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

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

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by Daniel Grotta
 

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

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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.

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Library Journal
With the feature film version of The Two Towers making Star Wars-size box office bucks, anything related to Tolkien is as hot as the Crack of Doom. While Humphrey Carpenter's portrait of the writer is still considered the standard, readers not requiring as much detail would find this 1992 volume more suitable. This release also features gorgeous cover art by the Brothers Hildebrandt. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780914294283
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1976
Pages:
165

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Daniel Grotta is a journalist and critic living in Pennsylvania.

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