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J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specialising in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. This was peopled by Men (and women), Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, Orcs (or Goblins) and of course Hobbits. He has regularly been condemned by the Eng. Lit. establishment, with honourable exceptions, but loved by literally millions of readers worldwide.

In the 1960s he was taken up by many members of the nascent "counter-culture" largely because of his concern with environmental issues. In 1997 he came top of three British polls, organised respectively by Channel 4 / Waterstone's, the Folio Society, and SFX, the UK's leading science fiction media magazine, amongst discerning readers asked to vote for the greatest book of the 20th century.

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English writer and philologist (1892–1973)

Born 3 January 1892
Died 2 September 1973

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  • Cover of: The Hobbit
    First published in 1937 459 editions in 29 languages — 88 previewable Cover of edition hobbitalbotamizp0000tolk Cover of edition hobbitortherebac0000tolk_y8a9 Cover of edition derkleinehobbit0000tolk Cover of edition elhobbitohistori0000tolk_c5o2 Cover of edition chatcuanhungchic0000tolk Cover of edition elhobbitohistori0000tolk Cover of edition bilboenhobbitsav0000tolk Cover of edition hobbitortherebac0000tolk_g4l2 Cover of edition dehobbit0000tolk

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  • Cover of: The Fellowship of Ring

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  • Cover of: The Two Towers: Being the second part of The Lord of the Rings

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  • Cover of: The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings

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  • Cover of: The Lord of the Rings

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  • Cover of: The Silmarillion
    First published in 1977 147 editions in 12 languages — 26 previewable Cover of edition silmarillion0000unse_s4i7 Cover of edition lesilmarillionhi0000jrrt Cover of edition isbn_9787806577271 Cover of edition silmarillion0000tolk_v2r3 Cover of edition silmarillion0000chri Cover of edition elsilmarillion0000jrrt Cover of edition silmarilliontolk0000unse Cover of edition silmarillion0000tolk Cover of edition isbn_0261102427

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  • Cover of: Narn i chîn Húrin: The Children of Húrin

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  • Cover of: Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth

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  • Cover of: Farmer Giles of Ham
    First published in 1949 54 editions in 6 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition farmergilesofham00tolk

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  • Cover of: Letters from Father Christmas

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  • Cover of: The Book of Lost Tales: Part I

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  • Cover of: Smith of Wootton Major
    First published in 1967 27 editions in 2 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition smithofwoottonma00jrrt Cover of edition smithofwoottonma1975tolk

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  • Cover of: Tales from the perilous realm
    First published in 1993 26 editions in 3 languages — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: The Fall of Gondolin
    First published in 1985 25 editions in 6 languages — 4 previewable Cover of edition lacaidadegondoli0000tolk Cover of edition fallofgondolin0000jrrt Cover of edition fallofgondolin0000tolk

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  • Cover of: Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Boxed Set

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  • Cover of: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
    First published in 2009 22 editions in 6 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition legendofsigurdgu0000tolk_b3h0 Cover of edition legendofsigurdgu0000tolk

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  • Cover of: Tree and leaf
    First published in 1964 22 editions in 3 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition treeleaf00tolk

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  • Cover of: Bilbo's Last Song: (At the Grey Havens)

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  • Cover of: The Book of Lost Tales: Part II
    First published in 1984 22 editions in 4 languages — 6 previewable Cover of edition snj.bookoflosttales0002tolk Cover of edition isbn_9783608965902 Cover of edition histoiredelaterr0000jrrt Cover of edition bookoflosttalesp00jrrt Cover of edition bookoflosttales0000tolk_f5a8

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  • Cover of: Beren and Lúthien
    First published in 2017 21 editions in 7 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition berenluthien0000tolk

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English writer and philologist (1892–1973)

Born 3 January 1892
Died 2 September 1973

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