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Source Material:

The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien; Harper Collins 1995

The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien; Harper Collins One Volume Edition 1994

The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien; Harper Collins 1994

The Tolkien Companion, J.E.A. Tyler; Pan Books 1977

Dictionary of Literary Biography; Vol. 15.2, Pp. 520-30

Contemporary Authors; Vol. 36, Pp. 415-20

Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Tad Williams:

The Dragonbone Chair; Legend Books 1990
The Stone of Farewell; Legend Books 1991
Siege: To Green Angel Tower I; Legend Books 1994
Storm: To Green Angel Tower II; Legend Books 1994

Otherland, Tad Williams; Legend Books 1996

The Rime of the Ancient Trilogist, Tad Williams

Rite, Tad Williams

The Man Himself, by Tad Williams:

Tad Speaks, by Tad Williams:

The Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Interactive Thesis, by Joshua Milligan:

A comparative Analysis of Osten Ard and Europe, by Lars Henneman:

The Official Tad Williams FAQ, version 1.0, by Anthony Gibbs:

Just a question, e-Mail interwiew with Tad Williams, conducted by Simon Bailey, 29th November, 1997

Heroes in Fiction and Real Life, by Holly J. Bailey

English 4th, Yoe High School, Cameron, TX, USA; January 1998

The Penguin English Dictionary; Penguin Books 1973

Tolkien picture scanned from the dust-jacket of the Silmarillion.

Tad Williams picture scanned from the rear cover of Otherland.

And also many, many thanks to all those people with whom I discussed this subject, and who did not lynch me for my thoughts; but especially to my mother, Carole, who diligently gave me a hand in editing this paper.

Many thanks to Guthwulf for publishing this monster paper, which I thought would end up at about 10 to 15 pages at the most. When I handed it in, it was a full 40 A4 pages long - whoops! I underestimated Tad, Tolkien and myself. I apologise!

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