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Title:J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Humphrey Carpenter
Publisher:Mariner Books
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Number of Pages:304
Category:Biography, Non fiction

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography The authorized biography of the creator of Middle earth In the decades since his death in September millions have read THE HOBBIT THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books Born in South Africa in January John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orphaned in childhood and brought up in near poverty He served in the first World War surviving the Battle of the Somme where he lost many of the closest friends he d ever had After the war he returned to the academic life achieving high repute as a scholar and university teacher eventually becoming Merton Professor of English at Oxford where he was a close friend of C S Lewis and the other writers known as The Inklings .

Then suddenly his life changed dramatically One day while grading essay papers he found himself writing In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit and worldwide renown awaited him .

Humphrey Carpenter was given unrestricted access to all Tolkien s papers and interviewed his friends and family From these sources he follows the long and painful process of creation that produced THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION and offers a wealth of information about the life and work of the twentieth century s most cherished autho

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