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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography

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This meticulous biography traces Tolkien's life from his boyhood in South Africa to his formative school years in England, his college years at Oxford, and his career as an influential scholar and revolutionary writer. His immensely popular books are discussed in great detail, from their inception as ideas through their publication and remarkable legacy. This biography wil ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 30th 2003 by Greenwood
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Jan 24, 2016 Emily rated it liked it
Most of the book was good biographical information on Tolkien. However, the last few chapters were an analysis of the Lord of the Rings books. I like the books, but I had wanted to learn about Tolkien.
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