The Monsters and the Critics, and Other Essays

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The Monsters and the Critics, and Other Essays
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First edition
EditorChristopher Tolkien
AuthorJ. R. R. Tolkien
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SubjectAnglo-Saxon mythology
Old English poetry
Philology
Welsh language
Conlanging
Mythology
GenreLiterature, Essays
PublisherGeorge Allen & Unwin, Houghton Mifflin
Publication date
1983
ISBN978-0261102637
OCLC9945117
820/.9 19
LC ClassPE27 .T65 1983
Preceded byFinn and Hengest 
Followed byThe Book of Lost Tales 

The Monsters and the Critics, and Other Essays is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkien's scholarly linguistic essays edited by his son Christopher and published posthumously in 1983.

All of them were initially delivered as lectures to academics, with the exception of "On Translating Beowulf", which Christopher Tolkien notes in his foreword is not addressed to an academic audience.

Essays[edit]

The essays are:

Versions[edit]

  • The Monsters and the Critics, and Other Essays (1983). J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien. George Allen and Unwin. ISBN 0-04-809019-0
--- (1984) Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-35635-0
--- (1997) HarperCollins. ISBN 0-261-10263-X