J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
A triumphant close . . . A grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force. -- Daily Telegraph An impressive achievement, unique among the imaginative works of our times. -- New York Herald Tribune