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J.R.R. Tolkien : a biography

Author: Leslie Jones
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Series: Greenwood biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Offers a brief introduction to the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of the "Lord of the Rings", discussing his childhood, private life, religious beliefs, and writing career.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; John R R Tolkien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Jones
ISBN: 0313323402 9780313323409 9780313361753 0313361754 0313039496 9780313039492
OCLC Number: 50422979
Description: xvi, 156 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Birmingham to Bloemfontein ... and back again (1892-1904) --
Grammars and a girl (1904-1910) --
Oxford (1911-1914) --
The end of the third age (1914-1918) --
The young academic (1918-1925) --
Getting some inklings (1926-1932) --
Life in a hobbit hole (1933-1937) --
The war of the rings (1937-1955) --
The quest to overthrow evil --
Doubles and kings --
Fame and fortune (1955-1973) --
Appendix: The published works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Series Title: Greenwood biographies.
Responsibility: Leslie Ellen Jones.


This meticulous biography traces Tolkien's life from his boyhood in South Africa to his formative school years in England, his college years at Oxford, and his career as an influential scholar and  Read more...


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"Well researched and written, this biography will serve both the interested reader and the student looking for report material." - VOYA

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