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J.R.R. Tolkien . Father of Middle Earth. 1892. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born January 3, 1892. His father was Arthur Tolkien and mother was Mabel Suffield. . 1911.

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J r r tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Father of Middle Earth


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1892

  • John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born January 3, 1892. His father was Arthur Tolkien and mother was Mabel Suffield.


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1911

  • Tolkien attended Exeter College in Oxford, England. There he joined many clubs to do with speech and literature. He also was in T.B.C.S, a club he formed with friends from when he was younger.


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1915

  • Tolkien received his First Class Degree from Oxford for English Language and Liturature.

  • Invents the language Qenya, which was based off Finnish.


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1916

  • Tolkien marries Edith Bratt March 22, 1916 before heading to the Western Front as lieutenant in the British Army.

  • He returned to England when he became sick with “trench fever”.


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1916

  • Tolkien begins to write “The Book of Lost Tales” which contains early versions oh the major stories in “The Silmarillion”.


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1925

  • Tolkien returns to Oxford as a Professor of Anglo-Saxon culture.

  • There he helped form the Inklings, which studied and wrote works of literature.

  • One of the most famous Inklings was C.S. Lewis.


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1937

  • “The Hobbit” was published by Stanly Unwin.

  • The book was a huge success and is still published today.


1954 1955

1954-1955

  • “Lord of the Rings” was published.

  • The books were a huge success.

  • The books reestablished fantasy as an adult genre.

  • It has sold over 50 million copies and is translated into about 30 languages.


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1973

  • J.R.R. Tolkien died September 2, 1973.

  • He is buried next to his wife, Edith.


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1977

  • “The Silmarillion” was published by Tolkien’s son, Christopher.


Today

Today

  • Tolkien’s unpublished works, such as “The Children of Húrin”(2007), are being published by his son, Christopher. He is titled as one of the greatest authors of the 21 century.


Works cited

Works Cited

  • Taylor, D J. “The Lion, the Witch and the Boardroom.” The Independent. N.p., 2009. Web. 27 Feb. 2010. <http://www.independent.co.uk/‌arts-entertainment/‌books/‌news/‌the-lion-the-witch-and-the-boardroom-673059.html>.Associated Press. Author Tolkien. 1967. Associated Press. AP Images. Web. 22 Feb. 2010.Lynch, Doris. J. R. R. Tolkien: Creator of Languages and Legends. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.Willett, Edward. J. R. R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Words. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.Carpenter, Humphrey. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography. 1977. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. Print.Carvalho, Álida. Túmulo de J.R.R. Tolkien esuaesposa Edith Brath. ReparenasinscriçõesBereneLuthiennalápide. N.d. Wikimedia Commons. Web. 23 Feb. 2010.Doughan, David. “Who Was Tolkien?” The Tolkien Society. The Tolkien Society, 2009. Web. 23 Feb. 2010. <http://www.tolkiensociety.org/‌tolkien/‌biography.html>.J.R.R Tolkien in th Army. 1916. Wikimedia Commons. Web. 23 Feb. 2010.Ninnet. Silmarillion Cover. N.d. Flickrcc. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2010.Playadura. The One Ring. N.d. Flickrcc. Web. 23 Feb. 2010.


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