September 21, 2010

On Sept. 21, 1937

On this day in 1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was published.

Born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, this author is best known for his original worlds and creatures, many of whom appear in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories.

Through a thorough exploration of his life and work, Edward Willett brings to life the inner workings of the mind of this author who made fantasy writing what it is today. Photographs and Internet addresses are included.

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