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J. R. R. Tolkien

Author (3-Jan-1892 — 2-Sep-1973)


Humphrey Carpenter. Tolkien: The Authorized Biography. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1977. 287pp.

Humphrey Carpenter. The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Their Friends. HarperCollins. 2006. 304pp.

Jane Chance (editor). Tolkien the Medievalist. Routledge. 2003. 295pp.

Colin Duriez. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship. Hidden Spring. 2003. 244pp.

Anne E. Neimark. Myth Maker: J. R. R. Tolkien. Harcourt Brace & Company. 1996. 118pp.

Jane Chance Nitzsche. Tolkien's Art: A Mythology for England. London: Macmillan. 1979. 164pp.

Christina Scull; Wayne G. Hammond. The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion & Guide. Houghton Mifflin. 2006. 996pp.

T. A. Shippey. J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century. London: HarperCollins. 2000. 348pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.761)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.704)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1466)

  8. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.186)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.237)

  10. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1235-38)

  11. Current Biography, 1967 Yearbook (pp.415-18)

  12. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1430-32)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1031)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.485)

  15. Twentieth Century Dictionary of Christian Biography (p.389)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, pp.671-73)

  17. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.523)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.26)

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