J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King). After his death, his son Christopher Tolkien published books based on Tolkien's notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.
Each painting is accompanied by a page of text drawn from the work that inspired it, describing the scene the artist has chosen to illustrate.
Meet the Author
- 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
- B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919
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Tolkien's World based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Oh my gosh, it was soooo good. The artwork was amazing. I have owned this book for 4 years and still love it. i am a total Tolkien fan and have been since about 4th grade when I first read them.
I'm so amazed by this book that I am speechless. It is so beautiful that I am speechless. It is so amazing how a man can create such a wonderful and epic world. J.R.R. Tolkien was the most brilliant man of our time and always will be (sorry if there's any speeling mistakes :-/)
I think 'ethereal' is the word i would give to Tolkien's works. I have been reading his autobiography (i am working my way through lotr trilogy for ,i think, the third time and the 'Silmarillion') It's amazing what this guy did in the course of his life time. He got two scholarships to King Edward's School. That's enough for me to know he's probably the "best writer in the world!" Do you reckon there's an OSCAR for that? I am begging for volume one of 'the history of middle earth, so wish me luck!!!!!!
Great book! Great pictures!
i bought this book with a gift certificate i recieved for christmas, and i think it is great! i really like the lord of the rings series but haven't finished reading it. the pictures are fantastic and follow exactly what the books describes. i love looking ahead of where i am and imagining what will happen! ....is that cheating?
I got this book for Christmas and I can not believe the beauty that these artists bring from Tolkien's works. The Lord of the Rings' descriptions are enough to make you see Middle Earth, but the artists that contributed are incredible! Go Tolkien!
I am the biggest fan or tolkien around! I have everything of his! This book, is so amazing..! If you love tolkien, then you will love this book! The artwork is incredible and beautiful! Really, what are you waiting for.. go get it!!!!!