BIOGRAPHIES, BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Editions of "J.R.R Tolkien: A Biography", "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien", "J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century", "The Road to Middle-Earth", "The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Their Friends", "J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography".

BIOGRAPHIES

Learn more about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the Oxford professor who introduced the world to the now immortal Middle-earth.

Editions of "J.R.R Tolkien: A Biography", "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien", "J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century", "The Road to Middle-Earth", "The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Their Friends".

J.R.R TOLKIEN: A BIOGRAPHY
By Humphrey Carpenter.

The authorized biography of the creator of Middle-earth. In the decades since his death in September 1973, millions have read "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings," and "The Silmarillion" and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books.

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 author.

'SOFTCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-05702-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-05702-3
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NOTE: UK (UNITED KINGDOM) EDITION

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-00-713284-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-00-713284-3
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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-00-713284-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-261-10245-3
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THE LETTERS OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN
Edited by Humphrey Carpenter and Christopher Tolkien.

J.R.R. Tolkien, was a prolific letter writers. Over the years he wrote a mass of letters—to his publishers, his family, to friends, and to fans of his books—which record the history and composition of his works and his reaction to subsequent events.

Now expanded with a detailed index, this collection provides an invaluable record that sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius, his thoughts and feelings about his own work, and the evolution of his grand design for the creation of a whole new world—Middle-earth.

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-05699-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-05699-6
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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-261-10265-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-261-10265-1
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J.R.R. TOLKIEN: AUTHOR OF THE CENTURY
By Tom Shippey.

Tolkien scholar, Professor Tom Shippey, presents us with a fascinating and informed companion to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular focusing on "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings," and "The Silmarillion." This title reveals why all of these books will be timeless, and shows how even such complex works as "The Silmarillion" can be read enjoyably. Taking issue with the uninformed criticism that has often been leveled at Tolkien and fantasy in general, Professor Shippey offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy and to the importance of language in literature, and demonstrates how his books form part of a live and continuing tradition of storytelling that can trace its roots back through Grimm's "Fairy Tales," to "The Elder Edda" and "Beowulf."

'HARDCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-12764-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-12764-1
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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-25759-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-25759-1
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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-261-10401-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-261-10401-3
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THE ROAD TO MIDDLE-EARTH
By Tom Shippey.

"Shippey’s research seems limitless. He writes with unusual clarity and presents his arguments well"

~ Sunday Times

"Shippey deepens your understanding of the work without making you forget your initial, purely instinctive response to Middle-earth and hobbits."

~ Houston Chronicle

Tom Shippey's classic work, now revised, explores Tolkien's creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien's professional background led him to write "The Hobbit" and how he created a timeless charm for millions of readers. Examining the foundation of Tolkien's most popular work, "The Lord of the Rings," Shippey also discusses the contribution of "The Silmarillion" and "Unfinished Tales" to Tolkien's great myth cycle, showing how Tolkien's more "difficult" books can be fully appreciated. He goes on to examine the remarkable twelve-volume "History of Middle-earth," written by Tolkien's son (and literary heir) Christopher Tolkien, which traces the creative and technical processes by which Middle-earth evolved.

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-25760-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-25760-7
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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-261-10275-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-261-10275-0
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THE INKLINGS: C. S. LEWIS, J. R. R. TOLKIEN AND THEIR FRIENDS
By Humphrey Carpenter.

"It must be technically very difficult to write a biography of more than one person at a time: it is still more difficult to capture the atmosphere of a group... Mr. Carpenter has managed both things admirably"

~ Sunday Telegraph

"A constantly enjoyable volume"

~ Sunday Times

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friends were a regular feature of the Oxford scenery in the years during and after the Second World War. They drank beer on Tuesdays at the 'Bird and Baby,' and on Thursday nights they met in Lewis' Magdalen College rooms to read aloud from the books they were writing; jokingly they called themselves 'The Inklings'.

Lewis and Tolkien first introduced "The Screwtape Letters" and "The Lord of the Rings" to an audience in this company and Charles Williams, poet and writer of supernatural thrillers, was another prominent member of the group.

Humphrey Carpenter, who wrote the acclaimed biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, draws upon unpublished letters and diaries, to which he was given special access, in this engrossing story. 'SOFTCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-00-774869-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-00-774869-3
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BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Editions of "J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography".

J.R.R. TOLKIEN: A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
By Wayne Hammond and Douglas A. Anderson.

This is the first descriptive bibliography of J.R.R. Tolkien, one of the most popular writers of the 20th century. His children's book "The Hobbit," his epic "The Lord of the Rings," and his last triumph, "The Silmarillion," have been read by millions and are at the core of modern fantasy fiction. A noted philologist, Tolkien also made significant contributions to Old and Middle English studies, including a landmark essay on "Beowulf" and standard editions of "Ancrene Wisse" and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." This bibliography explores the full range of his imaginative and scholarly works, from juvenilia to the posthumous "The History of Middle-earth." Books written by Tolkien in whole or in part, his Contributions to Periodicals, Published Letters and Art Work, Interviews, Recordings, and translations of his writings are described. Special attention is paid to The Hobbit and "The Lord of the Rings," whose many editions and complex textual changes are analyzed in detail. The publishing history of Tolkien's works is told at length, with notes drawn from publishers' archives and from Tolkien's correspondence. There are eight pages of plates, a chronology and an index. This bibliography will become a standard reference book for scholars, librarians, booksellers and collectors whose already keen interest in Tolkien continues to grow.

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  • Publisher: St Pauls Bibliographies
  • ISBN: 0-938-76842-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-938768-42-5
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