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Tales Before Tolkien (2003) [Anthology]
by L. Frank Baum John Buchan James Branch Cabell Lord Dunsany Richard Garnett H. Rider Haggard William Hope Hodgson Clemence Housman E.H. Knatchbull-Hugessen Andrew Lang David Lindsay George MacDonald Arthur Machen Abraham Merritt William Morris Kenneth Morris Edith Nesbit Francis Stevens Frank R. Stockton Ludwig Tieck Austin Tappan Wright E.A. Wyke-Smith Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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As the title suggests, this is a collection of early fantasy stories selected primarily for their interest to Tolkien readers. Most of the stories in this volume either had an influence on Tolkien in creating Lord of the Rings, or use themes and motifs evident in his work. Other stories relate to events or experiences which were significant in Tolkien's life, such as the first World War. To round out the collection, several examples of American children's fantasy, such as L. F. Baum, have also been included. The majority of the stories here represented are rather difficult to find today. One of them, a short one-act play by David Lindsay, appears here in print for the first time. Each story is prefaced by a short introduction by the editor.

Original title: Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Elves, the (1812) [Short Story]
      Author: Ludwig Tieck
     Golden Key, the (1867) [Short Story]
      Author: George MacDonald
     Puss-cat Mew (1869) [Short Story]
      Author: E.H. Knatchbull-Hugessen
     Griffin and the Minor Canon, the (1885) [Short Story]
      Author: Frank R. Stockton
     Demon Pope, the (1888) [Short Story]
      Author: Richard Garnett
     Black Heart and White Heart: A Zulu Idyll (1896) [Short Story]
      Author: H. Rider Haggard
     Dragon Tamers, the (1899) [Short Story]
      Author: Edith Nesbit
     Far Islands, the (1899) [Short Story]
      Author: John Buchan
     Enchanted Buffalo, the (1905) [Short Story]
      Author: L. Frank Baum
     Chu-bu and Sheemish (1911) [Short Story]
      Author: Lord Dunsany
     Folk of the Mountain Door, the (1914) [Short Story]
      Author: William Morris
     Regent of the North, the (1915) [Short Story]
      Author: Kenneth Morris
     Coming of the Terror, the (1917) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Machen
     Elf-Trap, the (1919) [Short Story]
      Author: Francis Stevens
     Baumoff Explosive, the (1919) [Short Story]
      Author: William Hope Hodgson
     Thin Queen of Elfhame, the (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: James Branch Cabell
     Drawn Arrow, the (1923) [Short Story]
      Author: Clemence Housman
     Woman of the Wood, the (1926) [Short Story]
      Author: Abraham Merritt
     Story of Alwina, the (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: Austin Tappan Wright
     Christmas Play, a (2003) [Play]
      Author: David Lindsay
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Marvellous Land of Snergs, the (1927) [Novel]
      Author: E.A. Wyke-Smith

Edition #1: Tales Before Tolkien

Tales Before Tolkien (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Douglas A. Anderson
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Tales Before Tolkien (2003)

ISBN: 0345458559

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