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November 23 , 2008

A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien

A comprehensive introduction to the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings


A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy.

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A timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.

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