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Tolkien : a biography

Author: Michael White
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There are few writers who can claim the popularity and enduring appeal of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. His celebrated novels have sold in excess of 160 million copies, and are in large part responsible for seeding the entire genre of fantasy fiction." "Now, biographer Michael White looks back over the little-known life of this most treasured of writers. In absorbing and revealing detail, he chronicles Tolkien's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael White
ISBN: 0316860441 9780316860444 0316860492 9780316860499
OCLC Number: 48416295
Description: 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael White.

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This biography recounts Tolkien's early childhood in South Africa followed by his family's return to England after his banker father's death. Settling in the highly industrialized Birmingham of the  Read more...

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