The Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien

The Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien

Architect of Middle-Earth

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Baker & Taylor
An account of the life and work of the Oxford scholar and fantasist relates his personal experiences to the events, creatures, and themes of his books

Perseus Publishing
"J. R. R. Tolkien is one of the most beloved and enigmatic writers of the twentieth century, yet surprisingly little is known about the personal life of the author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings."

J. R. R. Tolkien is one of the most beloved and enigmatic writers of the twentieth century, yet surprisingly little is known about the personal life of the author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. After a traumatic childhood, Tolkien experienced the bloody trenches of World War I, then lived most of his life as an Oxford scholar in a cloistered academic community. In this fascinating illustrated biography, author Daniel Grotta examines how much of Tolkien's personal experience fired his incredible imagination and led to the creation of Middle-earth and its inhabitants. This edition features full-color illustrations by the Brothers Hildebrandt, whose conceptions of Middle-earth and its denizens have brought Tolkien's life's work to vivid life for legions of fans around the world.


Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, 2000
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780762409563
0762409568
Branch Call Number: 828x TOLKI GROTT
Characteristics: iii, 197 pages, 15 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes: Earlier edition published under title: J.R.R. Tolkien : architect of Middle Earth : a biography
"Retrospective edition"--P. 8

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