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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An Overview of His Life and Career
The Hobbit and Other Works for Children
The Lord of The Rings

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About the author (2003)

Perry C. Bramlett is the author of C. S.Lewis: Life at the Center, Touring C. S. Lewis' Ireland and England and was a contributor to the best-selling C. S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia. He is the founder of C. S. Lewis for the Local Church--Interstate Ministries, a nationwide speaking and teaching ministry. Bramlett is a native of Fairhope AL, and now lives with his wife Joan in Louisville KY.

Joe R. Christopher is professor emeritus at Tarleton State University (Stephenville TX).

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