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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 ...