was an English mathematician, logician, portrait photographer, poet, clergyman, professor, and writer.
He is best known for his books Alice In Wonderland (1865) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (1872). If you'd like to read further, the Alice books and poems, such as The Hunting of the Snark (1876), are built on mathematical illogic and paradox.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973), born of English parents in South Africa, was a renouned scholar of the English Language (Old and Middle English, especially) and Literature,
Professor at Oxford and member of the New English Dictionary, amid other academic distinctions.
Among Tolkien's hobbies was the invention of languages and the writing of stories. The ones he is best known for are The Hobbit (1937) and the trilogy entitled The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955): The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.
Each writer in his own way, both Carroll and Tolkien were endowed with a priviledged imagination and fertile creativity, which led them to produce fascinating literary work.
From the captivating pages they have left us, extra-ordinary worlds and characters, and uses of language, as well, unfold.
Both Carroll and Tolkien were writers whose stories are to be read and savored! And their work surely deserves to be savored more than once. :)
Both Tolkien's and Carroll's fascinating stories, whichever style or themes you prefer, can make great companions for a quiet holiday or a rainy day!
Afterall, what can be nicer and cozier than a good book to relax and fantasize with, and learn pleasantly from, when we have some free time, or time to spend quitely at home?!...
Do you know that has the best range of electronic books online? It's worth also checking their enormous and growing list of downloadable books (there are over 40 categories)!
In addition to the price of an , a lot lower than regular books, another of the many advantages is that you can download and start enjoying it right away:). It's really so easy and practical! Try one, if you haven't yet:)...
Another convenience that the computer age and the Web have brought to us are Online Libraries.
Try searching below – my favorite, and actually the largest Online Library below – and discover what has been written about (or related to) any of Carroll's or Tolkien's masterpieces, the authors, themselves, or their literary genre:
If this is your first visit to a library on-line, then why don't you and try out Questia's Online Library with this ?
Here's a tip you may be happy for:
search Half.com below for books (also CD's or DVD's), and you'll be surprised to find bargains at $1.99 or less, and most favorite books 50-90% off! This is an incredible place on-line, you'll discover.
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Also worth checking for your Lewis Carroll or J.R.R.Tolkien reading companion is , where we can often find attractive discounts and promotions, in addition to (new or used). Try it out here: .
Lord of the Rings – worth keeping a record of
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Do you know that as of March 5, 2002, The Lord of The Rings was reportedly among the top 10 biggest money-making films of all time?!
The Fellowship of The Ring had reached eighth place on the list ($749.6 million) – though it was expected to drop back after the re-release of E.T., toward the end of March, that same year.
The first Lord Of The Rings film was released on video and DVD in the US in August, 2002, and in the UK in September.
The DVD was a double-disc set featuring two hours of extra material.
A superb DVD set, worth playing many, many, many times, indeed! And...it made us hungry for the next...
Have you gotten yours?:) I believe it a “must-have” for those who love the genre.
Do you know that the second Lord Of The Rings film features a computer generated character?
Actor Andy Serkis, who is responsible for the role, in combination with the computer animation, has been cited in the American Press:
I play him as if he's a junkie and his fix is the ring. [ . . . ] I've tried to make him as human as possible in that way.
Here's how The Washington Post has described Andy Serkis' computer-animated character: a slimy little reptilian creature.
Can you guess which character they are referring to?:)...
Additional links that you may enjoy checking:
Amazon.com's for Tolkien's and Carroll's books. There are every day at this special section of the Amazon.com web site!
It surely does not hurt to click on the link and see if you're lucky today, finding just what you want at a bargain price!:)...
In view of the enormous publicity around the film The Lord of the Rings, you may also find Tolkien's books at Amazon.com's section, as well as on their pages.
Additionally, at their section you should be able to find both Tolkien's and Carroll's works.
There may also be – check this link, if you'd rather be told one of these fascinating stories.
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