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Tolkien Fantasy Tales Box Set (The Tolkien Reader, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight): Essays, Epics, and Translations from the Creator of Middle-earth

Tolkien Fantasy Tales Box Set (The Tolkien Reader, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight): Essays, Epics, and Translations from the Creator of Middle-earth

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Overview

The ultimate companion to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings—a four-book collection of stories, translations, and archival material by the master of fantasy
 
Perfect for readers looking to dig deeper into Tolkien’s writing, this four-book set includes everything from hard-to-find short writings and translations of medieval poems to the must-have companion to the beloved Lord of the Rings epic, The Silmarillion.
 
The Tolkien Reader: A collection of fantastical short stories and essays on imagination and narrative forms, including The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Tree and Leaf
 
The Silmarillion: The epic precursor to The Lord of the Rings, set primarily in the First Age of Middle-earth, recounting the ancient drama of the Elder Days and the harrowing origins of the adventure that ends with Frodo and the One Ring
 
Unfinished Tales: Collected lore and legends from across the ages of Middle-earth, including the only surviving story of Númenor, the greatest kingdom of men, before its downfall in the Second Age
 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo: Three masterpieces of medieval poetry, skillfully translated by J.R.R. Tolkien, that weave a bright tapestry of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy quests


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345466464
Publisher: Random House Worlds
Publication date: 07/29/2003
Sales rank: 298,410
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 4.00(d)

About the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.

Date of Birth:

January 3, 1892

Date of Death:

September 2, 1973

Place of Birth:

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)

Place of Death:

Oxford, England

Education:

B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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