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J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend (ISBN 9780745955148) is a 219-page biography of J.R.R. Tolkien by Colin Duriez, published in 2012 by Lion Hudson Ltd.. It is intended for the every-day reader, as opposed to being a work of Tolkien scholarship.

Duriez chose to begin writing the biography in part because of new documents, private letters, etc. that surfaced after the time Humphrey Carpenter wrote J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, which had been the single prevalent account of Tolkien's life.

Table of Contents Edit

  • Foreword
  1. "I am in fact a hobbit..."
  2. Edith
  3. Schooldays and the T.C.B.S.
  4. Oxford and the dawn of a New Life
  5. The Shadow of War
  6. War and Loss
  7. Recovery, "W", and Half a Million Words
  8. Leeds and Dragons
  9. Oxford and C.S. Lewis
  10. Of Hobbits and Inklings
  11. Tolkien's Second War
  12. The Struggle to Publish
  13. The Tolkien Phenomenon, and Farewell
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index