J. R. R. Tolkien Quote

I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers.


Foreword to The Lord of the Rings, second edition (1966)

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I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much...

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I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much...

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I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much...

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I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much...