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Description - The Return of the King by J R R Tolkien

The title of this book is Return of the King and is written by author J R R Tolkien. The book Return of the King is published by Mariner Books. The ISBN of this book is 9780618574971 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Return of the King by J R R Tolkien.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780618574971
ISBN-10: 0618574972
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 128mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Mariner Books
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J R R Tolkien

J R R Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of our world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. This was peopled by Men (and women), Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, Orcs (or Goblins) and of course Hobbits. He has regularly been condemned by the Eng. Lit. establishment, with honorable exceptions, but loved by literally millions of readers worldwide. In the 1960s he was taken up by many members of the nascent “counter-culture” largely because of his concern with environmental issues. In 1997 he came top of three British polls, organised respectively by Channel 4 / Waterstone’s, the Folio Society, and SFX, the UK’s leading science fiction media magazine, amongst discerning readers asked to vote for the greatest book of the 20th century. Please note also that his name is spelt Tolkien (there is no “Tolkein”).

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