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Re: Tolkien and the Moberly–Jourdain incident
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I have a copy; though I'm afraid it's still on my 'to read' list. However, taking it down from the shelf, I see that Flieger mentions that an account of the incident was published in 1911, and that Tolkien 'could have' been aware of it. Flieger uses the phrase 'could have' twice in a very short space of time, in a quite densely-packed passage.

I'm afraid I don't have the time at present to do the Professor's argument justice, but for now I'd say that the 'Moberly–Jourdain incident' had about as much 'influence' on Tolkien's works as did the Cottingley fairies, which is to say, none at all.

Though I could be wrong.

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LOL

Very funny Trotter
This did make me laugh on this very winters morning

Well posted

Posted on: 2010/11/28 1:23


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I'd hope that most bookshop owners do not get customers like this.


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Sigelwaraland parts one and two in Medium Aevum for £1.20 (each).
Mind you, that was a fluke.

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Tolkien and the Moberly–Jourdain incident
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Hi all.

On the wikipedia page for the 'Moberly–Jourdain incident', at the bottum of the 'Aftermath' section it reads "The incident is said to have exerted an influence on J. R. R. Tolkien's views and work.".
In the bibliography it references 'Flieger, Verlyn (1997), A Question of Time: J. R. R. Tolkien's Road to Faërie, Kent State University Press .'

I have not read this referenced book yet and cant get my hands on a copy at the moment. Can somebody shed light on how this exact event influenced Tolkien.

Thank you in advance.
Loonka.

Posted on: 2010/11/26 7:09



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