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Article Title

Tolkien and Spiders

Authors

Bob Mesibov

Artists and Illustrations Included in This Record

First Artist
Peter Poplaski

Second Artist
Deborah Webster

Third Artist
Laura Haglund
Third Illustration
"Fangorn finds something new"

Abstract

Considers both spiders and spider-imagery applied to other characters in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Published prior to Carpenter’s biography, it makes no reference to Tolkien’s childhood encounter with a spider.

Copyright held by Artist

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