Author(s): Running Press
J.R.R. Tolkien's admirers form an international community of writers, scholars, and artists. This richly illustrated anthology gathers together three decades of work dedicated to the master of fantasy. With poems, stories, songs, and dozens of illustrations, " A Tolkien Treasury is a unique celebration of the author and his creations--the mythical world of Middle-Earth and the magical creatures who inhabit it. Critical essays by W.H. Auden, Edmund Wilson, Colin Wilson, and others explore Tolkien's imaginative world. Scenes from, " The Hobbit, " and, " Lord of the Rings, " are brought to life in drawings by Michael Green and full-color paintings by Tom Kirk. Also included is a concise biography that offers insights into the author's life, quizzes, recipes, and more.
J.R.R Tolkien served in World War I before returning to his alma mater, Oxford, where he taught philology and medieval literature. Fascinated by language Tolkien invented his own "Elvish" which led into his own mythology. The Hobbit was first published in in 1937 followed by the trilogy The Lord of the Rings in 1954--55.