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JRR Tolkiens The Hobbit or there and back again The Hobbit was JRR Tolkiens first bestseller It was first published in 1937 by George Allen and Unwin Publishers It tells the miraculous story of the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins who travels east to steal a treasure from Smaug a terrible dragon Author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in South Africa in 1892 to English parents In 1895 Tolkien his mother and his younger brother returned to England where he simultaneously developed his academic and creative talents After serving in World War I Tolkien gained a post at Oxford University He specialised in Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature however his great passion was philology His essay of 1936 entitled Beowulf The Monsters and the Critics remains a canonical work of West Midlands and Old English critical theory as does his translation of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight His passion for inventing languages resulted in a series of unprecedented mythological writings of fantastic verisimilitude set in the ontology of Middle Earth His 1917 manuscript The Book of Lost Tales established the world for both The Silmarillion 1977 posthumously published by his son Christopher and The Hobbit 1937 Ten years later its sequel entitled The Lord of the Rings a profound narrative revealing struggles between good and evil forces was published in three volumes The Fellowship of the Ring 1954 The Two Towers 1954 and The Return of the King 1955 were released Though Tolkien continued to publish a number of scholarly and mythological works after his retirement from Oxford in 1959 he devoted himself to his work The Silmarillion This complex cycle of myths originated from his 1917 manuscript The Book of Lost Tales that he began soon after returning from the War Its histories genealogies languages and myths establish Middle Earth and the surroundings for the Silmarillion J R R Tolkien died in 1973 and gave the editing and publication of this
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