J r r tolkien biography family origins childhood at the age of 16, jrr tolkien met edith mary bratt , who was three years his senior, when he and his brother hilary moved into the boarding house where she lived in duchess road, edgbaston. J r r tolkien short biography john ronald reuel tolkien was born in bloemfontein, south africa, on january 3, 1892, to arthur tolkien and mabel mabel tolkien died in 1904, and the tolkien brothers were sent to live with a relative and in boarding homes, with a catholic priest assuming. The tolkien society good spot for more academic tolkien scholarship, including a fine detailed biography jrr tolkien was an expert linguist and a longtime professor of language and literature at oxford university he was also part of cs lewis's informal group of scholars and writers known as. [humphrey carpenter, tolkien the authorised biography, page 111, 200] 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.
John ronald reuel tolkien, cbe (3 january 1892 - 2 september 1973) was 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. J r r tolkien quite the same wikipedia just better tolkien's childhood in africa was cut short when his mother decided the boys would be better educated in their native england at the age of three, tolkien and his mother and younger brother left for their homeland while arthur stayed behind to. This is a short illustrated biography of j r r tolkien it emphasises his formative childhood in warwickshire, and illustrates shows some locations in warwickshire that are particularly evocative of certain places in his books tolkien's warwickshire. Children: christopher tolkien, john tolkien, michael tolkien, priscilla tolkien religion: roman catholic jrr tolkien was an internationally eminent writer, most popular for his dark fantasy stories his areas of expertise were often inspirations drawn from germanic people, including poetry.
John ronald reuel tolkien was born to arthur tolkien, who was of german ancestry and third generation english and english woman, mabel suffeld on the night of jan 3 1892 arthur and mabel had been married on april 16, 1891. English writer jrr tolkien is a towering figure in fantasy literature jrr tolkien's colleagues at oxford included the famed poet and author robert graves in 2006 one of jrr tolkien's sons, christopher tolkien, announced the completion of the 30-year editing process for the publication of. The tolkien name was derived from german tolkien (who was fascinated with languages said the surname came from the german word tollkühn, meaning foolhardy tolkien was born in orange free state, south africa, but moved to england aged three. Tolkien biography philologist, author, mythmaker and creator of middle earth professor of anglo-saxon at oxford university, a brilliant philologist, and a self-described hobbit, jrr tolkien created two of the best-loved stories of the 20th century, the hobbit and the lord of the rings, recently made into a multiple award-winning movie by the director peter jackson for new line cinema.
Although tolkien is best well known for his work the lord of the rings and the hobbit, he has written many other pieces he was born in 1892 and experienced many life altering events such as two world wars and the cold war his unique writing style was influenced by events affecting him throughout his. Since i was a boy, jrr tolkien was my favorite author so it was natural that sooner or later i will have to read about the man himself i knew many of the details in this biography, but here was the first time i actually read a complete chronicle of his life. Tolkien was a member of the inklings, an informal but talented group of readers and writers that included c s lewis and charles williams, two other major twentieth-century fantasists an immensely gifted linguist, tolkien spoke and/or wrote greek, gothic, finnish, old english, and other languages. John ronald reuel tolkien, better known as jrr tolkien, was born on january third 1892 in bloemfontein south africa and was the son of jrr tolkien merely mentioning the name jrr tolkien conjures up fantasies though his trilogy the lord of the rings is well known, not much else. Tolkien was born on jan 3, 1892, the son of english-born parents in bloemfontein, in the orange free state of south africa, where his father worked as a bank manager to escape the heat and dust of southern africa and to better guard the delicate health of ronald (as he was called), tolkien's mother.
J r r tolkien: a biography, written by humphrey carpenter, was first published in 1977 it is called the authorized biography of j r r tolkien, creator of the lord of the rings and many other works it was first published in london by george allen & unwin, then published in the united. Biography of jrr tolkien j r r tolkien (1892 - 1973) english author, philologist and poet tolkien was best known for his fantasy creations of middle-earth - writing the hobbit, and the epic trilogy 'the lord of the rings. J r r tolkien: a biography, written by humphrey carpenter, was first published in 1977 it is called the 'authorized biography' of j r r tolkien, creator of the lord of the rings and many other works it was first published in london by george allen & unwin, then published in the united.
J r r tolkien: a biography from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia tolkien was appointed a commander of the order of the british empire by queen elizabeth ii on 28 march 1972, after tolkiens death, his son christopher published a series of works based on his fathers extensive notes and. Biography of jrr tolkien essay - not all that glitters is gold, not all who wander are lost, this is my favorite quote from my favorite author, the - john ronald reuel tolkien (jrrtolkien) was a philologist in the very strict sense of the word this term, philologist, comes from greek [φίλος (philos. J r r tolkien gained a reputation during the 1960s and 1970s as a cult figure (a person with a devoted following amongst a small group of people) among youths discouraged by war and the technological age from his work the hobbit and the trilogy that followed, the lord of the rings.
The authorized biography of the creator of middle-earth in the decades since his death in september 1973, millions have read the hobbit, the humphrey carpenter was given unrestricted access to all tolkien's papers, and interviewed his friends and family from these sources he follows the long. Jrr tolkien, the well-loved author of books such as the hobbit, the lord of the rings, and the silmarillion, is best known as a british professor at oxford university his books were first published in england, his fandom first started in englandbut the story of professor tolkien himself does not even. Tolkien in 1916, wearing his british army uniform in a photograph from the middle years of world war i (from carpenter's biography) john ronald reuel tolkien order of the british empire (january 3, 1892 - september 2, 1973) was a british writer and university professor who is best known as the author of.
Jrr tolkien biography date of birth : 1892-01-03 date of death : 1973-09-02 birthplace : bloemfontein, orange free state nationality english writer jrr tolkien is a towering figure in fantasy literature he wrote the novel the hobbit (1937) and the classic trilogy the lord of the rings. Jrr tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of the hobbit and the lord of the rings, was a professor of anglo-saxon at oxford, a fellow of pembroke college, and a fellow of merton college until his retirement in 1959. Tolkien's family lived in genteel poverty, eventually moving to a grimy suburb of birmingham, just northwest of sarehole when he was 12, tolkien's mother died, and he and his brother were made wards of a catholic priest, though they lived with aunts and in boarding homes thereafter.