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Posted: 1/3/2006 5:57:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 6:05:38 AM EDT by Max_Power]


John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specialising in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. This was peopled by Men (and women), Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, Orcs (or Goblins) and of course Hobbits. He has regularly been condemned by the Eng. Lit. establishment, with honourable exceptions, but loved by literally millions of readers worldwide.

In the 1960s he was taken up by many members of the nascent "counter-culture" largely because of his concern with environmental issues. In 1997 he came top of three British polls, organised respectively by Channel 4 / Waterstone's, the Folio Society, and SFX, the UK's leading science fiction media magazine, amongst discerning readers asked to vote for the greatest book of the 20th century. Please note also that his name is spelt Tolkien (there is no "Tolkein").



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Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:06:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 7:08:23 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
Happy Birthday J.R.R.T!!!

Thanks!

ETA elvish

Aur Onnad Meren!
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:08:18 AM EDT
There are only a few books that I re-read every few years. "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" are included along with "Point of Impact" and "Dirty White Boys".
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:11:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WayneD:
There are only a few books that I re-read every few years. "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" are included along with "Point of Impact" and "Dirty White Boys".




I first read the set in 1969 and still have to read them every couple of years...
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:59:51 AM EDT
Feliz compleanos El Professor!
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