Tolkien: a biography

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Houghton Mifflin, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 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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I highly recommend it for any fan of Tolkien. I read it simultaneously with a re-read of Lord of the Rings, which I would also highly recommend doing. Carpenter gives great insight into Tolkien's ... Read full review

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About the author (1977)

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.