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Anderson, Douglas A. (Douglas Allen) 1959-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 187 publications in 6 languages and 10,545 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Novels  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Epic fiction  Short stories  Comic books, strips, etc  Fantasy fiction, English  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Author, Other, wpr, Annotator
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Douglas A Anderson
 
Most widely held works by Douglas A Anderson
The annotated hobbit : the hobbit, or, There and back again by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel The hobbit has deep roots in European folklore, mythology, and language. As a reader's introduction to Tolkien's Middle-earth, it contains references to the ancient history of this imaginary world which, though rarely explained, contribute greatly to the effect of Tolkien's art. This revised and expanded edition of The annotated hobbit unobtrusively and authoritatively illuminates the novel's antecedents and curiosities. Douglas Anderson has also collected here wonderful illustrations from all over the world. The many new annotations in this edition reflect more than a decade's additional scholarship on the history and evolution of The hobbit, and the annotations and illustrations are newly integrated with the core text in a handsome reader-friendly format. This edition also reproduces the fully corrected text of The hobbit as J.R.R. Tolkien approved it before his death, in 1973. Anderson has compared every page from every major edition of The hobbit with Tolkien's own last checking copy in the restoration work for this definitive edition
The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of The lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After discovering the true nature of the one ring, Bilbo Baggins entrusts it to the care of his young cousin, Frodo, who is charged with bringing about its destruction and thus foiling the plans of the Dark Lord
Tolkien studies( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies by Michael D. C Drout( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales before Tolkien : the roots of modern fantasy by Douglas A Anderson( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-two classic fantasy tales notes their connection to Tolkien's early works and includes such pieces as George MacDonald's "The Golden Key," Andrew Lang's "The Story of Sigurd," and E.A. Wyke-Smith's "Golithos the Ogre."
Tales before Narnia : the roots of modern fantasy and science fiction( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien's genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien's colleague and friend C.S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien's own." "In many ways, Lewis's influence has been even wider than Tolkien's. For in addition to the Narnia series, Lewis wrote groundbreaking works of science fiction, urban fantasy, and religious allegory, and he came to be regarded as among the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century. It will come as no surprise, then, that such a wide-ranging talent drew inspiration from a variety of sources. Here are twenty of the tributaries that fed Lewis's unique talent." "Full of fascinating insights into Lewis's life and fiction, Tales Before Narnia is the kind of book that will be treasured by children and adults alike and passed down lovingly from generation to generation."--Jacket
J.R.R. Tolkien : a descriptive bibliography by Wayne G Hammond( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rebellion of the beasts, or, The ass is dead! Long live the ass!!! by Leigh Hunt( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outraged by their brutal mistreatment at the hands of humankind, the animals rebel all across the land and establish their own government. Provides a blistering satire on the monarchy which was published anonymously in London in 1825. Soon forgotten, this story has been retrieved and attributed to poet and journalist Hunt, who was a contemporary and friend of Shelley and Hazlitt
Tolkien on fairy-stories by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new expanded edition of Tolkien's most famous, and most important essay, which defined his conception of fantasy as a literary form, and which led to the writing of The Lord of the Rings. Accompanied by a critical study of the history and writing of the text. J.R.R. Tolkien's "On Fairy-stories" is his most-studied and most-quoted essay, an exemplary personal statement of his views on the role of imagination in literature, and an intellectual tour de force vital for understanding Tolkien's achievement in the writing of The Lord of the Rings. "On Fairy-stories" comprises about 18,000 words. What is little-known is that when Tolkien expanded the essay in 1943, he wrote many more pages of his views that were originally condensed into or cut from the published version. An estimate is difficult, but these unpublished passages perhaps amount to half again as much writing as the essay itself. These passages contain important elaborations of his views on other writers, and their publication represents a significant addition to Tolkien studies. Included in this new critical study of the work are: * An introductory essay setting the stage for Tolkien's 1939 lecture (the origin of the essay) and placing it within a historical context. * A history of the writing of 'On Fairy-stories', beginning with coverage of the original lecture as delivered, and continuing through to first publication in 1947. * The essay proper as published in corrected form in Tree and Leaf (1964). * Commentary on the allusions in the text, and notes about the revisions Tolkien made to the text as published in Tree and Leaf. * Important material not included in the essay as published, with commentary by the editors. Contained within "On Fairy-stories" are the roots of the tree of tales that bore such glittering fruit in Tolkien's published and unpublished work. Here, at last, Flieger and Anderson reveal through literary archaeology the extraordinary genesis of this seminal work and discuss, in their engaging commentary, how what Tolkien discovered during the writing of the essay would shape his writing for the rest of his life
The hobbit, or, There and back again by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, is talked into helping the dwarves fight an annoying dragon
H.P. Lovecraft's favorite weird tales( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover the roots of modern horror by reading the master's favorite stories, those which inspired, awed, and scared him! This is the only collection in print of stories selected by H. P. Lovecraft himself"--Book jacket
Seekers of dream : masterpieces of fantasy by Douglas A Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy is one of the best-selling genres today, long fueled by the popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien and writers inspired by him. In the wake of Peter Jackson's film versions of The Lord of the Rings, many other classic works of fantasy are being filmed too-those of J.K. Rowling, Phillip Pullman, C.S. Lewis, and Ursula K. Le Guin, to name a few-and the appetite for good classic fantasy has only increased. This anthology is designed to showcase the spectrum of fantasy: light and dark, with masterpieces by famous authors such as L. Frank Baum, Lord Dunsany, H.P. Lovecraft and Bram Stoker. Contemporary writers such as Robert Holdstock, Jonathan Carroll, and Thomas Ligotti will also be represented
The annotated hobbit : the hobbit, or, There and back again by J. R. R Tolkien( )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest and a dramatic climax. At the centre is the unsuspecting hero Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious Hobbit who is suddenly thrust into the biggest, indeed the only adventure of his life ... The radio dramatisation of The hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today
Adrift on the haunted seas : the best short stories of William Hope Hodgson by William Hope Hodgson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo Hobbit, o, La riconquista del Tesoro by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of The lord of the ringsTolkien studiesTolkien studiesTolkien studiesTolkien studiesTales before Tolkien : the roots of modern fantasyTales before Narnia : the roots of modern fantasy and science fictionJ.R.R. Tolkien : a descriptive bibliography
Alternative Names
Anderson, Douglas A.

Anderson, Douglas A. 1959-

Anderson, Douglas Allen

Douglas A. Anderson Amerikaans schrijver

Douglas A. Anderson amerikansk författare

Douglas A. Anderson amerikansk skribent

Douglas A. Anderson écrivain américain

Douglas A. Anderson escritor y editor de literatura fantástica y medieval estadounidense

Douglas A. Anderson US-amerikanischer Autor

Douglas Allen Anderson scrittore e editore britannico

داگلاس ای. اندرسون نویسنده آمریکایی

دوغلاس أندرسون كاتب من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

アンダーソン, ダグラス・A.

ダグラス・A・アンダースン

Languages
English (130)

Spanish (7)

Italian (2)

Polish (2)

Korean (1)

Czech (1)