A very interesting guide to Tolkien, his life and his work as the father of modern fantasy. Influences on his work include the First World War, and his career as an Oxford don. His intricate, imaginative fantasy world remains hugely popular today.
A very readable companion, this Brief Guide includes everything J.R.R. Tolkien: a brief biography, a critical view of Tolkien and what the literati think of him, his profession as a linguist, how Beowulf and other works influenced him, how he invented the nomenclatures and languages for Middle-earth, and much more.