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Tolkien and the Great War : the threshold of Middle-earth

Author: John Garth
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [Revised edition, with chronology]View all editions and formats
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* TOLKIEN * Now a major motion picture * Acclaimed as 'the best book about Tolkien', this award-winning biography explores J.R.R. Tolkien's wartime experiences and their impact on his life  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Biography
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Garth
ISBN: 9780007119530 0007119534
OCLC Number: 960643274
Description: xviii, 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Chronology --
Maps --
Preface --
pt. 1. The immortal four --
Prologue --
1. Before --
2. A young man with too much imagination --
3. The Council of London --
4. The shores of Faërie --
5. Benighted wanderers --
6. Too long in slumber --
--
pt. 2. Tears unnumbered --
7. Larkspur and Canterbury-bells --
8. A bitter winnowing --
9. 'Something has gone crack' --
10. In a hole in the ground --
--
pt. 3. The Lonely Isle --
11. Castles in the air --
12. Tol Withernon and Fladweth Amrod --
Epilogue : 'a new light' --
--
Postscript : 'one who dreams alone'
Responsibility: John Garth.

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