Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Morgan
33 minutes ago

Stu
1 hour 22 minutes ago

Trotter
2 hours 29 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
3 hours 31 minutes ago

laurel
3 hours 44 minutes ago

wellinghall
3 hours 49 minutes ago

Karl
8 hours 37 minutes ago

remy
11 hours 28 minutes ago
Report message: *
 
* = Required

Re: The Devils Coach Horses

Subject: Re: The Devils Coach Horses
by garm on 2009/11/16 14:49:39

Hi laurel.

I hadn't heard that The Devil's Coach-horses had anything to do with balrogs; though in his book 'The Road to Middle earth', Prof.Tom Shippey speculates something of the kind, to do with another of Tolkien's writings: Sigelwara land, in Medum Aevum (1932, 1934).

The Devil's Coach-horses was first published in 'The Review of English Studies Vol.I, no.3, (Sidgewick and Jackson, July 1925). There's also an off-print; is this the one you have?

There was also one dated 1925, printed by Edwards Bros, Jersey, but acording to Hammond's bibliography, this is printed in Monotype Bembo , which was not cut till 1929.