- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Harpercollins; Enlarged edition edition (2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007202474
- ISBN-13: 978-0007202478
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 66 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,841,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Smith of Wootton Major Hardcover – 2005
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About the Author
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.