The Classic Bestselling Fantasy Novel
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
'An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It
leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes,
some of them magnificent, in a region where everything is invented,
forest, moor, river, wilderness, town and the races which inhabit
'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the
'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to
'A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and
movement and greatness.'
'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.'