A fascinating guide to the bookish, pipe smoking Oxford don who has become possibly one of the best known 20th century authors. Along with a brief biography the book looks at how the books were turned into films and how Tolkien's background, studying more than a dozen languages, helped him create the languages of Middle-earth.
This title offers a very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga . It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy. This is a timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.
Publication date: 18/10/2012
Publisher: Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson
|Publication date:||18th October 2012|
|Publisher:||Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
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