Kindle Spotlight: A Little More Tolkien

Even after buying The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit for the Kindle some of us may want, well, a little more.

So here are two Tolkien-ish related books I recommend (out of the… miasma… out there).

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy by Douglas A. Anderson

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From the compiler of the wonderful The Annotated Hobbit ((Not yet available in Kindle form, but this is one of the big-deal annotated editions with plenty of pictures, drawings, maps, and references. In other words, a Real Book Worth Getting.)) comes a volume of fantasy stories that preceded and even influenced J.R.R. Tolkien.

“The Elves”
by Ludwig Tieck

“The Golden Key”
by George MacDonald

“Puss-cat Mew”
by E.H. Knatchbull-Hugessen

“The Griffin and the Minor Canon”
by Frank R. Stockton

“The Demon Pope”
by Richard Garnett

“The Story of Sigurd”
retold by Andrew Lang

“The Folk of the Mountain Door”
by William Morris

“Black Heart and White Heart: A Zulu Idyll”
by H. Rider Haggard

“The Dragon Tamers”
by E. Nesbit

“The Far Islands”
by John Buchan

“The Drawn Arrow”
by Clemence Housman

“The Enchanted Buffalo”
by L. Frank Baum

“Chu-bu and Sheemish”
by Lord Dunsany

“The Baumoff Explosive”
by William Hope Hodgson

“The Regent of the North”
by Kenneth Morris

“The Coming of the Terror”
by Arthur Machen

“The Elf Trap”
by Francis Stevens

“The Thin Queen of Elfhame”
by James Branch Cabell

“The Woman of the Wood”
by A. Merritt

“Golithos the Ogre”
by E.A. Wyke-Smith

“The Story of Alwina”
by Austin Tappan Wright

“A Christmas Play”
by David Lindsay

The Essential J. R. R. Tolkien Sourcebook: A Fan’s Guide to Middle-Earth and Beyond by George Beahm

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If you’re a total Tolkien modern fan, I think you would sort of love this book to pieces.