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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Apr 6 2007, 5:01pm

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This is in reply to a question by Ainu Laire about the book "The Ring of the Niblung" illustrated by Arthur Rackham. I answered, but I thought it might get lost in the excitement of Fiesta. She wanted to know if the text was available online. I did a search, and not only the text but some of the illustrations are included here:

Ring of the Niblung

This was the book that CS Lewis describes in his autobiography. He wanted it desperately as a boy, and had to save his money to get it. I checked it out of the library when I was a kid, and loved it, but it disappeared out the library and wasn't replaced. For two decades I searched in used book stores, and then through the miracle of the Internet found a copy through Bibliofind. The copy I got was $50 and slightly mildewed, but I put it out in the sunshine and salavaged it. It's one of my book treasures. I'm thrilled that it's online now for everyone to enjoy.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 6 2007, 5:28pm

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You might enjoy these sites as well: [In reply to] Can't Post

Classics Illustrated

I ran across while looking for illustrations from The Princess and the Goblins.

I also ran across this one during an illustration search

Project Gutenberg




There's also a children's book based on the Volsunga, I found in the library.
The Curse of the Ring
by Michael Harrison
illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Oxford University Press, 1987
I wrote a synopsis of that book during a study of the Sil I was in and reposted it here.

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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Apr 6 2007, 7:18pm

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I knew about Project Gutenberg, but not Classics Illustrated.

Your analysis of the Volsung Saga raised several points I'd noticed too. When I first read about Turin it was with a definite sense of deja vu. In the opera, the dwarf's name is Mime, very similar to Mim. And of course there's the sword reforged, and the ring, and the unwitting incest... Great essay!


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Classics Illustrated

I ran across while looking for illustrations from The Princess and the Goblins.

I also ran across this one during an illustration search

Project Gutenberg




There's also a children's book based on the Volsunga, I found in the library.
The Curse of the Ring
by Michael Harrison
illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Oxford University Press, 1987
I wrote a synopsis of that book during a study of the Sil I was in and reposted it here.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
and some other stuff I wrote...
leleni at hotmail dot com

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drogo
Lorien


Apr 6 2007, 8:29pm

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I am a big Wagner fanatic, and love Rackham's illustrations!


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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Apr 6 2007, 9:02pm

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D'eaux! I just realized this is only half the book. [In reply to] Can't Post

Bummer. I'll keep googling. It's nice to have this much, though.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
and some other stuff I wrote...
leleni at hotmail dot com

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Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Apr 7 2007, 10:10pm

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Arthur Rackham [In reply to] Can't Post

Arthur Rackham

Had the chance to collect these during the current art discussion series on RR

Arthur Rackham - bpib.com

The Art of Arthur Rackham Fairy Art

Arthur Rackham: English Illustration artist, born 1867 - died 1939 Art Renewal Center

Arthur Rackham Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color - Private Press

Arthur Rackham Wikipedia

FYI to all of you . . . you might want to read this lovely poem by Aunt Dora Baggins on RR

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