J.R.R. Tolkien: The Authorised Biography
di Humphrey Carpenter
1° ed. Economica 1978
Unwin Paperbacks, Londra
Quarta di copertina
“Rich and beautifully told”
“Painstaking biography… absolutely fascinating”
In this full-lenght, authorised biography, Humphrey Carpenter draws upon all of Tolkien’s private papers, diares and manuscripts, together with interviews with family and friends. He builds up a fascinating portrait of Tolkien’s childhood, adolescence and war service and recounts how Tolkien achieved high repute as a scholar and university teacher. Then quite suddenly Tolkien found himself the author of a bestselling children’s book, The Hobbit. Humphrey Carpenter follows the long and painful process of creation that produced The Lord of Rings and The Silmarillion and others a wealth of information about Tolkien’s life and word.
“Intelligent and sympathetic study”
“Painstaking and often moving account”
Times Literary Supplement
Humphrey Carpenter’s plain, unvarnished tale is absolutely gripping”
L’Appendice C con gli scritti pubblicati di J.R.R. Tolkien è aggiornata fino al 1977. Il volume presenta 14 fotografie in bianco e nero.