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History of the Lord of the Rings 4 Volumesby Christopher Tolkien
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Available in paperback for the first time comes this set of four volumes that no fan of "The Lord of the Rings" can afford to overlook. J.R.R. Tolkien's son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, examines the creation of his father's literary epic and includes many early drafts and unpublished passages which add greatly to a thorough understanding of the masterpiece.
"An opportunity to view the origins of one of the twentieth century's most popular and substantive works of fiction." Hartford Courant
J.R.R. Tolkiens THE LORD OF THE RINGS, now firmly acknowledged as one of the most popular books of the twentieth century, has captivated generations of readers with its completely convincing fantasy. In The History of The Lord of the Rings, the authors son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, examines the creation of that epic from its inception to its finished form. At the core of these books are many early drafts and unpublished passages by Tolkien, which add greatly to a thorough understanding of his masterpiece.
Combining his fathers unique vision with his own privileged insight and editorial commentary, Christopher Tolkiens THE HISTORY OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS is a set of four volumes — including one unique to this collection — that no fan of THE LORD OF THE RINGS can afford to overlook.
About the Author
Christopher Tolkien, who formerly taught at Oxford University, is J.R.R. Tolkien's son and literary executor. The editor of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales as well as the twelve-part series The History of Middle-earth, he lives in France.J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, The Hobbit, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Other works by J.R.R. Tolkien include The Silmarillion. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.
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