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    J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.
    The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume epic, is set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth - home to many strange beings, and most notably hobbits, a peace-loving "little people," cheerful and shy. Since its original British publication in 1954-55, the saga has entranced readers of all ages. It is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale. Critic Michael Straight has hailed it as one of the "very few works of genius in recent literature." Middle-earth is a world receptive to poets, scholars, children, and all other people of good will. Donald Barr has described it as "a scrubbed morning world, and a ringing nightmare world...especially sunlit, and shadowed by perils very fundamental, of a peculiarly uncompounded darkness." The story of ths world is one of high and heroic adventure. Barr compared it to Beowulf, C.S. Lewis to Orlando Furioso, W.H. Auden to The Thirty-nine Steps. In fact the saga is sui generis - a triumph of imagination which springs to life within its own framework and on its own terms.

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    ISBN 9780395489314
    Genre FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 423
    Publisher Date 1988-03-03 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Copyright Year 1965
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.35 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Lord of the Rings, Part I
    Edition Number 2
    Edition Detail Subsequent, Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Tolkien, J. R. R.

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