One of the most prolific letter writers of this century, Tolkien wrote to his publishers, to members of his family, to friends and to fans of his books, a mass of letters which often reveal the inner workings of his mind, and which record the history of composition of many of his stories. This selection represents, in Tolkien's own words, a detailed portrait of the man in his many aspects: storyteller, scholar, Catholic, parent of a large family and observer of the world around him. The letters include fresh information about Middle-Earth and its inhabitants as well as analyses by Tolkien himself of the meanings of his stories. Finally, the book will appeal to anyone who appreciates the art of letter-writing, of which Tolkien was a master.
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‘So rich, it reads like an autobiography’About the Author:
Humphrey Carpenter was born in Oxford in 1946 and spent most of his life in that city. He read English Language and Literature at Keble College, Oxford, and met Professor J.R.R. Tolkien on a number of occasions. For some years he worked for the BBC as a radio producer and broadcaster and won acclaim as a top biographer, including the recent and controversial biography of Robert Runcie. He died in 2005.
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