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Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits [Paperback]

Dimitra Fimi
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Conventions and Abbreviations
Introduction
PART I: HOW IT ALL BEGAN
In the Beginning were the Fairies...
'Fluttering Sprites with Antennae': Victorian and Edwardian Fancies
The Fairies, Faith and Folklore
PART II: IDEAL BEINGS, IDEAL LANGUAGES
The Cat and the Whiskers: Tolkien's Linguistic Creation
'Linguistic Aesthetic': Sounds, Meaning and the Pursuit of Beauty
Ideal Languages and Phonetic Spelling
PART III: FROM MYTH TO HISTORY
The Claim to History
A Hierarchical World
Visualising Middle-earth: Real and Imagined Material Cultures
Epilogue: From Fairies to Hobbits
Appendix: 'And Wither Then?': Stepping into the Road
Bibliography
Index

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