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After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.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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I stand in Minas Anor, the Tower of the Sun; and beh...

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All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who...

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Still round the corner there may wait A new road or ...

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grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mould ...

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Not all those who wander are lost.

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Never laugh at live dragons.

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Somehow the killing of the giant spider, all alone b...

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My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are sword...

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Courage will now be your best defence against the st...

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Fare well we call to hearth and hallThough wind may ...

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I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are a...

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Pippin glanced in some wonder at the face now close ...

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Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a sol...

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Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that came down...

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Dead men are not friends to living men, and give the...

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To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face

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Far more often than asking the question 'Is it true?...

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War must be, while we defend our lives against a des...

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End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just...

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It is not the strength of the body that counts, but ...

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