On Mar 23, 2009, at 9:08 AM, David Emerson wrote:
> I recall a book by Giddings & Holland wherein the authors found
> parallels (which they interpreted as influences) between LOTR and
> "Lorna Doone". Influences from "King Solomon's Mines" and "The 39
> Steps" I can see, but "Lorna Doone" is stretching it too far.
> (When the authors insisted that the map of Middle-earth was based
> on Palestine rather than north-eastern Europe, that's when I flung
> the book against the wall.)
Believe it or not, Holland actually restrained Giddings from putting
in some things he wanted to that were further out there than
'Galadriel living in Galatia'.
Let us all be grateful for small favors.