A guide to J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" books, including "The Hobbit". The book is written in a question-and-answer format which lets the reader discover the ancient myths, legends and events that fired Tolkien's imagination and led to him creating his fantastical world. Why do hobbits live in holes? Who and what inspired Gandalf? Why are Tolkien's elves tall? These and many other questions are explored.
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Formerly a head writer of television's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and an editorial director of HarperCollins, David Colbert is also the author of the Eyewitness history series. A graduate of Brown University, he studied anthropology and mythology and has spent much of his life in libraries.From Publishers Weekly:
For Tolkien fans comes The Magical Worlds of the Lord of the Rings: The Amazing Myths, Legends, and Facts Behind the Masterpiece, by David Colbert. This illustrated unauthorized tie-in will mostly appeal to Tolkien neophytes with its short chapters headed by such questions as "Why Is Frodo the Ring-bearer?" and "Was Gollum Ever Good?"
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141315741
Book Description Puffin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141315741