ONLINE CLASS: Tolkien’s Three Great Tales (2107) - SOLD OUT

Three Sundays: January 10, 17, 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Price: 
$110 (10% off for members)

*This class is SOLD OUT, if you would like to be placed on a wait list, please email classes@politics-prose.com*

The core of Tolkien’s Silmarillion mythology was what he called the “Three Great Tales”, the romance of Beren and Lúthien, the epic of The Fall of Gondolin, and the tragedy of The Children of Húrin. We’ll devote a two-hour class to each, using editions synthesized by Christopher Tolkien from the overlapping manuscripts and competing versions his father left, looking at how each story began, changed, and developed over time, emerging finally into a published book. Three Sundays: January 10, 17, 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.

Required Texts:

Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor)

The Fall of Gondolin, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor)

The Children of Húrin, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor)

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.

Beren and Lúthien Cover Image
By J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor), Alan Lee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328915337
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mariner Books - March 6th, 2018

The Fall of Gondolin Cover Image
By J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor), Alan Lee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358131458
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mariner Books - September 3rd, 2019

The Children of Húrin Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780547086057
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mariner Books - October 14th, 2008