A splendid commentary, which will only delight and fascinate admirers of Tolkien. -- Sunday Telegraph
A valuable guide to the enjoyment of the eminent British authors writings. -- Publishers Weekly
The book impels the reader to return and re-read Tolkien with a new insight. -- Library Journal
From the Publisher
'A splendid commentary, which will only delight and fascinate admirers of Tolkien.' Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Paul Kocher was born in Trinidad, but became an American citizen after moving to New York with his family. He taught English literature at a number of American colleges and universities, including the universities of Washington, Nebraska and Stanford (California). After retiring from Stanford, his chief preoccupation was research for this book about Tolkien's works, which he admired for many years. His other books include Christopher Marlowe and Science and Religion in Elizabethan England.