Biography of J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was an English writer and academic with a love of languages. His interest in myths and legends brought us The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and the many races of Middle-earth. These stories made him the father of the fantasy genre.

J. R. R. Tolkien had a aptitude for languages from an early age. His love of myths and legends and a desire to tell stories brought us the tales of Middle-earth in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. But before the fiction came service in World War I and an academic career. Read the full biography page of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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