J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography
  • Author : Humphrey Carpenter
  • Release Date : 28 April 2011
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9780007381258
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Book excerpt: The original authorised biography, and the only one written by an author who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien.

J  R  R  Tolkien  A Biography

J R R Tolkien A Biography

Author : Humphrey Carpenter
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The original authorised biography, and the only one written by an author who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien....

Who Was J  R  R  Tolkien

Who Was J R R Tolkien

Author : Pam Pollack,Meg Belviso,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Best known for his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien was born in British-occupied South Africa. His early life was full of action and adventure. Tolkien spent his childhood roaming the British countryside with his family and could read and write by age ...

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring

Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
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Frodo Baggins, bearer of the Ring of Power that would enable the evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth, takes on the task of carrying the Ring to Mount Doom to oversee its destruction. A new cover features artwork from the upcoming film adaptation of "The Lord ...

The Real JRR Tolkien

The Real JRR Tolkien

Author : Jesse Xander
Publisher : White Owl
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Real JRR Tolkien: The Man Who Created Middle Earth is a comprehensive biography of the linguist and writer; taking the reader from his formative years of home-schooling, through the spires of Oxford, to his romance with his wife-to-be on the brink of war, and onwards into his phenomenal academic ...

J R R  Tolkien

J R R Tolkien

Author : Tom Shippey
Publisher : HMH
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...

The Nature of Middle earth

The Nature of Middle earth

Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Fiction
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First ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects and perfect for those who have read and enjoyed The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth, and want to learn more about Tolkien’s ...

J  R  R  Tolkien

J R R Tolkien

Author : Michael Coren
Publisher : Macmillan
Genre : Novelists, English
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J.R.R. Tolkien was an orphan, a scholar, a soldier, a professor; and the author of what is considered by many to be the finest book of the 20th Century - The Lord of the Rings. In this carefully researched and engagingly written biography, you'll come to know Tolkien, ...

Tolkien s Worlds

Tolkien s Worlds

Author : John Garth
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Genre : Uncategorized
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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....

J R R  Tolkien Encyclopedia

J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia

Author : Michael D. C. Drout
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Genre : History
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A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and ...

J R R  Tolkien

J R R Tolkien

Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the author's literary work through critical essays that examine such themes as the Middle-Earth concept, mythology, and the relationship between literature and language....

J R R  Tolkien and His Literary Resonances

J R R Tolkien and His Literary Resonances

Author : Sir George Clark, Sir
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although Tolkien's literary works have, over the past few decades, attracted a considerable and varied body of criticism, much of this material is inaccessible, unreflective, and repetitive. Though various scholars have treated Tolkien's sources and his concept of fantasy, this study situates the author in a broad literary context that ...

The Hobbit  Or  There and Back Again

The Hobbit Or There and Back Again

Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre : Fiction
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Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return....

Tolkien

Tolkien

Author : Catherine McIlwaine
Publisher : Bodleian Library
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This richly illustrated book explores the huge creative endeavour behind Tolkien's enduring popularity. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 images of his manuscripts, drawings, maps and letters, the book traces the creative process behind his most famous literary works - 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion' and reproduces ...

The J  R  R  Tolkien Collection

The J R R Tolkien Collection

Author : J R R Tolkien
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...