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Douglas A. Anderson

Douglas A. Anderson, a leading American Tolkien scholar, is acknowledged as the worldwide expert on the textual history of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed the textual notes for all Houghton Mifflin editions of these titles for more than a decade. He has been a bookseller, in Ithaca, New York and northwest Indiana. He now lives in southwestern Michigan. He is the editor of The Annotated Hobbit.

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Tales Before Narnia
Edited by Douglas A. Anderson
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-49890-8 (0-345-49890-9)

In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own.

In many... Read more






Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy
Written by Douglas A. Anderson
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | August 2003
$14.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-45855-1 (0-345-45855-9)

Terry Brooks. David Eddings. George R. R. Martin. Robin Hobb. The top names in modern fantasy all acknowledge J. R. R. Tolkien as their role model, the author whose work inspired them to create their own epics. But what writers influenced Tolkien himself? Here, internationally recognized Tolkien expert Douglas A. Anderson... Read more





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