9780618057023

J. R. R. Tolkien

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618057023

  • ISBN10:

    0618057021

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-06-06
  • Publisher: Mariner Books

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The author of "The Brideshead Generation" and "The Inklings" was given unrestricted access to all of Tolkien's papers for this biography of the author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". 14 photos.

Table of Contents

Part One A visit 11(4)
Part Two 1892--1916: Early years 15(80)
Bloemfontein
17(8)
Birmingham
25(14)
`Private-lang.' -- and Edith
39(13)
`T.C., B.S., etc.'
52(8)
Oxford
60(9)
Reunion
69(11)
War
80(8)
The breaking of the fellowship
88(7)
Part Three 1917--1925: The making of a mythology 95(22)
Lost Tales
97(10)
Oxford interlude
107(3)
Northern venture
110(7)
Part Four 1925--1949(i): `In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit' 117(60)
Oxford life
119(8)
Photographs observed
127(9)
`He had been inside language'
136(11)
Jack
147(9)
Northmoor Road
156(8)
The storyteller
164(13)
Part Five 1925--1949(ii): The Third Age 177(32)
Enter Mr Baggins
179(8)
`The new Hobbit'
187(22)
Part Six 1949--1966: Success 209(26)
Slamming the gates
211(6)
A big risk
217(5)
Cash or kudos
222(13)
Part Seven 1959--1973: Last years 235(24)
Headington
237(11)
Bournemouth
248(6)
Merton Street
254(5)
Part Eight The Tree 259(21)
Appendix
A Simplified genealogical table
262(1)
B Chronology of events
263(3)
C The published writings of J.R.R. Tolkien
266(10)
D Sources and acknowledgements
276(4)
Index 280

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