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Author: Raymond Edwards, (Catholic freelance writer)
Publisher: London : Robert Hale, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"J.R.R. Tolkien has arguably had a greater influence on contemporary culture and reading habits than any other 20th century writer. Successful film versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have only increased interest in his work. What sort of man was he, who so profoundly changed the sort of things we read and write? When The Lord of the Rings was published, Tolkien was in his early sixties; until then, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Edwards, (Catholic freelance writer)
ISBN: 9780719809866 071980986X
OCLC Number: 884743691
Description: 336 pages, [8] pages of color plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The making of a philologist --
Philology in practice --
Achievement --
Last years --
Niggle's parish --
Tolkien the Catholic.
Responsibility: Raymond Edwards.

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This is the first Tolkien biography since Humphrey Carpenter's authorized life of 1977 to deal with the wealth of posthumously published material; it sets Tolkien's imaginative writing firmly in the  Read more...

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