Tolkien - Voyage en Terre du Milieu


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Tolkien, Journey to Middle-Earth

Catalog published by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for its exhibition of J.R.R Tolkien's work (22 September 2019 - 16 February 2020). 

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Author Collectif
Publisher BnF Éditions / Chritian Bourgeois Editeur
Binding Hardcover
Number of pages 304
Height (cm) 30.5
Width (cm) 23
Thickness (cm) 3.8
Weight (kg) 1.94
Language French
Released date 10-2019
ISBN 9782717728064

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Tolkien, Journey to Middle-Earth

Under the supervision of Vincent Ferré and Frédéric Manfrin.

Catalog of the exhibition presenting the work of J.R.R Tolkien by the BnF.

For the first time in France, many original manuscripts and drawings by J. R. R. Tolkien are on display (22 September 2019  - 16 February 2020). In contact with the BnF's collections, the author's manuscripts, drawings, maps and photographs put in the catalog offer a walk through the imaginary world created by The Lord of the rings' author. 

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In this exhibition, designed as a journey in Middle-earth, the public will enter the imaginary world created by the author of The Lord of the Rings. A writer, philologist and academic, J.R.R. Tolkien has built - through hundred-page stories, mostly unpublished in his lifetime – a modern form of “mythology” with its own languages, characters, geography, architecture, art and history.

As Tolkien was one of the most renowned specialists in medieval literature, his works resonate with medieval manuscripts, engravings, books and objects which are preserved at the BnF. The exhibition will display a dialogue between Tolkien’s stories and pieces from the BnF heritage collections, or from prestigious cultural institutions, giving French and European visitors some clues to enter an imaginary world nurtured by Anglo-Saxon references and traditions.