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Saga of Hrolf Kraki, tr. Stella Mills
By Ulmo
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Saga of Hrolf Kraki, tr. Stella Mills

Oct 25, 2016

And now for something ephermeral…

Does anyone have this?

Any idea why he stopped selling it?
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Oct 25, 2016
Well, that would explain why he stopped selling it.
Oct 25, 2016
Here is a goodreads review of the book, for those interested in just a bit more detail.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/461346960
Oct 25, 2016
Sorry, you have me started on google now -

Here is an auction result for the original 1933 edition, sold for $246 in November 2015 at Skinners.

http://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2865B/lots/247
Oct 25, 2016
I wonder what was so offensive in Priscilla Tolkien’s introduction.
Oct 26, 2016

Ulmo wrote:
I wonder what was so offensive in Priscilla Tolkien’s introduction.


I'd like to read it, but I wonder if the author of the book was downplayed relative to Tolkien's contribution and influence (purely speculation). That would be fairly offensive, potentially.
Oct 26, 2016
Probably true but, to be fair, the Tolkien connection is the selling point of this translation. Too bad for them that Stella Mills’ cousin’s heirs have apparently burned that bridge.
Oct 26, 2016

Ulmo wrote:
Probably true but, to be fair, the Tolkien connection is the selling point of this translation. Too bad for them that Stella Mills’ cousin’s heirs have apparently burned that bridge.


I can't imagine it would have been much of a money spinner! And assuming that no permission was asked to do the reprint, that is a bit of an oversight (and one that the Tolkien Estate certainly would not have tolerated if it were their material)
Oct 26, 2016
I bought a copy of the Nodens Books reprint while it was still available.

To answer some of the questions:

1) Downplaying Mills?

Aside from some reminiscences about Stella M. Mills' personality, Priscilla Tolkien's Foreword deals almost exclusively with the friendship between Stella Mills and the Tolkien family. As such, the Foreword doesn't include any discussion about Mills' edition of The Saga of Hrolf Kraki.

2) Is there anything offensive?

There are one or two paragraphs in the Foreword that (at least from my reading) are quite obviously the source behind the reaction of the family of Stella Mills. These paragraphs concern some personal matters in the Mills family.
Oct 26, 2016
Thanks for adding some clarification. Sounds like rather an odd foreward.
Sep 18, 2018
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