AUTHOR | J. R. R. TOLKIEN



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J. R. R. Tolkien | Fantasy, high fantasy, translation, literary criticism



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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972.
After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.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


Born: 1892-01-03

Born in: Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Died: 1973-09-02







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Go back?' he thought. 'No good at all! Go sideways? ...

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There is some good in this world, and it's worth fig...

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On their deathbed men will speak true, they say.

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Sam was the only member of the party who had not bee...

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Though mortal Men have little life beside the span o...

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I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: t...

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Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, ...

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And all the host laughed and wept, and in the midst ...

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The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I fee...

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Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven...

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Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I goTo heal my heart and d...

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Fair speech may hide a foul heart.

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Not all that have fallen are vanquished.

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I wish Merry was here,' he heard himself saying, and...

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So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have thei...

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He knew that all the hazards and perils were now dra...

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I'll get there, if I leave everything but my bones b...

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A King will have his way in his own hall, be it foll...

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