Christopher Tolkien

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Christopher Tolkien

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born
in Leeds, England, The United Kingdom
November 21, 1924

gender
male

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influences


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Christopher Reuel Tolkien is the youngest son of the author J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973), and is best known as the editor of much of his father's posthumously published work. He drew the original maps for his father's The Lord of the Rings, which he signed C. J. R. T. The J. stands for John, a baptismal name that he does not ordinarily use.

J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a great deal of material connected to the Middle-earth mythos that was not published in his lifetime. Although he had originally intended to publish The Silmarillion along with The Lord of the Rings, and parts of it were in a finished state, he died in 1973 with the project unfinished.

After his father's death, Christopher Tolkien embarked on organizing the masses of his father's notes,...more


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The Silmarillion
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“Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar”
Christopher Tolkien, The Hobbit

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