ONLINE CLASS: Tales From the Perilous Realm: How Tolkien Found His Voice (21108)

Four Sundays: November 14, 21, (skip 28); and December 5, 12, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET

$120.00 (10% off for members)

Tolkien’s Tales From the Perilous RealmSmith of Wootton MajorLeaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of HamRoverandom  and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil—seem at first glance just playful Middle-earth spinoffs. Look again. Each has a hidden punch that will delight or dismay or bewitch the reader. Or all three. Over four hour and a half classes we’ll explore each work in depth, inquiring what they meant to their author and how they fit his vision of the Perilous Realm.

Four Sundays: November 14, 21, (skip 28); and December 5, 12, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET

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Tales From the Perilous Realm, by J.R.R. Tolkien (9780358652960)

Verlyn Flieger is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at the University of Maryland, where for 36 years she taught courses in Tolkien, Medieval Literature, and Comparative Mythology. She is the author of five critical books on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, Splintered Light, A Question of Time, Interrupted Music, Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien, and There Would Always Be A Fairy Tale: More Essays on Tolkien. She edited the Extended edition of Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major. With Carl Hostetter she edited Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth, and with Douglas A. Anderson she edited the Expanded Edition of Tolkien On Fairy-Stories. With Michael Drout and David Bratman she is a co-editor of the yearly journal Tolkien Studies. She has also published two fantasy novels, Pig Tale and The Inn at Corbies’ Caww, an Arthurian novella, Avilion, and the short stories "Green Hill Country" and "Igraine at Tintagel."

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Tales from the Perilous Realm Cover Image
By Alan Lee (Illustrator), J.R.R. Tolkien
ISBN: 9780358652960
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Published: Mariner Books - June 1st, 2021