J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
'One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a
marvellous fantasy adventure'
'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and
trolls... an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up
to a devastating climax'
'A flawless masterpiece'