J. R. R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend

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A fascinating new biography of the creator of the Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth.


Long before the successful The Lord of the Rings films, J.R.R. Tolkien's creations, imagination, and characters had captured the attention of millions of readers. But who was the man who dreamt up the intricate languages and perfectly crafted world of Middle-earth? Tolkien had a difficult life, for many years: orphaned and poor, his guardian forbad him to communicate with the woman he had fallen in love with, and he went through the horrors of the First World War. An intensely private and brilliant scholar, he spent over fifty years working on the languages, history, peoples and geography of Middle-earth, with a consistent mythology and body of legends inspired by a formidable knowledge of early northern European history and culture. J.R.R. Tolkien became a legend by creating an imaginary world that has enthralled and delighted generations. This delightful and accessible biography brings him to life.
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Title J. R. R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend
Author Duriez, Colin
Price £8.99
Format Paperback
Dimensions 198 x 130 x 21
Printed Pages 240
Publisher Lion Hudson Plc
Year Of Publication 19/10/2012
Isbn / Product Code 9780745955148

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