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'''Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter''' ([[29 April]] [[1946]] – [[4 January]]  [[2005]]) wrote the authorised biography of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] published by [[Allen and Unwin]] in 1977, and helped edit ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'', published in [[1981]]. He died at the young age of 58 from heart failure.
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'''Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter''' ([[29 April]] [[1946]] – [[4 January]]  [[2005]]) was [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s authorised biographer.
  
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In addition to ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]'', Carpenter wrote  ''[[The Inklings (book)|The Inklings]]'' and edited ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'' (with assistance from [[Christopher Tolkien]]).
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He died of heart failure at the age of 58, a day after the anniversary of Tolkien's birth. He is buried in [[Wolvercote Cemetery]].
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==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
 
===Books===
 
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*[[1971]]: ''[[Music Drama in Schools]]''
 
*[[1977]]: ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]''
 
*[[1977]]: ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]''
 
*[[1978]]: ''[[The Inklings (book)|The Inklings]]''
 
*[[1978]]: ''[[The Inklings (book)|The Inklings]]''
 
*[[1980]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Souvenir booklet commemorating twenty five years of its publication]]''
 
*[[1980]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Souvenir booklet commemorating twenty five years of its publication]]''
 
*[[1981]]: ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]''
 
*[[1981]]: ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]''
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*[[1984]]: ''[[The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature]]''
  
 
===Articles===
 
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*[[1977]]: [[:File:Sunday Telegraph Magazine (11-9-1977).jpg|''Sunday Telegraph Magazine'' (11/9/1977)]]
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**"[[:File:Humphrey Carpenter - A World of His Own.jpg|A World of His Own]]"
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*[[1977]]:[[Mallorn 10]]
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**“Table Talk: A Transcript of the After-dinner Speeches at the 1976 Annual General Meeting of the Tolkien Society,”,p. 34-43.
 
*[[1980]]: ''Minas Tirith Evening-Star'' 9, no. 2 (January 1980), pp.16-17
 
*[[1980]]: ''Minas Tirith Evening-Star'' 9, no. 2 (January 1980), pp.16-17
 
** "[[A Dialogue: Discussion by Humphrey Carpenter, Professor George Sayer and Dr. Clyde S. Kilby|A Dialogue: Discussion by Humphrey Carpenter, Professor George Sayer and Dr. Clyde S. Kilby; recorded Sept. 29, 1979, Wheaton, Illinois]]"
 
** "[[A Dialogue: Discussion by Humphrey Carpenter, Professor George Sayer and Dr. Clyde S. Kilby|A Dialogue: Discussion by Humphrey Carpenter, Professor George Sayer and Dr. Clyde S. Kilby; recorded Sept. 29, 1979, Wheaton, Illinois]]"
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* [[1988]]:[[Amon Hen 91|''Amon Hen'' 91]]
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** “‘Tolkien Reconsidered’: A Talk by Humphrey Carpenter Given at the Cheltenham Literary Festival,”
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*[[2001]]: ''The Sunday Times Magazine'', 25 November
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** “Our Brief Encounter,”
 
* [[2003]]: [[Christian History 78|''Christian History'', Issue 78]]
 
* [[2003]]: [[Christian History 78|''Christian History'', Issue 78]]
 
** "The 'idol' speaks"
 
** "The 'idol' speaks"
 
===Other===
 
*[[The Hobbit (1967 stage adaptation)|''The Hobbit'' (1967 stage adaptation)]]
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Letter to Humphrey Carpenter]] (letter from Tolkien)
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*[[The Hobbit (1967 stage adaptation)|''The Hobbit'' (1967 stage adaptation)]]
  
*[[Humphrey Carpenter 21 March 1967]] (letter from Tolkien)
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==External links==
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*[http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/features/3722966.print/ Remembering the Magic Man] at theoxfordtimes
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*[http://www.audensociety.org/09newsletter.html An Interview with Humphrey Carpenter, 27 April 1992]
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*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/greatlives/team.shtml Humphrey Carpenter Obituary]
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*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0076g3d Martin Wainwright interview Humphrey Carpenter]
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*[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/humphrey-carpenter-17973.html Obituary]
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*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00768nc Humphrey Carpenter about Lord Byron]
  
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Humphrey Carpenter
Biographical information
Born29 April 1946
Died4 January 2005
OccupationAuthor

Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter (29 April 19464 January 2005) was J.R.R. Tolkien's authorised biographer.

In addition to J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, Carpenter wrote The Inklings and edited The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (with assistance from Christopher Tolkien).

He died of heart failure at the age of 58, a day after the anniversary of Tolkien's birth. He is buried in Wolvercote Cemetery.

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