J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
`One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a
marvellous fantasy adventure'
`Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and
trolls... an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up
to a devastating climax'
`A flawless masterpiece'