3-Minute JRR Tolkien

3-Minute JRR Tolkien

3-Minute JRR Tolkien

A Visual Biography of The World's Most Revered Fantasy Writer

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Thames and Hudson Ltd

    Gary Raymond

    John Howe



    3 Minute


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A visual biography of the world s most revered fantasy writer As Peter Jackson s cinematic hobbits set forth, 3-Minute JRR Tolkien celebrates the enduring influence of the world s most revered fantasy writer. It offers a readable, absorbing structure, dividing J.R.R. Tolkien s life and cultural contribution into 60 neat portions, every one digestible in a mere three minutes: 20 mini-sections each on Life, Work and Influence. From a childhood inventing new languages in the sylvan landscape of the Severn valley, through a First World War that saw him witness the horrors of the Somme, to academic success founded on a passion for Old English tales, we trace Tolkien s life and look at the way in which it informs his creation of imaginary worlds so intricately mapped that modern readers, writers and artists continue to explore them in a quest for their myths, monsters and meaning.


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