Tolkien and the Sea

Tolkien and the Sea


Edited by Richard Crawshaw and Shaun Gunner.

The proceedings of The Tolkien Society Seminar 1996.

Published under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund, seventh in the series.


Product Description

In many stories, myths and legends, the sea can be a beautiful and peaceful expanse of water, a dangerous and ferocious obstacle to be overcome, or a threat waiting to be unleashed. In Tolkien’s works this is no exception.

This book explores the theme of the sea in Tolkien’s works, and understanding what Tolkien was trying to achieve in his writings, and perhaps what was motivating him to do so. This diverse collection of five article will encourage readers to reflect on their own understanding of how Tolkien makes use of the sea.

First published in 1999, this book is published under the auspices of the Tolkien Society’s Peter Roe Memorial Fund, and features a collection of five papers delivered at the George Hotel in Colchester, on the 15th June 1996.


The Great Wave and Other Dreams in The Lord of the Rings
Patricia Reynolds

Seas and Shores: A Study of Cataclysm in Middle-earth
Alex Lewis

Searching for an Earthly Paradise: Some Common Images in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
Maria B. Kuteeva

he Sea-Bell: A Voyage of Exploration
Christine Davidson

Tolkien-on-Sea: The View from the Shores of Middle-earth
John Ellison

Additional Details

Publication Date: 15 May 2021
Publisher: Luna Press Publishing
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm
ISBN-13: 978-1-913387-55-6
Page Numbers: 112