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Discover the remarkable life of J. R. R. Tolkien... Free BONUS Inside! J. R. R. Tolkien, an orphan in love with words, spent most of his life as an unassuming Professor of Literature at Oxford studying and teaching old languages. During his time there, he created his very own languages and a mythological world, Middle-earth. Middle-earth was inhabited by Hobbits, Dwarve Discover the remarkable life of J. R. R. Tolkien... Free BONUS Inside! J. R. R. Tolkien, an orphan in love with words, spent most of his life as an unassuming Professor of Literature at Oxford studying and teaching old languages. During his time there, he created his very own languages and a mythological world, Middle-earth. Middle-earth was inhabited by Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves, and other fascinating creatures. It was a world that became almost more real to Tolkien than the one he lived in. Tolkien’s two masterpieces, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have set the standard in mythological literature. Translated into more than 70 languages, the books and their battles of good and evil are as relevant today as they were when Tolkien first wrote them. Discover a plethora of topics such as From South Africa to the English Countryside Tolkien’s Forbidden Love Tolkien during World War I Years at Oxford The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Late Life and Death And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on J. R. R. Tolkien, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!


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Discover the remarkable life of J. R. R. Tolkien... Free BONUS Inside! J. R. R. Tolkien, an orphan in love with words, spent most of his life as an unassuming Professor of Literature at Oxford studying and teaching old languages. During his time there, he created his very own languages and a mythological world, Middle-earth. Middle-earth was inhabited by Hobbits, Dwarve Discover the remarkable life of J. R. R. Tolkien... Free BONUS Inside! J. R. R. Tolkien, an orphan in love with words, spent most of his life as an unassuming Professor of Literature at Oxford studying and teaching old languages. During his time there, he created his very own languages and a mythological world, Middle-earth. Middle-earth was inhabited by Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves, and other fascinating creatures. It was a world that became almost more real to Tolkien than the one he lived in. Tolkien’s two masterpieces, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have set the standard in mythological literature. Translated into more than 70 languages, the books and their battles of good and evil are as relevant today as they were when Tolkien first wrote them. Discover a plethora of topics such as From South Africa to the English Countryside Tolkien’s Forbidden Love Tolkien during World War I Years at Oxford The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Late Life and Death And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on J. R. R. Tolkien, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!

30 review for J. R. R. Tolkien: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors Book 4)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Martin io parlo italiono

    Good book Learned much about J.R. R.Tolkien. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves the Lord of the Rings series.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Tudor

    good

  3. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    Enlightening! What a joy to read of the life this man lived. In actuality, his thinking is not unlike many today. He proved faithful to his writing. I am glad the author made his story readable.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tom Rowe

    Shorter than the Wikipedia article and much better written. This is pretty much a bare facts summary of Tolkien's life. I read this after seeing the movie Tolkien because I wanted to see which parts were true and which parts were movie making. Hourly History presented his life in a concise manner that gave me just what I needed. I think I would consult further Hourly Histories in the future. I may even read a full blown bio of Tolkien in the future. Shorter than the Wikipedia article and much better written. This is pretty much a bare facts summary of Tolkien's life. I read this after seeing the movie Tolkien because I wanted to see which parts were true and which parts were movie making. Hourly History presented his life in a concise manner that gave me just what I needed. I think I would consult further Hourly Histories in the future. I may even read a full blown bio of Tolkien in the future.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    While I have long known about "The Hobbit" and the Lord in the Rings trilogy, I knew very little about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien himself. This short biography gave the circumstances of Tolkien's birth, his early years, his Catholic upbringing, his marriage, his years as a student, his time during World War I, his years as a teacher, his fascination with languages. There were many interesting details about Tolkien's life, such as he had a long friendship with author C.S. Lewis, and Tolkien was kn While I have long known about "The Hobbit" and the Lord in the Rings trilogy, I knew very little about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien himself. This short biography gave the circumstances of Tolkien's birth, his early years, his Catholic upbringing, his marriage, his years as a student, his time during World War I, his years as a teacher, his fascination with languages. There were many interesting details about Tolkien's life, such as he had a long friendship with author C.S. Lewis, and Tolkien was known for doing much more rewriting than writing (it took him 17 years to complete the Lord of the Rings.) I did find a number of typos throughout the book, however. For instance, it says Tolkien was born in 1982 then goes on to say he died in 1973. If you can ignore the typos, it is an interesting biography and worth the read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Douglas Brown

    A concise yet revealing biographical summary You may know the Hobbit and the Ring trilogy in depth but the author himself tends to be forgotten. Much of what I thought to be so was wrong. For instance, Tolkein was not South African, though the family did live there for a while, and he did not write the book while a soldier in World War I. He was in fact a very complex person, enmeshed in his fantasy world yet sociable in his University setting while kindly but oblivious to his wife. It is unfortu A concise yet revealing biographical summary You may know the Hobbit and the Ring trilogy in depth but the author himself tends to be forgotten. Much of what I thought to be so was wrong. For instance, Tolkein was not South African, though the family did live there for a while, and he did not write the book while a soldier in World War I. He was in fact a very complex person, enmeshed in his fantasy world yet sociable in his University setting while kindly but oblivious to his wife. It is unfortunate that the constrained space in this series prevents more depth; the latter half of his life after he found success is skimmed in a few lines (but maybe with comfortable living there was little of note to relate).

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Crawford

    Tolkien is, of course, most noted for his writings on the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series. I didn't know much about his life, though, and this book helped fill in those gaps. He was born in South Africa of a poor family. He moved to England, joined a group called the Inklings, was an Oxford professor and died in 1973. The book goes into his various writings and covers other information about his life. Worth reading. Tolkien is, of course, most noted for his writings on the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series. I didn't know much about his life, though, and this book helped fill in those gaps. He was born in South Africa of a poor family. He moved to England, joined a group called the Inklings, was an Oxford professor and died in 1973. The book goes into his various writings and covers other information about his life. Worth reading.

  8. 4 out of 5

    David Parker

    A token of his love I read the Lord of the Rings in 1971 while in the Army stationed in Berlin Germany. We talked about how it work well as a movie. It was first an animated film would take another twenty years before it became a film. I loved getting to know the author who first made love fantasy and want to devour an epic work.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Parker

    Short bio of Tolkien This is a quick bare bones version of the life of one of the great writers of our time: HRR Tolkien. I fell in love with his writing when I first discovered his books over 40years ago. This little book gives a short but adequate description of Tolkiens life, from birth to death.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ashwin

    Another interesting historical figure JRR TOLKIEN. Another interesting book by hourly history. JRR TOLKIEN was indeed a great writer. Having created these characters from the Hobbit and Lord of the rings. Truly a genius.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Michael A. Simmons, Sr.

    An excellent snapshot A book to be enjoyed by anyone who is even mildly curious about Tolkien. After this snapshot you will likely be tempted to delve deeper into his life.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    Review This book was so interesting. I always loved the story of the hobbits but didn't know much about Tolkien.It was very interesting to see how the stories developed. Review This book was so interesting. I always loved the story of the hobbits but didn't know much about Tolkien.It was very interesting to see how the stories developed.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Timothy

    I love the Hourly History series and highly recommend it. If you want to know more about the topic you can explore Amazon or your library online.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Gleckler Clark

    Most informative. Knew nothing about Tolkien other than he wrote “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mike Briley

    An interesting glimpse of the background of a man who imagined a whole alternative universe

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mary

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dia Nagele

  18. 5 out of 5

    Charles Yoder

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sue Newham

  20. 4 out of 5

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  21. 5 out of 5

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  22. 5 out of 5

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  23. 4 out of 5

    Dave Lairmore

  24. 4 out of 5

    Daniel A Popovich

  25. 4 out of 5

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  26. 5 out of 5

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  27. 5 out of 5

    Ivan

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bettye L. Sakaguchi

  29. 5 out of 5

    Angel L. Torrado

  30. 5 out of 5

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