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Biography of Author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien called Ronald by his family and friends was born on January 3 1892 in Bloemfontain South Africa His parents had moved there from England so that his father Arthur could work for the Bank of Africa Ronald lost both parents while still young--Arthur died in Africa in 1896 after the rest of the family had returned to England Ronalds mother Mabel died in 1904 near Birmingham England Ronald and his younger brother Hilary came under the care of Father Francis Morgan a friend of the family Soon however Ronald went off to King Edwards School and then to Oxford University Tolkien went to Oxford for a degree in English language and literature He developed skills in philology the study of languages Spending a lot of his time studying Old English Anglo-Saxon and Welsh poetry he began to develop a language of his own--the language that would base language for the world of Middle-Earth in his novels By 1916 Tolkien had received his degree and married his childhood sweetheart Edith Bratt He eventually became a teacher at Oxford by 1929 he had his fourth child with Edith During these years he also began his great mythology of Middle-Earth The Silmarillion Out of these stories came The Hobbit 1937 his first published book of fiction this was a success and led to a sequel From 1945 to 1959 Tolkien continued to teach at Oxford and wrote the sequel to The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings It was published in three volumes The Fellowship of the Ring 1954 The Two Towers 1954 and The Return of the King 1955 Even though the trilogy brought Tolkien fame Tolkien continued work on The Silmarillion and other tales and led a quiet life Tolkien died on September 2 1973 and The Silmarillion was edited and published by his son Christopher in 1977 Synopsis After leaving the Riders of Rohan Gandalf and Pippin
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