Just How Many Books Did J.R.R. Tolkien Write?

JRR Tolkien 1925

J.R.R. Tolkien is a figure that is considered by many to be the grandfather of modern high fantasy fiction. While academics can argue and point out there were fantasy authors in his time and even before, it’s hard to deny the incredible influence that this author had on the genre. Most famous for his fictional …

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How Many Hobbit Books Are There?

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Ah, The Hobbit. There have been so many adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy that followed a generation later. There is only one Hobbit book, that being The Hobbit published n 1937 by J.R.R. Tolkien. The intended sequel was never written, being transformed into the related but separate …

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Why Are Famous First Editions Less Valuable?

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If you’re new to the world of antique book collecting, being a book hound, or flipping antiques, you might be surprised to learn that quite often the most valuable first editions/first printings of an author are often times relatively unknown titles. Meanwhile, the famous books the authors are known for are valuable, but sometimes a …

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What Order Should I Read the Robert Greene Books?

Robert Greene Books on Bedspread

Robert Greene is an author who has garnered a lot of controversy for different reasons depending on the groups. His books deep diving topics like power, charisma, seduction, and leadership are either lauded or reviled – once again, based on who you talk to. Even the general look at the books varies within different demographic …

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How Many Books Did Hemingway Write?

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This is a straight forward enough question, isn’t it? How many books did one of the most famous writers in American history write? Well…maybe not. There are the many books Hemingway wrote that were published in his lifetime, both fiction and non-fiction, but do you count the creative pamphlets (a common practice among many budding …

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Sinclair Lewis Antique Books

This is a topic that is extremely close to my heart, and with good reason. Sinclair Lewis first edition novels are valuable collectibles, as this oft-forgotten author’s influence on American literature and American society can’t be underestimated. In his time he was a literary giant, someone everyone during the times of Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and …

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Early Sinclair Lewis Book Collecting Guide

Sinclair Lewis Public Domain Portrait

Sinclair Lewis was a giant in American literature and one of the major voices of the 20th century. Also he is among the most forgotten, which is definitely strange when you look at how big an influence he was in culture, literature, and politics. Lauded as a huge influence to John Steinbeck, among many others, …

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