J R R Tolkien

J R R Tolkien

J R R Tolkien

The authorized biography of the creator of Middle-earth. In the decades since his death in September 1973, millions have read THE HOBBIT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and THE SILMARILLION and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books. Born in South Africa in January 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orphaned in childhood and brought up in near-poverty. He served in the first World War, surviving the Battle of the Somme, where he lost many of the closest friends he'd ever had. After the war he returned to the academic life, achieving high repute as a scholar and university teacher, eventually becoming Merton Professor of English at Oxford where he was a close friend of C.S. Lewis and the other writers known as The Inklings. Then suddenly his life changed dramatically. One day while grading essay papers he found himself writing 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit' -- and worldwide renown awaited him. Humphrey Carpenter was given unrestricted access to all Tolkien's papers, and interviewed his friends and family. From these sources he follows the long and painful process of creation that produced THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION and offers a wealth of information about the life and work of the twentieth century's most cherished author.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Humphrey Carpenter
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2014-03-04
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780547524429


Tolkien S Worlds

Tolkien S Worlds

An expertly written investigation of the places that shaped the work of one of the world's best loved authors, exploring the relationship between worlds real and fantastical.

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Author : John Garth
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Release : 2020-05
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780711241275


The Fellowship Of The Ring

The Fellowship Of The Ring

After discovering the true nature of the One Ring, Bilbo Baggins entrusts it to the care of his young cousin, Frodo, who is charged with bringing about its destruction and thus foiling the plans of the Dark Lord.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2003-09
Total Pages : 398 Pages
ISBN : 0618346252


J R R Tolkien

J R R Tolkien

The definitive Tolkien companion—an indispensable guide to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and more, from the author of The Road to Middle-earth. This “highly erudite celebration and exploration of Tolkien’s works [is] enormous fun,” declared the Houston Chronicle, and Tom Shippey, a prominent medievalist and scholar of fantasy, “deepens your understanding” without “making you forget your initial, purely instinctive response to Middle-earth and hobbits.” In a clear and accessible style, Shippey offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy, and to the importance of language in literature. He breaks down The Lord of the Rings as a linguistic feast for the senses and as a response to the human instinct for myth. Elsewhere, he examines The Hobbit’s counterintuitive relationship to the heroic world of Middle-earth; demonstrates the significance of The Silmarillion to Tolkien’s canon; and takes an illuminating look at lesser-known works in connection with Tolkien’s life. Furthermore, he ties all these strands together in a continuing tradition that traces its roots back through Grimms’ Fairy Tales to Beowulf. “Shippey’s commentary is the best so far in elucidating Tolkien’s lovely myth,” wrote Harper’s Magazine. J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century is “a triumph” (Chicago Sun-Times) that not only gives readers a deeper understanding of Tolkien and his work, but also serves as an entertaining introduction to some of the most influential novels ever written.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Tom Shippey
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2014-02-21
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780547524436


J R R Tolkien

J R R Tolkien

A collection of more than two-hundred reproductions of Tolkien's drawings, sketches, and paintings explores his career as an artist.

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Genre : Art
Author : Wayne G. Hammond
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 207 Pages
ISBN : 0618083618


The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion

Tales and legends chronicling the world's beginnings and the happenings of the First Age set the stage for Tolkien's other classic works and focus on the theft of the Elves' jewels by Morgoth, first dark Lord of Middle-earth. Reissue.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : J. R. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher : Random House LLC
Release : 1979
Total Pages : 458 Pages
ISBN : 9780345325815


Who Was J R R Tolkien

Who Was J R R Tolkien

An introduction to the life and career of the "Father of High Fantasy."

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Pam Pollack
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780448483023


The Fellowship Of The Ring

The Fellowship Of The Ring

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times

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Genre : Fiction
Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012-02-15
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780547952017


The J R R Tolkien Collection

The J R R Tolkien Collection

This lavish gift box of Tolkien's seminal works comprises five deluxe slipcased editions - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. With an individual retail value of GBP340, this quintet represents a saving of GBP90, and only 100 sets have been made.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : J R R Tolkien
Publisher :
Release : 2012-08-01
Total Pages : 2704 Pages
ISBN : 0007488203


The Letters Of J R R Tolkien

The Letters Of J R R Tolkien

This collection will entertain all who appreciate the art of masterful letter writing. The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world: Middle-earth. Featuring a radically expanded index, this volume provides a valuable research tool for all fans wishing to trace the evolution of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2014-02-21
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9780544363793