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British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works

J. R. R. Tolkien is ...

Dead
Born 3 Jan 1892 in Bloemfontein
Died 2 Sep 1973 in Bournemouth
Age81 years, 7 months
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J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien
Photograph of the building at 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford, England, former home of the author J. R. R. Tolkien (1930 - 1947).

About J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (UK: ; 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) 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 After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.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, invented languages, and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda and Middle-earth within it. Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the term legendarium to the larger part of these writings. While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature—or, more precisely, of high fantasy. In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Forbes ranked him the 5th top-earning "dead celebrity" in 2009.

He is also known as John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Tolkien and J-R-R Tolkien.

Books

J. R. R. Tolkien has written:

The Return of the King
1955 Book by J. R. R. Tolkien
1955
Ainulindalë
first part in The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien
1977
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary
by J. R. R. Tolkien
2014
Valaquenta
second tale in The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien
1977
Finn and Hengest
essay by J. R. R. Tolkien
1982
The Father Christmas Letters
book
1976
Farmer Giles of Ham
book
1949
The Book of Lost Tales
collection of stories by J. R. R. Tolkien
1983
The Fall of Arthur
unfinished poem by J. R. R. Tolkien
2013
Unfinished Tales
book
1980
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
book
1962
Smith of Wootton Major
book
1967
Akallabêth
fourth part in The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien
1977
The War of the Jewels
11th volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'
1994
Morgoth's Ring
10'th volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'
1993
The Annotated Hobbit
Douglas A. Anderson's annotated version from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
1988
Roverandom
book
1998
Songs for the Philologists
The History of The Hobbit
2007
The Lays of Beleriand
third volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'
1985
The Lost Road and Other Writings
fifth volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'
1987
Mr. Bliss
book
1982
The Peoples of Middle-earth
12th and last volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'
1996
The Shaping of Middle-earth
fourth volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'
1986
A Secret Vice
The Story of Kullervo
2015
Tales from the Perilous Realm
1997
Tree and Leaf
book
1964
The Monsters and the Critics
book
1983
The Tolkien Reader
anthology
Poems and Stories
1980
Beowulf and the Critics
book
A Tolkien Miscellany
The Return of the Shadow
sixth volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'
2002
The Treason of Isengard
seventh volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'
The War of the Ring
eighth volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'
Sauron Defeated
ninth volume of the 12-volume series 'The History of Middle-earth'