Thank you for this illuminating Biography. The edition- both, actually- you know- share the wealth with a friend- arrived in very good time and condition. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Elizabeth Eriksson
A wonderful book that captures the essence and life of Mr. Tolkien, Rhythmically paced read as well as extremely informative. More focused on the man rather than his works. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004 by C. F. Jones
The reason why I chose this book is because I respect Tolkien for all his accomplishments as an author and I wanted to know a little more about him then I already did. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003 by "twistdisues"
This is the only biography of Tolkien which I have read. It was good and I enjoyed it, but it feels like something was missing. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003 by Brian G Hedges
Sadly, Carpenter's standard biography of Tolkien is written by a man wholely unsympathetic with Tolkien's life work and beliefs. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002 by Amazon Customer
I cannot recommend this book enough for fans of Tolkien. Gaining access to his inner life and the days of his childhood is utterly marvelous! Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2002
My favorite thing about Humphrey Carpenter's biography of J.R.R. Tolkien is the way we gain insight into the inspirations for Tolkien's writings. Read morePublished on July 22 2002 by Art Turner
This book could be divided into two: one documenting the story of his personal and professional lives, the othe explaining the history and development of his mythology. Read morePublished on June 3 2002 by H. D. Hairhowser