By Douglas A. Anderson
From the Editor's creation: this is often the 5th factor of Tolkien reviews, a refereed magazine devoted to the scholarly examine of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien reports is the 1st educational magazine completely dedicated to Tolkien. As editors, our objective is to post very good scholarship on Tolkien in addition to to assemble invaluable study info, stories, notes, files and bibliographical fabric. during this factor we're happy to re-publish goods by means of Tolkien: "Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale", a paper initially learn on the sixteen may perhaps 1931 assembly in Oxford of the Philological Society and hence released within the Transactions of the Philological Society for 1934; and the textual content of the infrequent pamphlet model of The Reeve's story ready via Tolkien for the Oxford "Summer Diversions" of 1939. For the previous, Christopher Tolkien has kindly made to be had to us the marginal notes and corrections written by way of his father into his personal copies of the unique ebook.