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.
'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th
'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to
'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.'