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The Marvellous Land of Snergs

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Published by Harper & Brothers in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

This is probably the first edition of this title printed in America. The true First American edition was published in 1927 by Harper & Brothers but was made up of sheets of the First English edition with a cancel (replacement) title page. The book is bound in orange cloth with black stamping. The front cover has a smaller simplified version of the jacket illustration stamped in the center.

StatementE. A. Wyke Smith
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationviii, 220 pp. with color frontispiece
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25199740M

By Katelyn Kruse Bradley University Student. It is no secret that J.R.R. Tolkien read The Marvellous Land of Snergs to his children and was influenced by the story and writing style presented by Edward Wyke-Smith. In a letter to W. H. Auden, Tolkien writes that the book was, “probably an unconscious source-book for the Hobbits” (Anderson, The Annotated Hobbit. 7).   Read "The Marvellous Land of Snergs" by E. A. Wyke-Smith available from Rakuten Kobo. Located somewhere in "a world apart," just beyond the reach of current navigational tools, lies the land of the Snergs, 5/5.

The Marvellous Land of Snergs by E. A. Wyke-Smith, , Harper & Brothers edition, Hardcover in EnglishPages: Tell us about your grandfather's book, and your own connections with it. My grandfather’s book, The Marvellous Land of Snergs, was published by Ernest Benn in September of , and was the eighth and last one he wrote before his death in It tells the story of two small children, Joe and Sylvia, who have been rescued from their different but equally awful lives by a Miss Watkyns who.

The Marvellous Land of Snergs / Wyke-Smith, E a / ISBN X (1 copy separate) The Marvellous Land of Snergs / Wyke-Smith, E.A. / ISBN (1 copy separate) The Marvellous Land of Snergs / Wyke-Smith, E. A. / Manual Entry (1 copy separate) The Marvellous Land of Snergs / Wyke-Smith, E A / ISBN (1 copy separate)/5(3). TURGON'S BOOKSHELF: There and Back Again, with Gorbo the Snerg. In Humphrey Carpenter’s biography of Tolkien, he cites an almost unknown children’s book as an influence on The book is The Marvellous Land of Snergs, by E.A. Wyke-Smith, and it originally appeared in , some scant few years before Tolkien began writing The Hobbit.


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The Marvellous Land of Snergs is set on a fictional island somewhere on Earth, but difficult to reach, and inhabited by the Snergs, a race of little and kind people.

Unfortunately, the ogre Golithos, and the wicked witch Mother Meldrum also live there, as well as wild animals, dragons, ghouls and unicorns/5(20). Like "The Hobbit," "The Marvellous Land of the Snergs" is equal parts still humor high adventure. It seems likely to me that Wyke-Smith's drew some of his ideas from /5(24).

Tolkien said, "I should like to record my own love and my children's love of E. Wyke-Smith's "Marvellous Land of Snergs", at any rate of the snerg-element of that tale, and of Gorbo the gem of dunderheads, jewel of a companion in an escapade.". The Snergs share some very key traits with hobbits: they are small 4/5.

The Marvellous Land of Snergs is widely recognized as an influence on Tolkien’s own fantasy classic, The Hobbit. Edward Wyke-Smith wrote his first book, Bill of the Bustingforths, at his children’s request, in addition to other titles for both children and adults.

He died in /5(1). Joe and Sylvia find not only the Snerg Gorbo, but also kings, knights, ogres, and an evil witch intent on capturing them.

A favourite bedtime tale of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Marvellous Land of Snergs is a magical story reminiscent of the world that used to be, and a must-read /5(20). Tolkien cited "The Marvellous Land of Snergs" as a delightful children's book and many claim it influenced his writing of the Hobbit.

Snergs is a fun book, but, unlike The Hobbit, it is definitively a book for kids. The main protagonists are two runaway kids, Sylvia and Joe, who find a bumbling Snerg named Gorbo. Snergs as Hobbits. A Review of The Marvelous Land of Snergs. Authored by Edward A.

Wyke-Smith () with illustrations by George Morrow. A new facsimile edition containing an Introduction by Douglas A. Anderson, published by Old Earth Books, P.O. BoxBaltimore MD   The Marvellous Land of Snergs () Posted on July 7, Author mlwilson No Comments on The Marvellous Land of Snergs () The S.R.S.C.

(Society for the Removal of Superfluous Children) has established a colony for children unwanted by their parents, at Watkyns Bay which cannot be reached from the ordinary world unless you know how. Buy The Marvellous Land of Snergs by E. Wyke-Smith (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Editions for The Marvellous Land of Snergs: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Paperback), (Paperb. The Marvellous Land of Snergs. by E. Wyke-Smith It was a book beloved by Tolkien and his children. Now, for the first time in nearly 70 years, this magical book is.

Get this from a library. The marvellous land of Snergs. [E A Wyke-Smith; Nina Wyke-Smith; Douglas A Anderson; George Morrow] -- Once upon a time there was a marvellous land of Snergs. Miss Watkyns, a teacher who loved children, lived there.

Just over the river lived Golithos, a not so friendly giant, who also loved children. The Marvellous Land of Snergs is a children's fantasy novel by E. Wyke-Smith, first published in with illustrations by George Morrow. The work was an inspiration source for J.R.R.

Tolkien's The Hobbit. InDouglas A. Anderson brought back the novel in print (Old Earth Books; ISBN ; paperback), and contributed to the republication with a critical introduction and.

Get this from a library. The marvellous land of Snergs. [E A Wyke-Smith; George Morrow] -- Human children Joe and Sylvia have magical adventures in the land of the Snergs, a race of people only slightly taller than the average table. This beguiling tale has everything: runaway orphans, kings, knights, an evil witch, and a lovable, table-high Snerg named Gorbo who leads children from one fantastic adventure to another.

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The Marvellous Land of Snergs. By: Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature.This beguiling tale has everything: runaway orphans, kings, knights, an evil witch, and a lovable, table-high Snerg named Gorbo who leads children from one fantastic adventure to another.

Tolkien called this forgotten classic a "sourcebook" for Th.A marvelous summer treat, “The Marvellous Land of Snergs” goes mysteriously in and out of print, but the best modern edition, from Old Earth Books, features an excellent introduction by.