Tolkien: A Biography

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Houghton Mifflin, 1977 - Anglicists - 286 pages
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Carefully traces Tolkien's life, revealing surprising links between his own experience and his written works, especially The Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion

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Tolkien (The book but apparently also the man himself) is slow-developing but interesting. If you're a fan of Hobbits and looking for more background information (in light of the movie?) then I would ... Read full review



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Humphrey Carpenter, the author of THE BRIDESHEAD GENERATION and THE INKLINGS, among other books, was given unrestricted access to all of Tolkien's papers for his biography of Tolkien, J.R.R. TOLKIEN: A BIOGRAPHY.

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