J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography, by Humphrey Carpenter
Published in 1977
Genre: Non-fiction, biography
“It is mid-morning on a spring day in 1967.”
So begins Humphrey Carpenter’s J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography, a look at the man behind one of the most popular fantasy series ever written. What follows is an in-depth study of Tolkien’s life from his birth in South Africa to his death in his beloved English countryside. J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography gives an extraordinary amount of context that explains not only the style in which Tolkien’s stories were written, but the genesis of a brilliant man and the beliefs that shaped him.
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