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On Fairy-stories. 2008On Fairy-stories
J.R.R. Tolkien
Edited by Verlyn Flieger & Douglas A. Anderson
1st Edition 2008
ISBN 10: 0007244665
ISBN 13: 9780007244669
Hardback in dustwrapper
Cover illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hammond Page Ref.: None

Tolkien's essay On Fairy-stories was first delivered as a lecture in 1939 and was first published in Essays Presented to Charles Williams. It was subsequently published in a revised form in Tree and Leaf and The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays (1983).

This expanded edition includes:

1) The final published version of the essay.

2) Two manuscript versions of the essay.

Also included are:

a) Commentaries by the editors.

b) A history detailing the evolution of the essay.

c) Newspaper reports of the 1939 lecture.

d) A bibliography of works cited or consulted by JRRT during his work on the essay.

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