Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
Catherine McIlwaine is the Tolkien Archivist at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.
Contents Foreword Note to the Reader 1. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biographical Sketch, by Catherine McIlwaine 2. Tolkien and the Inklings, by John Garth 3. Faerie: Tolkien's Perilous Land, by Verlyn Flieger 4. Inventing Elvish, by Carl F. Hostetter 5. Tolkien and `that noble northern spirit', by Tom Shippey 6. Tolkien's Visual Art, by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull CATALOGUE Reading Tolkien: `to England; to my country' Childhood: `the undarkened heart and mind' Student Days: `Friendship to the Nth power' Sheer Invention: 'new patterns of old colours' The Silmarillion: `myth-woven and elf-patterned' The Professor at Home: `from time already mortgaged' The Hobbit: `In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit' The Lord of the Rings: `lightning from a clear sky' Mapping Middle-earth: `Not all those who wander are lost' Further Reading Acknowledgements Contributors Picture credits Index