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3-Minute J.R.R. Tolkien : an unauthorised biography of the world's most revered fantasy writer

Author: Gary Raymond; John Howe
Publisher: Lewes, East Sussex : Ivy Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As Peter Jackson's cinematic hobbits set forth, 3-Minute Tolkien celebrates the enduring influence of the world's most revered fantasy writer. It offers a readable, absorbing structure, dividing J.R.R. Tolkien's life and cultural contribution into 60 neat portions, every one digestible in a mere three minutes: 20 mini-sections each on Life, Work and Influence. From a childhood inventing new languages in the sylvan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Raymond, Gary.
3-minute J.R.R. Tolkien.
Lewes : Ivy, 2013
(OCoLC)815366754
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Raymond; John Howe
ISBN: 9781782400233 1782400230
OCLC Number: 870599675
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; How the Book Works; Introduction; Chapter 1: Life; The Journey Begins; Childhood; School Years; First Verse; Adventures and Sagas; Oxford; Studying Myths; The Great War; A New Mythology; Oxford for Good; Teacher and Scholar; The Inklings; Oxford Life; The Stories; Writing The Hobbit; The Children's Author; Wartime in Oxford; The Trilogy; Success; The Final Journey; Timeline; Glossary; Chapter 2: Works; The Hobbit; An Unexpected Party; Slaying the Dragon; Bilbo and the World; The "Sequel"; The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers. The Return of the KingThe All-Conquering Frodo; Heroes; Villains; Monsters; Mythology; Magic and Religion; Middle-earth; The Silmarillion; Shorter Works; The Writer's Concerns; The Academic; After Tolkien; Timeline; Glossary; Chapter 3: Influence; Enduring Popularity; A Classic Work; High Fantasy; A Growing Genre; Wizards and Dragons; The Lord of the Rings Movies; The Making of The Lord of the Rings; Winning Oscars; Peter Jackson's The Hobbit; The Making of The Hobbit; Tolkien's Infl uence on Movies; Music; Fantasy Art; Fans and Conventions; Role-Playing Fantasy Games. Role-Playing Computer GamesOther Worlds; Language; Conservation and Landscape; Legacy of Life and Works; Timeline; Glossary; 3-Minute Summary; resorce; Index; Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Three-minute J.R.R. Tolkien
Responsibility: Gary Raymond ; foreword by John Howe.

Abstract:

As Peter Jackson's cinematic hobbits set forth, 3-Minute Tolkien celebrates the enduring influence of the world's most revered fantasy writer. It offers a readable, absorbing structure, dividing J.R.R. Tolkien's life and cultural contribution into 60 neat portions, every one digestible in a mere three minutes: 20 mini-sections each on Life, Work and Influence. From a childhood inventing new languages in the sylvan landscape of the Severn valley, through a First World War that saw him witness the horrors of the Somme, to academic success founded on a passion for Old English tales ...

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