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Horn Book 1963

Aug 29, 2014
2014/8/29 15:27:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Hello everyone.

I found out that in October of 1963 magazine Horn Book published on one whole page excerpts from Tolkien's ''On Fairy-Stories''.
Same magazine also includes article by C.S. Lewis which mentions Tolkien and his essay several times.
I didn't find much additional information about this so if anyone knows anything more about it let me know.

Cheers :)
Aug 29, 2014
2014/8/29 16:22:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I dont find your answer, but perhaps this links could provide more informations:

A letter from C.S. Lewis, October 1966, Horn Book:
http://archive.hbook.com/magazine/articles/1960s/oct66_higgins.asp

News from Narnia, October 1963, Horn Book:
http://archive.hbook.com/magazine/articles/1960s/oct63_smith.asp

Eduardo O. F.
Aug 29, 2014
2014/8/29 16:42:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you Eduardo!

I just collected a copy of Horn Book 1963. on post which i ordered a week ago and there really is an article by Lewis and one whole page of Tolkien's ''On Fairy-stories'' :)!!! So seller wasn't making it up :)

I now have to see are these excerpts from 1947 version or not ( I was posting a question about two versions yesterday, i was preparing in advance :) ).

Anyway, very cool to find this because I didn't find mention of it anywhere. :)
Aug 30, 2014
2014/8/30 2:57:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I find this link too: https://www.amazon.com/Horn-Book-Magaz ... collsguid-20&linkCode=osi

Here C.S. Lewis and Tolkien are treated as authors.

And this:

http://books.google.com.br/books?id=s ... AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Eduardo O. F
Aug 30, 2014
2014/8/30 8:08:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Wow, that is cool, thank you Eduardo! So we have a confirmation from a guy who was responsible for publishing it. Great job. :)

I am interested if this could be useful for Deagol's or Findegil's bibliographies. :)
Aug 30, 2014
2014/8/30 9:38:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
At a guess I think this reprinted excerpt will be from the Tree and Leaf version published in the US in 1965.

Horn Book also reprinted an excerpt from The Hobbit in 1938 (IIRC).

TolkienBooks doesn't record American editions/reprints unless the original wasn't published in the UK.
Aug 30, 2014
2014/8/30 10:59:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks for comment Deagol.

It states at the beginning of the page:

''Since C. S. Lewis, in his article which follows, refers to Mr. Tolkien's essay, '' On Fairy-Stories'', as ''perhaps the most important contribution to the subject that anyone has yet made,''we quote from it here with the permission of Oxford University Press''

So it looks they quote from British 1947. version. :)
Aug 30, 2014
2014/8/30 11:19:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here it goes..

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Aug 30, 2014
2014/8/30 16:34:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This text starts on the third line of page 66 in Tolkien's essay On Fairy-Stories in the book Essays presented to Charles Williams (Oxford University Press 1947).
Aug 30, 2014
2014/8/30 16:59:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks Trotter, I don't have that version so it is really helpful.
I will post other excerpts from the same page in a few minutes.
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