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I Am in Fact a Hobbit: An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien
Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster "Lord of the Rings movies, ""I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. This indispensable and concise introduction to the career of J. R. R. Tolkien includes: - a biographical chapter about the man who was a brilliant Oxford pro ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Mercer University Press
(first published October 1st 2002)
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The biography was a poor man's version of Carpenter's and the book mostly about Tolkien's works.The good thing is that unlike some others, this one included academic research as well. Another plus was that despite the author's credentials, Christianity was not forced on Tolkien and his works.