New Tolkien book now available!

That’s right folks.

Today the much-anticipated new book by Tolkien is now available πŸ˜€

Beowulf cover by JRR Tolkien

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary contains the Professor’s own translation of the Anglo Saxon epic poem, and includes essays to accompany the work.

But that’s not all, for we also get a fascinating short story written by Tolkien himself, entitled Sellic Spell.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to get my hands on a copy and start reading. The book has been dispatched to me and I’m hoping to receive it within the next day or two.

Naturally, expect a review of the contents and the book itself, once it arrives.

In the meantime, in my next post I’ll be writing about (yet another) intriguing bit of Middle-earth mystery … something involving a creature that outmatched a Valar … hmmm – that is, of course, unless my copy of Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary arrives before that πŸ™‚

Stay tuned!


15 thoughts on “New Tolkien book now available!

      1. Ah yes! I have to say though that I like the FoA cover, but I wholeheartedly agree about the royal/purple connection …

  1. It’s over 400 pages, well-printed, nicely bound (hardback only, of course), and an absolute “must” for any self-respecting Tolkiendil (a term the French seem fond of). The heart of the book is “Beowulf” in Old English & in Tolkien’s translation, with his commentary.

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