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J.R.R. Tolkien

(1987)
A Biography
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One day while grading papers, J.R.R. Tolkien inexplicably wrote "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" in the margin - thereby setting out on the path that would bring him fame, fortune, and the devotion of millions. A veteran of the Battle of the Somme, he was a close friend of C. S. Lewis and an editor of the OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY before becoming the Merton Professor of English at Oxford.

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Title: J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography
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December 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: J.R.R.Tolkien: A Biography
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography
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December 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography
Author(s): Humphrey Carpenter
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January 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography
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June 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
Author(s): Humphrey Carpenter
ISBN: 0-618-05702-1 / 978-0-618-05702-3 (USA edition)
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October 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
Author(s): Humphrey Carpenter
ISBN: 0-395-48676-9 / 978-0-395-48676-4 (USA edition)
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January 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
Author(s): Humphrey Carpenter
ISBN: 0-04-928070-8 / 978-0-04-928070-0 (UK edition)
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December 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: J.R.R.Tolkien: A Biography
Author(s): Humphrey Carpenter
ISBN: 0-04-928039-2 / 978-0-04-928039-7 (UK edition)
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Title: J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
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