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Re: Children of Húrin Houghton Mifflin Deluxe Edition
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Outstanding, that certainly clears things up! Looks like I got a first impression afterall. Thanks for all the additional information you gathered.

Posted on: 2007/5/15 16:09
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Re: Hobbit House
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Hrmm... that looks more like a cottage than a hobbit hole. Though, that may not be what they were going for in this case. It certainly looks like something that belongs in Hobbiton though. I'm not sure you could pull something like that off without it resembling something in Jackon's movie version of Hobbiton -- since he had many different types of structures with different architectural designs in stone and wood that can be comparable.

Posted on: 2007/5/15 14:03
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Children of Húrin Houghton Mifflin Deluxe Edition
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I just received my Houghton Mifflin Deluxe Edition today! Which was a big surprise, since the last notification I received stated this version was backordered beyond the release date of May 16th. However, what I found to be more surprising is that the gold foil stamping is identical to the version found on the Harper Collins Deluxe Edition! I had read that the Houghton Mifflin version would have larger stamping. Maybe this was just a pre-production design.

Is it possible that the Houghton Mifflin first impression that reportedly sold out very quickly per preorders and they held back for a reprint? The copy I just received may be from a more recent printing or second impression that happens to be identical to the stamping on the Harper Collins version.

The idea here is that I would like to know whether this is indeed a true first impression by Houghton Mifflin or a second printing. If I found out more, I will post.

Posted on: 2007/5/14 13:00
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Re: New publication: Tolkien on Fairy-stories
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As always, thanks for the info Beren. Look forward to your discussion with them. You might also ask them if HC will be publishing this in the U.S., or if Houghlin Mifflin will be picking up the U.S. publication. Thanks!

Posted on: 2007/5/4 12:23
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New publication: Tolkien on Fairy-stories
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Tolkien on Fairy-stories is a new publication co-authored by Verlyn Flieger and Douglas A. Anderson that contains the entirety of J.R.R. Tolkien's essay On Fairy-stories. This is a new expanded edition of Tolkien's most famous, and most important essay, which defined his conception of fantasy as a literary form, and led to the writing of The Lord of the Rings. The first version of this essay was published in Tree and Leaf (1964); however, this is a new expanded version comprising of 18,000 words and also contains many more pages of his views that were originally condensed into or cut from the published proper version. An estimate is difficult, but these unpublished passages perhaps amount to half again as much writing as the essay itself (Harper Collins **) . Currently, there is only publishing information from Harper Collins on the UK Amazon site. The tentative release date is set for October 1st, 2007. You can read more here.

Posted on: 2007/5/4 10:33
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