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Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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"While the fantasy worlds in those works were drawn from Tolkien's knowledge of language and folklore, The Fall of Arthur used contemporary English, but was written in a style derived from 11th-century verse.

HarperCollins, which will publish the poem next May, was taken aback when Tolkien's son contacted the company about publishing the work.

Christopher Tolkien has devoted years of research to deciphering his father's manuscript fragments. The poem's existence was known only from the briefest of mentions in two letters and six lines that Tolkien's biographer, Humphrey Carpenter, was allowed to publish.

Chris Smith, editorial director at HarperCollins, said: “We'd never seen it until a manuscript was delivered to us. It's completely unpublished, apart from the handful of lines in the Carpenter biography. In the two letters, you have these scant but tantalising references to it. That's the reason it's known about, but no one has had access.”

Christopher Tolkien has been unable to establish exactly when the poem was written. The author made a single reference to it in a 1955 letter and kept a 1934 letter from his friend, RW Chambers, professor of English at University College London, who wrote: “It is very great indeed ... really heroic ... You really must finish it.”

There are no film rights available for The Fall of Arthur."


I don't see what relevance film rights has to this book, but looking forward to it.

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Posted on: 2012/10/7 0:08


Re: The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition: Boxed Set [2012]
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I think the date September 2014 gives away the reason for the delay. This date is after the last of Peter Jackson's films are released.

I expect that all HarperCollins Hobbit books will be film tie ins until September 2014.

HarperCollins have told me that they have no plans to cancel the book.

Posted on: 2012/10/6 22:41


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Oh dear, it is a first printing, but on a grading scale, what is Extra Extra Terrible classed as?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Return- ... 8a938&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_922



Posted on: 2012/10/5 14:20


Re: The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition: Boxed Set [2012]
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I agree, this book looks to me likely to be cancelled, Amazon don't charge until it is shipped. Cancel with Book Depository and order this book from Amazon

Posted on: 2012/10/5 14:16


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I was not aware that Hugo Dyson appeared (un-credited) in a British film called 'Darling' as the character Professor Walter Southgate


Posted on: 2012/10/4 13:56



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