Tolkien and the Great War

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Juli 2004



Acclaimed as 'the best book about Tolkien', this award-winning biography explores J.R.R. Tolkien's wartime experiences and their impact on his life and his writing of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.


John Garth is a Tolkien expert who has become acknowledged as the authority on Tolkien's wartime experiences, having appeared on The South Bank Show, on the Lord of the Rings DVDs and other documentaries about Tolkien. He studied English at Oxford University and spent five years researching and writing this book. He works as a freelance newspaper journalist in Oxford.


"Very much the best book about JRR Tolkien that has yet been written. Even if you are not a Lord of the Rings fan, I commend this book to you. It is all so interesting in itself, and I have rarely read a book which so intelligently graphed the relation between a writer's inner life and his outward circumstances." A.N.Wilson, Evening Standard "A highly intelligent book exploring Tolkien's personal experience of the First World War! Garth displays impressive skills both as a researcher and writer." Max Hastings "Garth's brilliantly argued study convincinly portrays Tolkien in an entirely different leagues from other, more familiar writers on war." Daily Mail
EAN: 9780007119530
ISBN: 0007119534
Untertitel: The Threshold of Middle-earth. 2 b/w illus, 11 b/w plates (8pp), With index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2004
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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