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This paper analysis Tolkien's literary utopia described in The Book of Lost Tales and centred on Númenor

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It was the first text to analyse this aspect of Tolkien's rich and complex fantasy world

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With this text, we have a glimpse of the richness of Tolkien's intertextual complexity

Professor Maria do Rosario Monteiro
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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This page is a summary of: Númenor: Tolkien's literary Utopia, History of European Ideas, January 1993, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1016/0191-6599(93)90199-z.
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