J R R Tolkien: The Making of a Legend

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Lion Books, 2012 - 240 pagina's

Long before the successful The Lord of the Rings films, J.R.R. Tolkien's creations, imagination, and characters had captured the attention of millions of readers. But who was the man who dreamt up the intricate languages and perfectly crafted world of Middle-earth?

Tolkien had a difficult life, for many years: orphaned and poor, his guardian forbad him to communicate with the woman he had fallen in love with, and he went through the horrors of the First World War. An intensely private and brilliant scholar, he spent over fifty years working on the languages, history, peoples and geography of Middle-earth, with a consistent mythology and body of legends inspired by a formidable knowledge of early northern European history and culture. J.R.R. Tolkien became a legend by creating an imaginary world that has enthralled and delighted generations. This delightful and accessible biography brings him to life. Colin Duriez has appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television's The Worlds of Fantasy. He is also the author of The Inklings Handbook (with the late David Porter), J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed to definitive reference works, The Tolkien Encyclopedia and a number of other tomes relating to Tolkien.

 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - AmandaWrites - LibraryThing

They say, write what you know. But what if you happen to write about things like Orcs, Hobbits, and Elves? Do you really know this enough to write about it? In a way, yes, JRR Tolkien did write what ... Volledige review lezen

A Wonderful Biography

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Compiling information from several sources, Colin Duriez has put together a wonderful biography for the fans of J.R.R. Tolkien. The material spans Tolkien’s entire life, but concentrates more on the ... Volledige review lezen

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FOREWORD
7
EDITH
24
SCHOOLDAYS AND THE T C B S
38
4 OXFORD AND THE DAWN OF A NEW LIFE
55
THE SHADOW OF WAR
73
WAR AND LOSS
86
RECOVERY W AND HALF A MILLION
103
LEEDS AND DRAGONS
121
OXFORD AND C S LEWIS
131
OF HOBBITS AND INKLINGS
155
TOLKIENS SECONDWAR
177
THE STRUGGLE TO PUBLISH
192
THE TOLKIEN PHENOMENON
213
AFTERWORD
220
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
233
Copyright

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Colin Duriez ============ Colin Duriez is an expert on C.S. Lewis, his writings and also his wider circle. He is also the author of the popular biography C.S. Lewis: A biography of friendship and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend (both published by Lion Hudson). He has also written widely on other aspects of Lewis, Tolkien and the other members of the Inklings, and has contributed to conferences, lectures, DVDs and documentaries on these subjects.

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