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Beowulf A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell

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ISBN-10: 0007590075

ISBN-13: 9780007590070

Edition: N/A

Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

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List price: $75.00
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publication date: 5/22/2014
Binding: Box or Slipcased 
Pages: 448
Size: 9.25" wide x 6.10" long x 1.81" tall
Weight: 2.706
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…    

Christopher Reuel Tolkien was born on November 21, 1924 in Leeds, England. He is author J.R.R. Tolkien's youngest son and is known for having edited and published much of his father's work posthumously, including The Children of H�rin.