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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography

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By (author) Humphrey Carpenter

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 20mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0618057021
  • ISBN 13: 9780618057023
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 107,147

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Profiles the life of Tolkien beginning with his South African childhood, exploring his roles as a soldier in World War II, an English professor at Oxford University, and as a writer of fantasy.

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"A panorama of vignettes done with poise and exhaustive command. A man emerges whole." The Washington Post "J.R.R. Tolkien left his impress upon a whole generation as few recent writers have done ... an excellent biography." Newsweek "Excellent." Newsweek