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(3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973 / Orange Free State)

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature there from 1945 to 1959. He was 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 his death, Tolkien's son Christopher published a series of works based on his ... more »

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  • Jack P Tollers (12/21/2011 12:44:00 PM)

    a good writer, a good man, positively brilliant

  • Sara S (1/22/2010 1:08:00 PM)

    very, very good writer and poet!

  • Adrian Rogers (2/27/2008 5:30:00 PM)

    Mr L.R wants to be his freind

  • Mo. (11/9/2007 10:24:00 AM)

    An expressional poet,
    Easy to understand

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