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Description - A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien by Nigel Cawthorne

A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780338590
ISBN-10: 1780338597
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 132mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Robinson
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nigel Cawthorne

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of A Brief History of Robin Hood, Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession and A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes. His writing has appeared in over 150 newspapers, magazines and partworks - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to the New York Tribune. He lives in London.

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