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J. R. R. Tolkien’s full name was John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. He gleefully claimed that “Tolkien” was derived from the German word tollkühn, which means "foolhardy". His family had originally come from Germany to Britain, although Tolkien was born (1892) in the land that is now South Africa, where his father had been posted by the English bank he worked for. His father died when Tolkien was three and his mother when he was 12. He learned to read at age 4 and soon after to write. Today, as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, he is known as the father of modern fantasy literature.

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The Fellowship Of The Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings
The Fellowship Of The Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Begin your journey into Middle-earth...The inspiration for the upcoming original series on Prime Video, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the...
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The Fall Of Gondolin
The Fall Of Gondolin
by J.R.R. Tolkien
"An essential historical reference for Middle-earth fans" (Entertainment Weekly), The Fall Of Gondolin is the final work of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth fiction, completing Christopher Tolkien’s life-long achievement as the editor and curator of his father’s manuscripts.In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers...
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Tales From The Perilous Realm
Tales From The Perilous Realm
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Never before published in a single volume, Tolkien’s four novellas (Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major, and Roverandom) and one book of poems (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) are gathered together for the first time. This new, definitive collection of works — which had appeared separately, in various formats...
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Smith of Wootton Major
Smith of Wootton Major
by J. R. R. Tolkien
A charming new pocket edition of one of Tolkien’s major pieces of short fiction, and his only finished work dating from after publication of The Lord of the Rings.What began as a preface to The Golden Key by George MacDonald eventually grew into this charming short story, so named by Tolkien to suggest an early work by P.G. Wodehouse....
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The Lays Of Beleriand
The Lays Of Beleriand
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The third volume that contains the early myths and legends which led to the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic tale of war, The Silmarillion.This, the third volume of The History of Middle-earth, gives us a privileged insight into the creation of the mythology of Middle-earth, through the alliterative verse tales of two of the most crucial...
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The Return Of The Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part One (History of Middle-earth Book 6)
The Return Of The Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part One (History of Middle-earth Book 6)
by J. R. R. Tolkien
The first part of The History of The Lord of the Rings, The Return Of The Shadow is J.R.R. Tolkien's enthralling account of the writing of the Book of the Century which contains many additional scenes and includes the unpublished Epilogue in its entirety.The Return of the Shadow is the story of the first part of the history of the...
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The Nature Of Middle-Earth
The Nature Of Middle-Earth
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The first ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects and perfect for those who have read and enjoyed The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth, and want to learn more about Tolkien’s magnificent world.It is well known that J.R.R....
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The Lord of the Rings Illustrated
The Lord of the Rings Illustrated
by J. R. R. Tolkien
For the first time ever, a very special edition of the J.R.R. Tolkien's classic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, gorgeously illustrated throughout in color by the author himself and with the complete text printed in two colors, plus sprayed edges and a ribbon bookmark.Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has...
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The Letters Of J.r.r. Tolkien
The Letters Of J.r.r. Tolkien
by J.R.R. Tolkien
This collection will entertain all who appreciate the art of masterful letter writing. The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien sheds much light on J.R.R. Tolkien's creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world: Middle-earth. Featuring a radically expanded index, this volume provides a valuable research tool for all fans...
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The Story Of Kullervo
The Story Of Kullervo
by J.R.R. Tolkien
“Shows how Finnish mythology and folk tales were instrumental to how Tolkien created his own legendarium.”—Boston Globe   Kullervo, son of Kalervo, is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters. “Hapless Kullervo,” as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny.  ...
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The Treason Of Isengard: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part 2 (History of Middle-earth Book 7)
The Treason Of Isengard: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part 2 (History of Middle-earth Book 7)
by J. R. R. Tolkien
The second part of The History of The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Treason Of Isengard enthralling account of the writing of the Book of the Century which contains many additional scenes and includes the unpublished Epilogue in its entirety.The Treason of Isengard continues the account of the creation of The Lord of the Rings...
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The Fall of Númenor: And Other Tales from the Second Age of Middle-earth
The Fall of Númenor: And Other Tales from the Second Age of Middle-earth
by J. R. R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings on the Second Age of Middle-earth, collected for the first time in one volume complete with new illustrations in watercolor and pencil by renowned artist Alan Lee.J.R.R. Tolkien famously described the Second Age of Middle-earth as a "dark age, and not very much of its history is (or need be) told." And for many...
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The Silmarillion [Illustrated Edition]: Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Silmarillion [Illustrated Edition]: Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien
by J. R. R. Tolkien
For the first time ever, a very special edition of the forerunner to The Lord of the Rings, illustrated throughout in color by J.R.R. Tolkien himself and with the complete text printed in two colors.The Silmarilli were three perfect jewels, fashioned by Fëanor, most gifted of the Elves, and within them was imprisoned the last Light of...
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The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition
The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition
by J.R.R. Tolkien
This deluxe hardcover edition of The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy, contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece.Bilbo Baggins...
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The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings
The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Begin your journey into Middle-earth... The inspiration for the upcoming original series on Prime Video, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.The Two Towers is the second part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind...
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The Book Of Lost Tales, Part Two (History of Middle-Earth 2)
The Book Of Lost Tales, Part Two (History of Middle-Earth 2)
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Book of Lost Tales: Part Two is the second of a two-volume set that contains the early myths and legends which led to the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic tale of war, The Silmarillion.The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916, when he was twenty-five years old, and left...
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Bilbo's Last Song
Bilbo's Last Song
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo’s Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkien’s epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a longing to set forth on his ultimate journey and a tender farewell to friends left behind....
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Letters From Father Christmas
Letters From Father Christmas
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The first ever paperback edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s complete Father Christmas letters, including a new introduction and rare archive materials.Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing...
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The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
by J.R.R. Tolkien
This beautiful gift edition of The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy, features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment...
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The Fall Of Arthur
The Fall Of Arthur
by J.R.R. Tolkien
New York Times bestseller “An incomplete but highly compelling retelling . . . An action-packed, doom-haunted saga, full of vivid natural description.”—New York Times Book ReviewThe Fall of Arthur recounts in verse the last campaign of King Arthur, who, even as he stands at the threshold of Mirkwood, is summoned back to Britain by news...
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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
by J. R. R. Tolkien
This revised and expanded edition of Tolkien’s own Hobbit-inspired poetry includes previously unpublished poems and notes, and is beautifully illustrated by Narnia artist Pauline Baynes.‘Here is something that no devotee of the Hobbit epic can afford to miss, while awaiting a further instalment of the history of these fascinating people...
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A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary
A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Scholarly and highly informative, this anthology represents a distinctive contribution to the understanding and enjoyment of Middle English literature. Kenneth Sisam's well-chosen extracts from writings of the 14th century illustrate a rising new spirit in vernacular works. Selections include excerpts from such tales as "Sir Gawayne and...
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A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages
A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages
by J. R. R. Tolkien
First ever critical study of Tolkien’s little-known essay, which reveals how language invention shaped the creation of Middle-earth and beyond, to George R R Martin’s Game of Thrones.J.R.R. Tolkien’s linguistic invention was a fundamental part of his artistic output, to the extent that later on in life he attributed the existence of his...
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Beren And Lúthien
Beren And Lúthien
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The New York Times BestsellerJ.R.R. Tolkien's Beren And Lúthien is one of the three 'Great Tales' of the Elder Days. The epic tale of Beren and Lúthien became an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of Tolkien’s First Age of the World. Always key to the story is the fate that shadowed their love:...
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Letters From Father Christmas
Letters From Father Christmas
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The first ever paperback edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s complete Father Christmas letters, including a new introduction and rare archive materials.Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing...
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The Lay Of Aotrou And Itroun
The Lay Of Aotrou And Itroun
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Unavailable for more than seventy years, this early but important work is published for the first time with Tolkien’s "Corrigan" poems and other supporting material, including a prefatory note by Christopher Tolkien. Set ‘In Britain’s land beyond the seas’ during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless...
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