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Title: J'R'R' Tolkien


1
J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Man and a Myth

2
Early Life
  • John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in 1892.
  • Father died in 1896
  • With his mother and brother moved to West Midlands
  • Mother converted to Catholicism
  • Mother died in 1904
  • Young John and brother lived off the generosity
    of family priest.
  • J.R.R. stayed Catholic

3
Into Adulthood
  • Graduated from Oxford 1915
  • Married Edith 1916
  • Joined up and went to war--World War I
  • Became Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford

4
The Silmarillion
  • Started working on it at age 17
  • Was working on it the week he died
  • Published after his death
  • The definitive Middle-Earth History

5
The Hobbit
  • Originally written for his children
  • The Hero is a Hobbit named Bilbo
  • Goes on a journey with Dwarves and Gandalf the
    Wizard
  • Bilbo finds the Ring during his journey
  • Defeats the dragon Smaug
  • Tolkien also illustrated the book

6
The Lord of The Rings
  • Intended to be a sequel for The Hobbit
  • Became a sequel to the Silmarillion as well
  • Wrote it as six books
  • Published in three volumes
  • Illustrated the Covers

7
Lord of the Rings (story)
  • The hero is a Hobbit named Frodo, nephew of Bilbo
  • Goes on a journey to destroy the Ring of Power
    with eight companions
  • Gets into many adventures
  • Destroys the Ring at Mount Doom with the help of
    Gollum

8
The Movie
  • Movie version of the Fellowship of the Ring comes
    out at end of this year
  • Two others to follow next two years
  • Looks pretty SWEET!
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