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

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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. This indispensable and concise introduction to the career of Tolkien includes: a biographical chapter about the man who was a brilliant Oxford professor and Catholic Christian, loving father and devoted husband and close friend of C. S. Lewis; overviews and discussions of his best-selling popular ...
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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. This indispensable and concise introduction to the career of Tolkien includes: a biographical chapter about the man who was a brilliant Oxford professor and Catholic Christian, loving father and devoted husband and close friend of C. S. Lewis; overviews and discussions of his best-selling popular works such as the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, his often overlooked academic works and his children's books such as Roverandom and Mr. Bliss; a detailed chronology of the important events and times of his life and career; an extensive listing of his works, both published and unpublished; and a resource bibliography of the best works about him.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780865548510
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Tolkien: An Overview of His Life and Career 1
2 The Hobbit and Other Works for Children 26
3 The Lord of The Rings 56
4 The Silmarillion 76
5 Poetry 88
6 Works of Scholarship 104
7 Other Lectures, Stories, Art, Letters 134
8 Unfinished Tales and The History of Middle-Earth 153
9 The Impact of Tolkien's Writings - A Personal Reflection 182
App. 1 Chronology 191
App. 2 Published Works 199
App. 3 Resource Bibliography 213
App. 4 Journals, Newsletters, Societies, and Archives 229
App. 5 Tolkien on the Internet 234
App. 6 A Listing of Recordings by and about Tolkien and His Works 236
Index 247
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