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ISBN-10: 0618391118

ISBN-13: 9780618391110

Edition: 2nd 2004

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

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List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.37" wide x 9.63" long x 1.37" tall
Weight: 3.498

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…