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ISBN-10: 0007458428

ISBN-13: 9780007458424

Edition: 2012

Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien

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List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publication date: 8/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and…