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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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*[[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]]"
 
*[[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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==See also==
 
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*[[Letter to Humphrey Carpenter]] (letter from Tolkien)
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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]
  
*[[Humphrey Carpenter 21 March 1967]] (letter from Tolkien)
 
  
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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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