J.R.R. Tolkien

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A photo of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.
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AncientFaces commented on Sep 22
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 - 1973) wrote books and poetry, and was a distinguished Professor at Oxford University. Best known for "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings", his son Christopher posthumously gathered his old notes and manuscripts to create "The Silmarillion", which had 5 parts. A friend of C. S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien is credited with being the father of "high fantasy".

Born in South Africa where his father was a bank manager, Tolkien moved to England with his mother when he was 3. He was home schooled by her until she died when he was 12. His father had died earlier, leaving him and his younger brother orphans. After that, the boys were raised by a Catholic priest and were sent to King Edward's School and later, Oxford. He went on to marry and have four children.

The Hobbit was published in 1937, The Lord of the Rings was published during the years of 1954 - 1955, and The Silmarillion was published in 1977. We will always remember the life of the orphan boy with his dazzling imagination.
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