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J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man Who Created the Lord of the Rings (Scholastic…

by Michael Coren

Series: Biography

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A great biography of one of the best authors in the history of literature. A bit brief, but still great. ( )
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JRR Tolkien was an orphan, a scholar, a soldier, a professor, and the author of what is considered by many to be the finest book of the 20th century - The Lord of the Rings. IN this carefully researched and engagingly written biography, you'll come to know Tolkien, the friends and family members who shaped his life, and the colleagues and fellow writers who influenced his career. You'll follow Tolkien from his early childhood in South Africa to what he assumed would be the pinnacle of his career - a professorship at Oxford. Little did he know, it was just the beginning. For it was there that Tolkien would decide to write The Hobbit  - the story that started it all.
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Michael Coren offers a thought-provoking and entertaining story of the fascinating life of J.R.R. Tolkien. Readers will learn about the author¹s childhood in South Africa, his youth and adulthood in Great Britain, his experience in World War 1, and his professorship at Oxford University, where Tolkien had thought he had reached the pinnacle of his career. Little did he know that was just the beginning, for it was there that Tolkien began to write THE HOBBIT, the story that started it all.

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This entertaining biography of the author takes readers back to his childhood in South Africa, his youth and adulthood in Great Britain, his experience in World War I, and his professorship at Oxford where Tolkien thought he had reached the pinnacle of his career. But it would be there that Tolkien would write "The Hobbit," the story that led to his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Photos.… (more)

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