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Title:
I am in fact a hobbit : an introduction to the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien
Author:
Bramlett, Perry C.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
254 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Tolkien : an overview of his life and career -- The hobbit and other works for children -- The lord of the rings -- The Silmarillion -- Poetry -- Works of scholarship -- Other lectures, stories, art, letters -- Unfinished tales and The history of Middle-Earth -- The impact of Tolkien's writings : a personal reflection / by Joe Christopher.
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Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy035/2002151071.html
ISBN:
9780865548510

9780865548947
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Summary

Summary

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. 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. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Perry C. Bramlett is the author of C. S. Lewis: Life at the Center, Touring C. S. Lewis' Ireland and England and was a contributor to the best-selling C. S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia. He is the founder of C. S. Lewis for the Local Church -- Interstate Ministries, a nationwide speaking and teaching ministry. Perry is a native of Fairhope AL, and now lives with his wife Joan in Louisville KY
Joe R. Christopher is professor emeritus at Tarleton State University (Stephenville TX)


Table of Contents

Joe R. Christopher
Prefacep. vi
1. Tolkien: An Overview of His Life and Careerp. 1
2. The Hobbit and Other Works for Childrenp. 26
3. The Lord of The Ringsp. 56
4. The Silmarillionp. 76
5. Poetryp. 88
6. Works of Scholarshipp. 104
7. Other Lectures, Stories, Art, Lettersp. 134
8. Unfinished Tales and The History of Middle-Earthp. 153
9. The Impact of Tolkien's Writings--A Personal Reflectionp. 182
Appendixes
1. Chronologyp. 191
2. Published Worksp. 199
3. Resource Bibliographyp. 213
4. Journals, Newsletters, Societies, and Archivesp. 229
5. Tolkien on the Internetp. 234
6. A Listing of Recordings by and about Tolkien and His Worksp. 236
Indexp. 247