J.R.R. Tolkien

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J.R.R. Tolkien


Born
in Bloemfontein, Mangaung, Free State, South Africa
January 03, 1892

Died
September 02, 1973

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English language and literature from 1945 to 1959. He was a close friend of C.S. Lewis.

Christopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion . These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented l
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The Hobbit

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4.32 avg rating — 1,585,655 ratings — published 1954 — 522 editions
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The Two Towers (The Lord of...

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The Return of the King (The...

4.49 avg rating — 456,581 ratings — published 1955 — 432 editions
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The Lord of the Rings (The ...

4.46 avg rating — 389,016 ratings — published 1955 — 350 editions
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The Silmarillion

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4.59 avg rating — 87,598 ratings — published 1973 — 65 editions
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The Children of Húrin

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Unfinished Tales of Númenor...

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The Book of Lost Tales, Par...

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The Hobbit The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King The Silmarillion Unfinished Tales of Númenor... The Children of Húrin
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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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