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A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien A Comprehensive Introduction to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by Nigel Cawthorne
  

A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien A Comprehensive Introduction to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

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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.

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A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien A Comprehensive Introduction to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by Nigel Cawthorne

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.

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On The Annotated Hobbit

Not only fascinating, but useful. It makes of The Hobbit a kind of Tolkien handbook. -- The Washington Post Hobbit fans will treasure it. -- The Denver Post


About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of A Brief History of Robin Hood, Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession and A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes. His writing has appeared in over 150 newspapers, magazines and partworks - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to the New York Tribune. He lives in London.

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Publication date

18th October 2012

Author

Nigel Cawthorne

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Publisher

Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9781780338590

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