For readers and students getting to grips with the world of Middle Earth for the first time, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Guide for the Perplexed is an essential guide to the author's life and work.
The book helps readers explore:
· Tolkien's life and times
· Tolkien's mythical world
· The major works - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
· Posthumous publications - from The Silmarillion to The Fall of Gondolin
With reference to major adaptations, Tolkien's sources and key scholarly and critical writings, this is an accessible and authoritative guide to one of the 20th century's greatest and most popular writers.