Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkein

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkein

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by Colin Duriez
     
 

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien is the authoritative collection of the man behind Middle-earth, and his remarkably detailed imaginative world of Hobbits and Elves.
Though undoubtedly an academic, there was much more to J.R.R. Tolkien. He was 'kidnapped' as a baby in South Africa, orphaned, and mentally scarred from the bloody Battle of

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Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien is the authoritative collection of the man behind Middle-earth, and his remarkably detailed imaginative world of Hobbits and Elves.
Though undoubtedly an academic, there was much more to J.R.R. Tolkien. He was 'kidnapped' as a baby in South Africa, orphaned, and mentally scarred from the bloody Battle of the Somme of World War I. and preferred ordinary family life and seaside holidays to his later celebrity. His major book, The Lord of the Rings, one of the most popular and successful stories of our time, was expected by its doubting publisher to make a big loss.
From ordinary places that inspired Tolkien, to imaginary creatures or settings, or from his world of scholarship to the faith that sustained him, wherever you go, you will be certain to find clues and insights that explores all aspects of the incredible Tolkein phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446358344
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Series:
Amazing & Extraordinary
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Colin Duriez writes books, edits and lectures. He has appeared as a commentator on extended version film DVDs of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, BBC’s The Worlds of Fantasy, the bonus DVD for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre’s audio dramatisation of The Screwtape Letters (which has Andy Serkis as Screwtape), and the Sony DVD Ringers about Tolkien fandom and the impact of Tolkien on popular culture. His books include J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. As well as being a long-time member of The Tolkien Society he has had an important role in Festival in the Shire. Colin lives in the Lake District.

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Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkein 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
dreamweaver0115 More than 1 year ago
I would keep this in my library for future reference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago