J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
`The story moves on with a tremendous narrative rush to its
climax... extraordinary imaginative work, part saga, part allegory,
and wholly exciting.'
`A triumphant close... a grand piece of work, grand in both
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