There and Back Again offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien's life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations * Abbreviations * Acknowledgements * Part One: Shaping the Plot * ‘We must away ere break of day’ * Fairy-stories and animal fables * ‘A green great dragon’ * ‘The Heart of the Mountain’* Returban to Bagend * Part Two: Making the Mythology * The English country house and its myths * William Guest * ‘The lonely sea and the sky’ * ‘Far Over Misty Mountains Cold’ * ‘Goblin-wars’ * Literary myth and the Great War * Visions of peace * Part Three: Finding the Words * Early lessons in philology * Tolkien as word-collector * Rhymes and riddles * Dialect matters * Epilogue * Appendices * Members of the Leeds University English School Association (1923) * Notes * Index