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Tolkien: A Biography
The fascinating story of how the man who created “

 
Our Price: $17.00
By Michael White (au)
Year: 2004
Pages: 292
Binding Paperback
ISBN 0-349-11620-2

Product Code: 1422351378

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The fascinating story of how the man who created “The Hobbit” became one of the giants of modern literature. In this informed & entertaining account, renowned biographer Michael White looks back over the little-known life of this most treasured of writers. In absorbing & revealing detail, he describes Tolkien’s life from his childhood years & the tragic early death of his parents; his burgeoning romance with Edith Brett; his many years as an Oxford academic; his friendship with C.S. Lewis & the founding of ‘The Inklings’ group; how the inspiration for the Hobbit came while marking an exam paper; & why “The Lord of the Rings” became the must-read of the late sixties counter-culture, & is now a major film phenomenon. Black & white photos.

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