J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
`A seamless editorial construct, the capstone to a job
Christopher Tolkien began with The Silmarillion'
`Critical moments are caught, as in The Children of Hurin, by
Alan Lee's nine outstanding colour plates'
Times Literary Supplement