 date on the title page so researchers have been hesitant to ascribe different printings to them Others reason however that Houghton Mifflin printed the volumes several distinct times between 1938 and the second edition of 1951 As evidence each of the variations described in the preceding paragraph could not have come about during the course of a single printing run Also thirteen years elapsed between the first printing and the appearance of the second edition it seems improbable that Houghton Mifflin would not have reprinted the book presuming the arrangements with Allen Unwin permitted And finally while the bowing hobbit first printing version appears on the market uncommonly first editions as a whole show up scarcely less often than all the printings of the second edition In summary First state Bowing hobbit emblem on title page Chapter VII mistakenly titled Chapter VI Maps pasted down Second state Seated flautist emblem on title page Chapter VII mistakenly titled Chapter VI Maps pasted down Third state Seated flautist emblem on title page Chapter VII title corrected Maps pasted down Fourth state Seated flautist emblem on title page Chapter VII title corrected Maps become free leaves All the states of the first edition measure 15 0 x 21 0 cm and contain 310 numbered pages The dustjacket The dust jacket on the first edition is extremely rare It is a medium

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  • Vote for us at several Tolkien Top Sites
    us at several Tolkien Top Sites The Tolkien Library Site is listed at some Tolkien Top Sites To attract more visitors it is nice to be ranked high Please click on the links below to make this happen Write Reviews about Tolkien Library or Rate It TolkienLibrary com has been added to some sites where it is possible to make reviews and rate the site If you feel like writing

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  • How to Support Tolkien Library - Donate to the Tolkien Library
    site attracts more traffic and cost more in time and money to run You may have noticed we have been posting smaller image files and this is in part due to demand being so high We would like to have as much high resolution images available but this is becoming very expensive All this means that any extra financial support you can give is very handy Paypal is the easiest

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