J.R.R Tolkien

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J.R.R Tolkien

- J.R.R Tolkien has published 45 pieces of literature.-Other books published by J.R.R Tolkien are; The Road Goes Ever On, Tree and Leaf, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and Farmer Giles of Ham-Tolkien's devotion to the Catholic faith was a significant factor in the conversion of C. S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity- His life influenced his writing style in many ways. For example the theme of heroism comes from his faith in Jesus, the wars in his series The Lord of the Rings comes from his own experience fighting in WWI, he was bite by a tarantula and that is what inspired the spiders in The Lord of The Rings, and the true love between his characters comes from his devotion and love to his wife.


1892 - Born 1916- Gets Married1920 - Works at Oxford1925 - Publishes first book1926- Meets C.S. Lewis1937 - Publishes The Hobbit1954 - Lord of the Rings is Published1959- Retires1973- Dies

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series are grouped among the most popular books in the world, having sold tens of millions of copies. The Rings trilogy was also adapted by director Peter Jackson into a highly popular, award-winning trio of films starring Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett and more.


- In 1972 Tolkien recieved a CBE from the Queen. He became a "Commander of the Order of the British Empire" for his services to Literature.- His success with The Lord of The Rings makes him "the father of the modern high fantasy genre."- The Lord of the Rings ranks as one of he most popular works of fiction of the twentieth century.- Art pieces have been inspired by Tolkien's world, for example Queen Margrethe II of Denmark created illustrations to LOTR in the early 1970s- The movie rendition of The Lord of The Rings has won 18 Oscars

J. R. R. Tolkien



Lord of the Rings Summary

“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” - J.R.R. Tolkien


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