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Title: J'R'R' TOLKIEN


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J.R.R. TOLKIEN
1892 - 1973
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in
Bloemfontein, South Africa, on 3rd January 1892.
His parents both came from Birmingham, England,
and were staying in South Africa on business.
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In 1896 his mother and his younger brother Hilary
returned to England on a short visit , for first
time to her parents, and while here, their
father died of a severe brain hemorrhage before
he could join them.
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  • Tolkien baby

Tolkien and his brother
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This old photo shows Sarehole , on the
south-eastern edge of Birmingham, as it was when
Tolkien grew up here and Spend a happy
childhood.
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  • His mother died when he was only twelve and both
    he and his brother were made wards of the local
    priest, Father Francis Morgan

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TOLKIEN IN 1911 King Edward's School, Birmingham
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English Language and Literature at Oxford
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  • In 1915, Tolkien joined the British Army effort
    in World War I and served as a second lieutenant
    in the eleventh battalion of the Lancashire
    Fusiliers.

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Tolkien married Edith Bratt in March, 1916
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1917
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TOLKIEN FAMILY
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  • Tolkien and Edith had four children

John Francis (November 17, 1917)
Michael Hilary (October 19201984)
Christopher John (1924)
and Priscilla Anne Reuel (1929).
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OXFORD
  • Tolkien's first civilian job after World War I
    was at the Oxford English Dictionary (among
    others, he initiated the entries wasp and
    walrus). In 1920 he took up a post as Reader in
    English language at the University of Leeds, and
    in 1924 was made a professor there, but in 1925
    he returned to Oxford as a professor of
    Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College.

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Tolkien was to remain at Oxford for the rest of
his life, teaching, researching, and becoming a
highly respected scholar
Oxford Christ Church
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1926 Friendship with C.S. Lewis begins
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His phenomenally successful career as a novelist
came about almost by accident, when a story he
had written for his children, The Hobbit in
1937.
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1937 "The Hobbit" is published. Tolkien begins
to write a sequel, which eventually becomes "The
Lord of the Rings".
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Tolkien never expected his fictional stories to
become popular, but he was persuaded by a former
student to publish the book
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1954 Publication of "The Lord of the Rings",
volumes One and Two.
1955 Publication of "The Lord of the Rings",
volume Three.
1962 Publication of "The adventures of Tom
Bombadil".
1964 Publication of "Tree and Leaf".
1967 Publication of "Smith of Wooton Major", and
"The Road goes ever on".
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Cover design for the three volumes of The Lord of
the Rings by Tolkien
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  • Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford
    University in 1972

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Last Know photography, under his favorite
tree in the Botanic Garden
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1971 Edith Tolkien dies, aged 82.
1973 2nd September, J.R.R. Tolkien dies aged 81.
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Fellowship of the Ring December 19, 2001
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The Two Towers December 18, 2002
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Return of the King December 17, 2003
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www.lordoftherings.net
www.planet-Tolkien.com
http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien
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