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Humphrey Carpenter - J. R. R. Tolkien

Humphrey Carpenter - J. R. R. Tolkien

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In this full-length, authorised biography, first published in 1977 and here reissued in paperback. Humphrey Carpenter draws upon all of Tolkien's private papers, diaries and manuscripts, together with interviews with family and friends. He builds up a fascinating portrait of Tolkien's childhood, adolescence and war service and recounts how Tolkien achieved high repute as a scholar and university teacher. Then quite suddenly Tolkien found himself the author of a bestselling children's book. The Hobbit. Humphrey Carpenter 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 Tolkien's life and work.

"Rich and beautifully told" - Sunday Times
"Absolutely fascinating" - Daily Mail

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