With his richly detailed world of Middle Earth and the epic tales he told around it, J.R.R. Tolkien invented the modern fantasy novel.
For readers and students getting to grips with this world for the first time, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Guide for the Perplexed is an essential guide to the authors life and work.
The book helps readers explore:
Tolkiens life and times
Tolkiens mythical world
The languages of Middle Earth
The major works The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
Posthumously published writings from The Silmarillion to the recently discovered The Fall of Gondolin With reference to adaptations of Tolkiens work including the Peter Jackson films, notes on Tolkiens sources and surveys of key scholarly and critical writings, this is an accessible and authoritative guide to one of the 20th centurys greatest and most popular writers.
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