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Tolkien: Author of the Century

J.R.R. Tolkien:†Author of the Century

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Author: Tom Shippey
Hardcover,†3841pp.
Houghton Mifflin
March 2001
ISBN: 061812764X
This book is a comprehensive companion for works of much celebrated author J.R.R. Tolkien. Written by well-known authority on Tolkien, Tom Shippey, J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century looks at The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Through in-depth chapters Shippey explores Tolkien's views of good and evil, and examines his work in relation to major political debates of 20th century. Clearly written, this book hopes to give readers a more thorough understanding of this great writerís work. As an ideal introductory companion, this guide sheds light on the most successful fantasy writers ever.

 

Tolkien: Author of the Century J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century
Author: Tom Shippey
Paperback
Harper-Collins Canada Ltd
November 2000
Dimensions: 320 Pages, 13.5 x 21.6 cm
ISBN: 0261104004

Tolkien: Author of the Century J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century
Author: Tom Shippey
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Tolkien Critical Lives

J. R. R. Tolkien, Critical Lives

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Author: Michael White, Foreword by Laura Anne Gilman
Paperback, 317pp.
Macmillan Publishing USA
January 2002
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was 62 years old when he wrote a trilogy of books entitled Lord of the Rings. These three books were set in a pre-historical era in an invented version of a world, which he called Middle-Earth, a world inhabited by wizards, elves, dwarves, Balrogs, trolls, goblins, and some mystical creatures he called Hobbits. Since then, Lord of the Rings has sold millions upon millions of copies and has been translated into virtually ever language on our planet. Tolkien's work has also inspired several generations of science fiction and fantasy writers, and has attained a cult status that far exceeds anything witnessed in this or any other century. Its influence is clearly evident in many areas of today's popular culture, most notably those hugely successful STAR WARS movies. This book will be a comprehensive overview of Tolkien's life and work, from his poverty-stricken childhood to his astonishing success as a novelist.

 

Tolkien Critical Lives J. R. R. Tolkien, Critical Lives
By: Michael White Foreword by Laura Anne Gilman
Reprint
ISBN: 0028642856
Published: December 2001
Published by Alpha Books


Myth Maker J.R.R. Tolkien

Myth Maker: J.R.R. Tolkien

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Author: Anne Neimark
Illustrator: Brad Weinman
Hardcover, 1st ed., 118pp.
Harcourt
September 1996
Recommend Age Range: 9 to 12
ISBN: 0152988475
A philologist of world renown, a professor at Oxford, and author of academic treatises, J. R. R. Tolkien was far more than a fantasy book writer. His lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales. His broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds and entire races of beings, as well as languages, cultures, and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were fifty years ago. This clear and thoroughly researched biography of creator of The Hobbit is accompanied by magical illustrations that recall the mystery of Tolkienís imaginary worlds

 

Myth Maker J.R.R. Tolkien Myth Maker: J.R.R. Tolkien
Paperback, 128pp.
ISBN: 0688157416
Morrow, William & Co
April 1998


Master of Middle-Earth

Master of Middle-Earth: The Achievement of J.R.R. Tolkien

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Author: Paul Kocher
Pimlico
Paperback, 224 pages
November 7, 2002
ISBN: 0712636978
ISBN-13: 978-0712636971
'A splendid commentary, which will delight and fascinate all admirers of Tolkien', Sunday Telegraph .'The book impels the reader to return and re-read Tolkien with a new insight', Library Journal .'A winner. The book impels the reader to return and re-read Tolkien with a new insight.', Library Journal .'A valuable guide to the enjoyment of the eminent British author's writings.'

 

Master of Middle-Earth Master of Middle-Earth: The Achievement of J.R.R. Tolkien
Author: Paul Kocher
Hardcover
Thames and Hudson
1973
1st UK Edition

Master of Middle-Earth Master of Middle-Earth: The Achievement of J.R.R. Tolkien
Author: Paul Kocher
Paperback
1972


Understanding Tolkien and Lord of the Rings

Understanding Tolkien and Lord of the Rings

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Author: William Ready
Soft cover
First Paperback Library
1969

 

Understanding Tolkien and Lord of the Rings Understanding Tolkien and Lord of the Rings
Author: William Ready
Soft cover


Biography of J. R. R. Tolkien, Architect of Middle-Earth

Biography of J. R. R. Tolkien, Architect of Middle-Earth

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Author: Daniel Grotta-Kurska
Hardcover
Grosset and Dunlap
1978
Reprinted with Cover shown on Right photo by Warner Books: 1989

 

Biography of J. R. R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth
By: Daniel Grotta-Kurska
Hardcover, 224pp.
Running Press Book Publishers
May 1992
REVISED

Biography of J. R. R. Tolkien, Architect of Middle-Earth J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth
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Biography of J. R. R. Tolkien, Architect of Middle-Earth Biography of J. R. R. Tolkien, Architect of Middle-Earth
Author: Daniel Grotta-Kurska
(Left) Library Binding, 197pp.
Running Press Book Publishers
February 1978
ISBN: 0894710346
Revised Edition