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  J. R. R. Tolkien - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She died of diabetes in 1904, when Tolkien was 12, and he felt for the rest of his life that she had become a martyr for her faith; this had a profound effect on his own Catholic beliefs.
Tolkien's earliest literary ambition was to be a poet, but his primary creative urge in his younger days was the invention of imaginary languages, including early versions of what would later evolve into the Elvish languages Quenya and Sindarin.
Tolkien was a professional philologist, and the languages and the mythologies he studied clearly left an imprint on his fiction.
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 A Biography of JRR Tolkien
Tolkien and Edith were caught in affectionate circumstances - they bicycled together out to the countryside surrounding the city and had a picnic.
Tolkien lost many of his friends in the war, and he himself would serve as an officer on the front lines at the Battle of the Somme.
In 1925 Tolkien with a colleague published a translation and analysis of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." It was a turning point in his career.
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 JRR Tolkien
Tolkien was commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers and participated in the battle of the Somme.
Later Tolkien was appointed as Reader in the English Language at the University of Leeds.
Tolkien and his wife are buried together in a single grave in the Catholic section of Wolvercote cemetery in the northern suburbs of Oxford.
www.lord-of-the-rings.org /author.html   (700 words)

 Home Page - The Tolkien Society
Josef Madlener's hitherto lost original painting that was the inspiration for Tolkien's Gandalf has been discovered and was sold by Sotheby's in London on 12 July 2005 for £84,000.
He was known as a writer and broadcaster, and, among those interested in Tolkien, as the writer of the authorised biography of Tolkien.
The Tolkien Society is Registered in England as a Charity.
www.tolkiensociety.org   (897 words)

Tolkien wrote books of beauty, imagination, and utility, in keeping with his six destiny rhythm, the vibration of co-created worlds, the prince and princess, and pre-creation.
He argues that Tolkien's interest is in showing that moral victory is more important than military victory and that the novel's greatest heroes are those who remain true to the bent of their nature, not those who win battles.
Tolkien's Mars was across the 0 degree cusp line in early 1915, an extremely important year of change for The Professor.
www.thediviningnation.com /tolkien.htm   (1641 words)

 J.R.R Tolkien Biography - Planet-Tolkien.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tolkien's four children were the first to hear many of the stories that have now become classics.
Tolkien customized each letter with the handwriting of the character: the polar bear wrote in runes, Snow Man in all caps, Ilbereth in a flowing script and Santa in a shaky script.
Tolkien believed deeply in Catholicism, and his oldest son Jonathan Francis, who was named for Tolkien's former guardian Father Francis Xavier, shared this faith.
www.planet-tolkien.com /biography   (3168 words)

 Tolkien's Impact in Literature and Life - PCANews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tolkien was born in South Africa in 1892.
To complicate matters, Tolkien’s mother converted to the Roman Catholic Church and was thereupon banished from much of her family and their support.
Tolkien believed that what he wrote in The Lord of the Rings was true, not in the sense that the events really happened, but in the sense that they portrayed truth to us in a way that everyday events could not.
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 JRR Tolkien Biography - The Tolkien Society
The West Midlands in Tolkien's childhood were a complex mixture of the grimly industrial Birmingham conurbation, and the quintessentially rural stereotype of England, Worcestershire and surrounding areas: Severn country, the land of the composers Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Gurney, and more distantly the poet A. Housman (it is also just across the border from Wales).
Tolkien's life was split between these two: the then very rural hamlet of Sarehole, with its mill, just south of Birmingham; and darkly urban Birmingham itself, where he was eventually sent to King Edward's School.
In typical Tolkien fashion, he then decided he needed to find out what a Hobbit was, what sort of a hole it lived in, why it lived in a hole, etc. From this investigation grew a tale that he told to his younger children, and even passed round.
www.tolkiensociety.org /tolkien/biography.html   (3411 words)

 On Tolkien
Tolkien chose Spanish because his guardian (he had been orphaned at the age of twelve) was half-Spanish and had lent him books on that language, which Tolkien found attractive.
Tolkien had devoted considerable efforts to fleshing out Quenya, when he had begun to realize that he could not continue to create the language without knowing something of the people who spoke it.
Tolkien once said that he wrote The Lord of the Rings simply to create a world in which "A star shines on the hour of our meeting" (Elen síla lumenn' omentielvo) was a common salutation.
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Tolkien spent his whole life writing and rewriting an alternative British mythology.
I am fascinated by the Tolkien's writings and how they relate to British history and our imported mythologys, from all the other cultures who have invaded our island.
I also have a huge admiration for Tolkien's passion and obsession and want to capture a hint of it in my own work.
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 Tolkien's Not-So-Secret Vice
Tolkien found it difficult to communicate to others what really was so great about them, but in his essay he makes an honest attempt: "Most English-speaking people...will admit that cellar door is 'beautiful', especially if dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling).
When Tolkien was interviewed by the Daily Telegraph in 1968 and got to read a preliminary version of the interview before it was printed, he was horrified to discover that he had said this: "When you invent a language, you more or less catch it out of the air.
Tolkien has explained the basis of some of his predilections: "The element (n)dor 'land', probably owes something to say such names as Labrador (a name that might as far as style and structure goes be Sindarin)" (Letters:383-4).
www.uib.no /People/hnohf/vice.htm   (4407 words)

 J.R.R. Tolkien Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tolkien’s mother died when he was twelve, and at sixteen he went to live with a couple who took in boarders — one of whom, Edith, became his friend and eventually his wife.
In this fashion Tolkien discovered that he could use his imagination, which at this time was creating the complexities of The Silmarillion, to invent simple stories.
Tolkien was not aware of this lack, of course; nor did it seem particularly significant to him when the missing piece fell into place.
www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com /features/lordoftheringstrilogy/biography.shtml   (791 words)

 The Tolkien Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This compilation is a chronological list of important events relating to Tolkien's life, career, and scholarly pursuits, and attempts to provide a more clear picture of this astounding man.
Tolkien continued to work on both his languages and stories, long after his retirement from Oxford, right up until his death in 1973.
Though Tolkien may have died in 1973, the popularity of his work, and the admiration and joy of his fans, has done nothing but grow.
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 J.R.R. Tolkien | AUTHOR CATALOG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tolkien was educated and taught Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University.
Tolkien's other works include The Hobbit and The Simarillion, which are both available on audio from Random House.
Tolkien's fantasy was then adapted into a fully painted graphic novel, which became a classic in its own right...
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 The HoBBiT Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I can offer is a bit of general information on Tolkien and his works, about one of his mythological creatures, the Hobbit.
Tolkien was working with some rather boring School Certificate papers at home.
The 1978 Jrr Tolkien Calendar by The Hildebrandt Brothers.
www.mi.uib.no /~respl/tolkien   (631 words)

 Sacred-Texts: Sources of Lord of the Ring
Tolkien also took many of the names of key characters from this text; particularly one sequence early on in the Voluspo, including Gandalf, and all of the Dwarves from
Tolkien was a distinguished scholar of Middle and Old English.
One of the recognized forerunners of Tolkien was William Morris, skilled artist, pioneering Socialist, translator of Icelandic sagas, and fantasy writer.
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 Tolkien Newsgroups FAQ: Story Internal Discussions: History and Happenings
In that essay and in Letter #211, Tolkien suggests that they may have failed in their missions, though he never said that was certain.
One interesting point is that Tolkien seems to have considered the idea that Saruman "was letting out a piece of private information" when he revealed their existence by mentioning "the rods of the Five Wizards" in The Two Towers.
Tolkien says that when Sauron was taken to Numenor as a prisoner, "he naturally had the One Ring".
tolkien.slimy.com /faq/History.html   (2828 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Carpenter chronicles Tolkien's early life with a special sensitivity; after losing both parents, Tolkien and his brother Hilary were taken from their idyllic life in the English countryside to a poverty-ridden existence in dark and sooty Birmingham.
J.R.R. "Tollers" Tolkien was born in South Africa; as this biography shows, he was moved back to the home of his English parents as a very young child and was not influenced by his native land at all.
Tolkien was able to set himself aside and go exploring, to the delight of readers all over the world.
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 THE TOLKIEN FORUM - Powered by vBulletin
Tolkien's epic History of the Elves, narrates the world shattering events of the first and second ages of Middle-earth.
The 'Project Zone.' This is where the new ideas for activities focused on studies of the Tolkien's literary works are born, organized, and prepared for implementation.
This is a compilation of lectures, surveys, essays, character profiles, as well as other writings and activities, all based upon diligent and in-depth research and studies, forming an invaluable knowledge base.
www.thetolkienforum.com   (665 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tolkien was a devout Catholic, but he admired the Scandinavian epics and pagan folklore which he devoted his life to studying.
Tolkien's protagonists remain strangely devoid of need for what the author knew to be a cardinal virtue.
Tolkien's Middle Earth trilogy has experienced a rediscovery, if not a revival, among a wider audience due to Peter Jackson's brilliant movie interpretation of The Lord of the Rings, so the timing of this publication could not have been more strategic.
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Tolkien fans do not just watch the films and read the books again and again - they are on a spiritual journey and doing their best to forget the ending, says an international study that voyaged to many lands to bring back wisdom and understanding.
J.R.R. Tolkien, who was delighted with her drawings for Farmer Giles of Ham, recommended her to Lewis, but the latter did not approach Baynes until he had received a second recommendation from an assistant in a bookstore.
Beyond the man in the leather waistcoat, past beards and medieval-style fl jeans that are laced together where seams should be, is a vision in blue with bright yellow boots.
www.planet-tolkien.com   (973 words)

 The New York Times:
J. Tolkien, linguist, scholar and author of "The Lord of the Rings," died today in Bournemouth.
A production less of Tolkien himself than of the Tolkien industry - a book for the specialist, the scholar of Middle-earth, the addict, who will doubtless revel in the wealth of lore that it provides.
Christopher Tolkien shows himself to be his father's son, delving into the question of Elvish genealogies with the ardor of a Talmudic scholar.
www.nytimes.com /specials/advertising/movies/tolkien   (593 words)

 Nevrast: Bio
Although both of Tolkiens parents were originally from Birmingham, Tolkien's father, Arthur, moved to South Africa in the early 1890's.
Tolkien started attended school at King Edward's School in Birmingham when he was eight.
She was three years older than him and the priest forbade that he should see or write to her until he was twenty-one.
www.nevrast.net /bio.html   (275 words)

 Tolkien Library: bibliography, biography, resource, reviews, articles, essays on J.R.R. Tolkien books and collecting ...
J.R.R. Tolkien's epics of Middle Earth, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, may be the most important and influential fantasies ever published.
The aim of this website is to show all Tolkien books which are currently inside the Tolkien Library.
No portion of this publication/website may be printed, transmitted, stored or reproduced in any way without written permission from the publisher.
www.tolkienlibrary.com   (286 words)

 the Inn of the Prancing Pony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lot's of talking about these up coming new pages has been done and here they are.
Hatemail, flames and suggestions about this homepage as well as new material can be sent to me Ferin.
What we need is tales, pictures, poems, channel logs you wish to share with people, anything considering Tolkien and our channel is welcome.
www.cc.jyu.fi /~ferin/tolkien   (167 words)

 The Electronic Tolkien Encyclopedia Project:
The Electronic Tolkien Encyclopedia Project (ETEP) is an ongoing effort to provide to the reading public a collection of thought provoking articles concerning Tolkien's written work.
ETEP will feature study and subject guides to aid in critical treatments of Tolkien's literature, and a thorough encyclopedia of names, places, things, and events which are the substance of Tolkien's fiction.
This project is brought to fruition by the efforts of individuals who devote their time to make this resource possible and freely available to the community of Tolkien enthusiasts on the Internet.
www.tolkienonline.de /etep   (253 words)

 Resources for Tolkienian Linguistics
Tolkien also here discovered "for the the first time the study of a language out of mere love", by which he meant "for the acute aesthetic pleasure derived from a language for its own sake, not only free from being useful but free from being the 'vehicle of a literature'".
Tolkien wrote that among the most important events in the development of his linguistic aesthetic was "the discovery in Exeter College library, when I was supposed to be studying for Honour Mods, of a Finnish Grammar".
Most of Tolkien's books are published by and available for order from HarperCollins in the United Kingdom and Houghton Mifflin Co. in the United States, and can also be ordered through The Tolkien Society of Britain.
www.elvish.org /resources.html   (3388 words)

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