Essential Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring
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Essential Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring

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by J. R. R. Tolkien
     
 

J.R.R. Tolkien, in this extraordinary, historically important recording, leads listeners with prose, poems, and songs into the fantastic world of The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring.

This audio is based on a tape that Tolkien made for his friends in August 1952. He had been working on The Lord of the Rings for more than fourteen years

Overview

J.R.R. Tolkien, in this extraordinary, historically important recording, leads listeners with prose, poems, and songs into the fantastic world of The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring.

This audio is based on a tape that Tolkien made for his friends in August 1952. He had been working on The Lord of the Rings for more than fourteen years by then and had almost given up hope of ever seeing it in print. But making this recording reassured him of his talent and prompted him to send his manuscripts to a former pupil who had become a publisher. The result was one of the most popular and influential series of novels of the 20th century!

This recording includes the poem "The Mirror of Galadriel," originally meant for inclusion in Book Two of The Fellowship of the Ring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061376498
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/06/2007
Series:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Edition description:
Abridged, 1 CD, 1 Hour
Sales rank:
704,512
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 3, 1892
Date of Death:
September 2, 1973
Place of Birth:
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
Place of Death:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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Essential Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DarthMaul More than 1 year ago
awesome from begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Salty More than 1 year ago
No Tolkien collection seems complete without this recording. JRR Tolkien has a great voice. I enjoyed every minute of it. This is truely a precious treasure.