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.
'A continuation of the many previous volumes assembled
by Tolkien's son, Christopher Tolkien, that allow readers to see
the author "thinking... on paper". For devotees, this will be a
'How, given little over half a century, did one man
become the creative equivalent of a people?'