I Am in Fact a Hobbit: An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien

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Mercer University Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 254 pages
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

Tolkien An Overview of His Life and Career
1
The Hobbit and Other Works for Children
26
The Lord of The Rings
56
The Silmarillion
76
Poetry
88
Works of Scholarship
104
Other Lectures Stories Art Letters
134
Unfinished Tales and The History of MiddleEarth
153
Chronology
191
Published Works
199
Resource Bibliography
213
Journals Newsletters Societies and Archives
229
Tolkien on the Internet
234
A Listing of Recordings by and about Tolkien and His Works
236
Index
247
Copyright

The Impact of Tolkiens Writing A Personal Reflection
182

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