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Tolkien Studies 2.1 (2005) 317-322

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Bibliography (in English) for 2003

Compiled by Michael D.C. Drout with Melissa Smith-MacDonald

Primary Sources

Tolkien, J. R. R. Early Quenya & Valmaric: Early Quenya Fragments, edited by Patrick Wynne and Christopher Gilson; Early Quenya Grammar, edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden; and The Valmaric Script, edited by Arden R. Smith. Cupertino, California: [Parma Eldalamberon], 2003. Parma Eldalamberon no. 14.

[Tolkien, J. R. R.] "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies—Part One," by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne. Vinyar Tengwar, no. 45 (November 2003): 3-38.


Baehr, Ted, and Tom Snyder. Frodo & Harry: Understanding Visual Media and Its Impact on Our Lives. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2003.

Bassham, Gregory and Eric Bronson, eds. The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All. Chicago: Open Court, 2003.

Bates, Brian. The Real Middle-earth: Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J. R. R. Tolkien, and The Lord of the Rings. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Birzer, Bradley J. J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2003.

Bramlett, Perry C. I am in Fact a Hobbit: An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2003.

Carter, Lin. Tolkien: A Look behind The Lord of the Rings. London: Gollancz, 2003. [Revised and updated by Adam Roberts.]

Challis, Erica, ed. The People's Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Press, 2003.

Chance, Jane, ed. Tolkien The Medievalist. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Colebatch, Hal G. P. Return of the Heroes: The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Social Conflict. Christchurch, New Zealand: Cybereditions, 2003. [Second Edition.] [End Page 317]

Dalton, Russell W. Faith Journey Through Fantasy Lands: A Christian Dialogue with Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The Lord of the Rings. Minneapolis: Augsburg Books, 2003.

Dickerson, Matthew T. Following Gandalf : Epic Battles and Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2003.

Duriez, Colin. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship. Mahwah, NJ: HiddenSpring, 2003.

Garth, John. Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth. London: HarperCollins, 2003. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Harvey, Greg. The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2003.

Honegger, Thomas,ed. Tolkien in Translation. Zurich: Walking Tree Publishers, 2003.

Hooker, Mark T. Tolkien Through Russian Eyes. Zurich: Walking Tree Publishers, 2003.

Lynch, Doris. J. R. R. Tolkien: Creator of Languages and Legends. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2003. [Illustrated juvenile biography.]

Martinez, Michael. Understanding Middle-earth: Essays on Tolkien's Middle-earth. Poughkeepsie, NY: ViviSphere, 2003.

Perry, Michael W. Untangling Tolkien: A Chronology and Commentary for The Lord of the Rings. Seattle: Inklings Books, 2003.

Petty, Anne C. Tolkien in the Land of Heroes. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Press,2003.

Roberts, A. R R. R. [Adam Roberts]. The Soddit. London: Gollancz, 2003. [Parody.]

Rosebury, Brian. Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Shelton, Mahmoud. Alchemy in Middle-earth: The Significance of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. N.p.: Temple of Justice Books, 2003.

Shippey, Tom. The Road to Middle-earth: Revised and Expanded Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. [Third edition.]

Simpson, Paul, Helen Rodiss, and Michaela Bushell. The Rough Guide to The Lord of the Rings. London: Rough Guides, 2003.

Wood, Ralph C. The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003. [End Page 318]

Articles and Book Chapters

Algeo, John. "The Buddha and Tolkien: A discussion of the Four Noble Truths in fairy stories." English Today: The International Review of the English Language 19(3 (75)) (2003): 59-61, 64.

Anderson, Douglas A. "'An industrious little devil': E. V. Gordon as Friend and Collaborator with Tolkien." In Chance, ed. 15-25.

Agøy, Nils Ivar. "A Question of Style: On Translating The Silmarillion into Norwegian." In Honneger, ed. 31-43.