THE SONG OF MIDDLE-EARTH: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Themes, Symbols and Myths
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(1977)
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The Ancrene Riwle Translated by M.B. Salu Introduction and Appendix by Dom Gerard Sitwell *Preface by J.R.R. Tolkien 1st Edition 1955 (1st printing) Burns & Oates London Book: VG Dustjacket: No dj. Not illustratedHammond ref. p. 305-306 Notes Page v contains a preface by Tolkien dated 29 June 1955. The two paragraph preface discusses the version of the Ancrene Riwle chosen for translation by Salu. The Ancrene Riwle is a Modern English edition of the Middle English work Ancrene Riwle. J.R.R. Tolkien contributed with a Preface (page v), dated 29 June 1955. The two paragraph preface discusses the version of the Ancrene Riwle chosen for translation by Salu. As described by Richard C. West (who quotes from the preface), Tolkien calls the "Middle English dialect of the original 'a natural, easy, and cultivated speech, familiar with the courtesy of letters, able to combine colloquial liveliness with a reverence for the already long tradition of English writing,' and thinks the translator has succeeded in representing this in modern terms." VG book (prior owner's small neat signature on inside blank). An excellent copy for your complete Tolkien collection. An increasingly scarce work.
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