J.R.R. Tolkien Collection, 1930-[ongoing].

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Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. J.R.R. Tolkien Collection, 1930-[ongoing].

J.R.R. Tolkien Collection, 1930-[ongoing].

Published and unpublished materials relating to the life and fantasy writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, including the original manuscripts for three of his most celebrated books - "The Hobbit" (1937), "Farmer Giles of Ham" (1949), and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-55) - as well as the original handwritten and illustrated copy of the children's book "Mr. Bliss" (published in facsimilie form in 1982). Books by and about Tolkien, and periodicals produced by Tolkien enthusiasts, are cataloged separately. Other literature consists of auction sale notices, book reviews, conference announcements and programs, exhibit catalogs, journal and anthology articles, obituaries, and unpublished scholarly papers and essays. Also included are calendars, dramatizations, games and puzzles, poems and songs, sketches and paintings, and teaching materials, in addition to audio recordings of readings and radio adaptations and video recordings of movie adaptations and commemorative documentaries.

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Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973

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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 ...