J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth

J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth

by Daniel Grotta, Brothers Hildebrandt Brothers Hildebrandt, The
     
 

J. R. R. Tolkien is one of the most beloved and enigmatic writers of the twentieth century, yet surprisingly little is known about the personal life of the author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. After a traumatic childhood, Tolkien experienced the bloody trenches of World War I, then lived most of his life as an Oxford scholar in a cloistered

Overview

J. R. R. Tolkien is one of the most beloved and enigmatic writers of the twentieth century, yet surprisingly little is known about the personal life of the author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. After a traumatic childhood, Tolkien experienced the bloody trenches of World War I, then lived most of his life as an Oxford scholar in a cloistered academic community. In this fascinating illustrated biography, author Daniel Grotta examines how much of Tolkien's personal experience fired his incredible imagination and led to the creation of Middle-earth and its inhabitants. This edition features full-color illustrations by the Brothers Hildebrandt, whose conceptions of Middle-earth and its denizens have brought Tolkien's life's work to vivid life for legions of fans around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762409563
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Grotta is a journalist and critic living in Pennsylvania.

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