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    J.R.R. Tolkien: Author Of The Century

    By: Tom Shippey

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    Following the unprecedented and universal acclaim for 'The Lord Of The Rings', the respected academic and world-renowned Tolkien scholar, Professor Tom Shippey, presents us with a fascinating and informed companion to the world of J R R Tolkien, in particular focusing on 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord Of The Rings' and 'The Silmarillion'.

    Written in a clear and accessible style, 'Tolkien: Author Of The Century' reveals why all of these book will be timeless, and shows how even such complex works as 'The Silmarillion' can be read enjoyably.

    Taking issue with the uninformed criticism that has often been levelled at Tolkien and fantasy in general, Professor Shippey offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy and to the importance of language in literature, and demonstrates how his books form part of a live and continuing tradition of storytelling that can trace its roots back through 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' to 'Elder Edda' and 'Beowulf'.

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