J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography Humphrey Carpenter


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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography





There may be a corner of the world where the name J.R.R. Tolkien is unknown, but you would be hard-pressed to find it. Since their publication, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been published in every major language of the world. And though he single-handedly gave a mythology to the English and was beloved by millions, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien remained refreshingly unchanged by his fame and fortune, living out his days simply and modestly among the familiar surroundings of Oxford College. Humphrey Carpenter, who was given unrestricted access to Tolkien's papers, brilliantly puts meat to the bones of the Tolkien legend in J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, offering a well-rounded portrayal of this quiet, bookish man who always saw himself first and foremost as a philologist, uncovering rather than creating the peoples, languages, and adventures of Middle-Earth.

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"It was one of his strongest-held opinions that the investigation of an author’s life reveals very little of the workings of his mind." O nascimento de Tolkien, sua educação, seu amor correspondido por Edith, sua vida acadêmica, os Inklings, o momento em que Tolkien começou a escrever seus livros. A biografia de Humphrey Carpenter, mesmo trazendo fatos já conhecidos pelos fãs de Tolkien, vale muito a pena ser lida. Ele aborda e analisa a paixão de Tolkien por línguas. fala do proces... leia mais

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