The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Volume 2: Reader’s Guide PART 1

by Wayne G. Hammond Christina Scull J R R Tolkien

On Sale: 30/11/2017

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About the Book

Volume 2 of the most comprehensive in-depth companion to Tolkien’s life and works ever published. This volume includes a superlative day-by-day chronology of Tolkien’s life, presenting the most detailed biographical record available.

The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide is a comprehensive handbook to one of the most popular authors of the twentieth century.

One of two volumes comprising this definitive work, the Reader's Guide is an indispensable introduction to J. R. R. Tolkien's life, writings, and art. It includes histories and discussions of his works; analyses of the components of his vast 'Silmarillion' mythology; brief biographies of persons important in his life; accounts of places he knew; essays on topics such as Tolkien's interests and attitudes towards contemporary issues, ideas found in his works, adaptations, and invented languages; and checklists of his published works, his poetry, his pictorial art, and translations of his writings.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008273484
  • ISBN 10: 0008273480
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 30/11/2017
  • Pages: 856
  • List Price: 44.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Biography & True Stories / Biography: literary

Biography

Wayne G. Hammond is a librarian at the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College, Massachusetts. He is the author of 'The Graphic Art of C.B. Falls' (1892), 'J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography' (1993), and regular notes on Tolkien in the journal 'Mythlore'.


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Christina Scull is the former librarian of Sir John Soane's Museum, London. She is the author of 'The Soane Hogarths' (1991), edits the journal 'The Tolkien Collector', and frequently writes and speaks about Tolkien.


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J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.


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