The Story of the Glittering Plain - Illustrated


Автор: William Morris

Язык: Английский

Издательство: Книга по Требованию

Год: 2013

Дополнительные характеристики

240 стр.

Цена на OZON:

88750 руб.


TOLKIEN'S BOOKSHELF :3: THE STORY OF THE GLITTERING PLAIN - ILLUSTRATED. On May 8, 1891, Kelmscott Press published its first book, 'The Story of the Glittering Plain'. This fantasy novel by the famous 19th century English designer, artist and writer William Morris describes the journey of Hallblithe, a young man on an epic quest to rescue his love. J.R.R. Tolkien was two years old when the second edition was published in 1894, complete with decorated borders and capitals by Morris and richly detailed illustrations by Walter Crane. This is a close copy of that book. William Morris was an enormous influence on Tolkien's literary interests. Tolkien discovered Morris's translations in his teens, and his interest in Morris deepened at Exeter College, Oxford, where Morris had also been an undergraduate. When Tolkien was twenty-two he spoke of 'Morris's romances' in a letter to his sweetheart Edith. In 1960 he was still acknowledging his debt of inspiration to Morris, noting that certain elements in 'The Lord of the Rings' '...owe something to Northern France after the Battle of the Somme. They owe more to William Morris and his Huns and Romans...' Like Morris, the illustrator Walter Crane was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. Crane is considered to be the most prolific and influential children's book creator of his generation. 'The Story of the Glittering Plain' is one of several William Morris works known to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's creation of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.


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