Tolkien's famous translations and lectures on the story of two fifth-century heroes in northern Europe. / Published to match Tolkien's other book of translations, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , also reissued this month / Attractive new design as part of the Tolkien Collection, the matching library of B-format paperbacks
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.
‘How, given little over half a century, did one man become the
creative equivalent of a people?’