- Also check our best rated Biography reviews
The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology AND Reader's Guide Hardcover – Box set, 3 Nov 2008
|New from||Used from|
|Hardcover, Box set, 3 Nov 2008||
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
This is a stunning two-volume slipcased set containing the most comprehensive in-depth companion to Tolkien's life and works ever published, including synopses of all his writings, and a Tolkien gazetteer, who's who and chronology. The two volumes contained in this slipcase, written by two of the foremost experts on J.R.R. Tolkien, comprise the definitive handbook to one of the most popular authors of the 20th century. Tolkien's progress is traced from his birth in South Africa in 1892, to the battlefields of France and the lecture-halls of Leeds and Oxford, to his success as the author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings", until his death in 1973. His many academic and literary achievements, his public reception, and his enduring fame are examined in detail. The first volume in this set is a chronology of Tolkien's life and works, the most extensive biographical resource about him ever published. Thousands of details have been drawn from letters, contemporary documents in libraries and archives, and a wide variety of other published and unpublished sources.Assembled together, they form a portrait of Tolkien in all his aspects: the distinguished scholar of Old and Middle English, the capable teacher and administrator, the devoted husband and father, the brilliant creator of Middle-earth. The second volume, the Reader's Guide, is an indispensable introduction to Tolkien's life, writings, and art. It includes histories and discussions of his works; analyses of the components of his vast 'Silmarillion' mythology; brief biographies of persons important in his life; accounts of places he knew; essays on topics such as Tolkien's interests and attitudes towards contemporary issues, ideas found in his works, adaptations, and invented languages; and checklists of his published works, his poetry, his pictorial art, and translations of his writing. See all Product description
Showing 1-5 of 5 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It compliments books such as the 12 volume History of Middle Earth by Christopher Tolkien, the Reader's Guide to the Lord of The Rings and The Descriptive Bibliography (the last two both written by Wayne G Hammond). The first book (Chronology) details Tolkien's Life like a diary, for each day of his file that details remain. The second volume (Reader's Guide) is a very comphrensive guide to all Tolkien's written works, friends and colleagues.
If you are interested in details of Tolkien's life and works then this is the book for you, a fantastic work.
The product itself is everything I expected. Anyone who reads the words of J.R.R. Tolkien will find it a primary source of information on anything related to his writtings. It is a must have reference source for all things Tolkien.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?