Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973Alternative names
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an author, scholar, and educator. Born in South Africa, he was educated at Oxford, where he nourished a love of philology and myth. During a distinguished career as professor of English at Oxford, he provided renditions of Middle English poems such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Orfeo. Acting on his desire to provide a cohesive mythology for England comparable to that of Greece, he developed the world of Middle-Earth, based on Anglic philology. His most famous work is the popular Lord of the Rings trilogy.
From the description of J.R.R. Tolkien letters to W.G. Harding, 1926-1927. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57358475
Professor of English at Oxford University.
Epithet: writer and university professor
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000386.0x000219
- Authors, English--Correspondence
- Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
- Fantasy fiction, English
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 00, GB
- Republic of South Africa, 00, ZA