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Lewis —they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion. These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings , form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages , and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda and Middle-earth [b] within it.

Between and , Tolkien applied the term legendarium to the larger part of these writings. While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, [5] the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre.

This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature [6] [7] —or, more precisely, of high fantasy. Tolkien's immediate paternal ancestors were middle-class craftsmen who made and sold clocks, watches and pianos in London and Birmingham. Michel's son Christianus Tolkien — was a wealthy miller in Kreuzburg. His son Christian Tolkien — moved from Kreuzburg to nearby Danzig , and his two sons Daniel Gottlieb Tolkien — and Johann later known as John Benjamin Tolkien — emigrated to London in the s and became the ancestors of the English family; the younger brother was J.

Tolkien's second great-grandfather. Daniel Gottlieb obtained British citizenship in , but John Benjamin apparently never became a British citizen. Other German relatives also joined the two brothers in London. Several people with the surname Tolkien or similar spelling, some of them members of the same family as J.

Tolkien, live in northern Germany, but most of them are descendants of people who evacuated East Prussia in , at the end of World War II. Tolkien was aware of the Tolkien family's German origin, his knowledge of the family's history was limited because he was "early isolated from the family of his prematurely deceased father". The couple had left England when Arthur was promoted to head the Bloemfontein office of the British bank for which he worked. Tolkien had one sibling, his younger brother, Hilary Arthur Reuel Tolkien , who was born on 17 February As a child, Tolkien was bitten by a large baboon spider in the garden, an event some think later echoed in his stories, although he admitted no actual memory of the event and no special hatred of spiders as an adult.

In another incident, a young family servant, who thought Tolkien a beautiful child, took the baby to his kraal to show him off, returning him the next morning. When he was three, he went to England with his mother and brother on what was intended to be a lengthy family visit. His father, however, died in South Africa of rheumatic fever before he could join them. Soon after, in , they moved to Sarehole now in Hall Green , then a Worcestershire village, later annexed to Birmingham.

Mabel Tolkien taught her two children at home. Ronald, as he was known in the family, was a keen pupil. Young Tolkien liked to draw landscapes and trees, but his favourite lessons were those concerning languages, and his mother taught him the rudiments of Latin very early.

Tolkien could read by the age of four and could write fluently soon afterwards. His mother allowed him to read many books. Mabel Tolkien was received into the Roman Catholic Church in despite vehement protests by her Baptist family, [28] which stopped all financial assistance to her. In , when J. Tolkien was 12, his mother died of acute diabetes at Fern Cottage in Rednal , which she was renting.

She was then about 34 years of age, about as old as a person with diabetes mellitus type 1 could live without treatment— insulin would not be discovered until two decades later. Nine years after her death, Tolkien wrote, "My own dear mother was a martyr indeed, and it is not to everybody that God grants so easy a way to his great gifts as he did to Hilary and myself, giving us a mother who killed herself with labour and trouble to ensure us keeping the faith.

Before her death, Mabel Tolkien had assigned the guardianship of her sons to her close friend, Fr. Francis Xavier Morgan of the Birmingham Oratory , who was assigned to bring them up as good Catholics. In a letter to his son Michael, Tolkien recalled the influence of the man whom he always called "Father Francis": "He was an upper-class Welsh-Spaniard Tory, and seemed to some just a pottering old gossip.

He was—and he was not. I first learned charity and forgiveness from him; and in the light of it pierced even the 'liberal' darkness out of which I came, knowing more [i. Tolkien having grown up knowing more] about ' Bloody Mary ' than the Mother of Jesus —who was never mentioned except as an object of wicked worship by the Romanists. Philip's School. In , he won a Foundation Scholarship and returned to King Edward's.

While a pupil there, Tolkien was one of the cadets from the school's Officers Training Corps who helped "line the route" for the coronation parade of King George V. Like the other cadets from King Edward's, Tolkien was posted just outside the gates of Buckingham Palace. In Edgbaston, Tolkien lived there in the shadow of Perrott's Folly and the Victorian tower of Edgbaston Waterworks , which may have influenced the images of the dark towers within his works.

While in his early teens, Tolkien had his first encounter with a constructed language , Animalic, an invention of his cousins, Mary and Marjorie Incledon.

At that time, he was studying Latin and Anglo-Saxon. Their interest in Animalic soon died away, but Mary and others, including Tolkien himself, invented a new and more complex language called Nevbosh. The next constructed language he came to work with, Naffarin, would be his own creation. Tolkien learned Esperanto some time before Around 10 June he composed "The Book of the Foxrook", a sixteen-page notebook, where the "earliest example of one of his invented alphabets" appears.

The initials stood for Tea Club and Barrovian Society, alluding to their fondness for drinking tea in Barrow's Stores near the school and, secretly, in the school library.

For Tolkien, the result of this meeting was a strong dedication to writing poetry. Fifty-seven years later, Tolkien remembered his regret at leaving the view of the eternal snows of Jungfrau and Silberhorn , "the Silvertine Celebdil of my dreams".

He initially studied classics but changed his course in to English language and literature , graduating in with first-class honours. At the age of 16, Tolkien met Edith Mary Bratt , who was three years his senior, when he and his brother Hilary moved into the boarding house where she lived in Duchess Road, Edgbaston.

According to Humphrey Carpenter,. Edith and Ronald took to frequenting Birmingham teashops, especially one which had a balcony overlooking the pavement. There they would sit and throw sugarlumps into the hats of passers-by, moving to the next table when the sugar bowl was empty. With two people of their personalities and in their position, romance was bound to flourish. Both were orphans in need of affection, and they found that they could give it to each other.

During the summer of , they decided that they were in love. His guardian, Father Morgan, viewed Edith as the reason for Tolkien's having "muffed" his exams and considered it "altogether unfortunate" [43] that his surrogate son was romantically involved with an older, Protestant woman.

He prohibited him from meeting, talking to, or even corresponding with her until he was He obeyed this prohibition to the letter, [44] with one notable early exception, over which Father Morgan threatened to cut short his university career if he did not stop.

I had to choose between disobeying and grieving or deceiving a guardian who had been a father to me, more than most fathers I don't regret my decision, though it was very hard on my lover. But it was not my fault. She was completely free and under no vow to me, and I should have had no just complaint except according to the unreal romantic code if she had got married to someone else.

For very nearly three years I did not see or write to my lover. It was extremely hard, especially at first. The effects were not wholly good: I fell back into folly and slackness and misspent a good deal of my first year at college. On the evening of his 21st birthday, Tolkien wrote to Edith, who was living with family friend C. Jessop at Cheltenham. He declared that he had never ceased to love her, and asked her to marry him. Edith replied that she had already accepted the proposal of George Field, the brother of one of her closest schoolfriends.

But Edith said she had agreed to marry Field only because she felt "on the shelf" and had begun to doubt that Tolkien still cared for her. She explained that, because of Tolkien's letter, everything had changed. On 8 January , Tolkien travelled by train to Cheltenham and was met on the platform by Edith. The two took a walk into the countryside, sat under a railway viaduct, and talked. By the end of the day, Edith had agreed to accept Tolkien's proposal.

She wrote to Field and returned her engagement ring. Field was "dreadfully upset at first", and the Field family was "insulted and angry". Had he adopted a profession it would have been different. Following their engagement, Edith reluctantly announced that she was converting to Catholicism at Tolkien's insistence. Jessop, "like many others of his age and class Tolkien's relatives were shocked when he elected not to volunteer immediately for the British Army. In a letter to his son Michael, Tolkien recalled: "In those days chaps joined up, or were scorned publicly.

It was a nasty cleft to be in for a young man with too much imagination and little physical courage. Instead, Tolkien, "endured the obloquy", [43] and entered a programme by which he delayed enlistment until completing his degree.

By the time he passed his finals in July , Tolkien recalled that the hints were "becoming outspoken from relatives". In a letter to Edith, Tolkien complained: "Gentlemen are rare among the superiors, and even human beings rare indeed.

Tolkien took up lodgings near the training camp. On 2 June , Tolkien received a telegram summoning him to Folkestone for posting to France. He later wrote: "Junior officers were being killed off, a dozen a minute.

Parting from my wife then On 5 June , Tolkien boarded a troop transport for an overnight voyage to Calais. On 7 June, he was informed that he had been assigned as a signals officer to the 11th Service Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. The battalion was part of the 74th Brigade , 25th Division. While waiting to be summoned to his unit, Tolkien sank into boredom. To pass the time, he composed a poem entitled The Lonely Isle , which was inspired by his feelings during the sea crossing to Calais.

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Catholic theology and imagery played a part in fashioning Tolkien's creative tolkiem, suffused irr it was by his deeply religious spirit. Tolkien was horrified by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasakireferring to the scientists of the Manhattan Project as "these tolkien physicists" and " Babel -builders". Tolkien as a second lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers injrr Quotes by J. For the religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism.

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On 3 November jrr, Tolkien was demobilized and left the army, retaining his rank of lieutenant. Tolkien was very devoted to his children and tolkine them illustrated letters from Father Christmas when they were young. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring. He tolkien invalided to England on 8 November Fan attention became so intense that Tolkien had to take his phone number out tolkien the public directory, [94] and eventually he and Jrr moved to Bournemouthwhich was then a seaside resort patronized by the Click at this page upper middle class.

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Retrieved 18 January Collectibles also include non-fiction books with hand-written tolkien from Tolkien's private library. Retrieved 27 February The Jrr Meanwhile Tolkien continued developing his mythology and languages.

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Southern Daily Echo. We were supposed to have reached a stage of civilization in which it might still be necessary to execute a criminal, jrr not to gloat, tolkien to hang his wife and child by him while the orc-crowd hooted. Writer E. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.

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In the text of The Lord of jrr Rings was carefully corrected for a 50th-anniversary edition. To entertain his four children, he devised lighter fare, lively and often tolklen. This section needs expansion. At this time he was jre working on various poetic attempts, and on his tolkien languages, especially one that he came to call Qenya [ tolkien ], which was heavily influenced by Finnish — but he still felt the lack of a connecting thread to bring his vivid but disparate imaginings together. Birmingham Civic Society jrr.

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I vividly remember going to church with him in Bournemouth. It is alliterativeextending to almost 1, lines imitating the Old English Beowulf metre in Modern English. Glens Falls NY Tolkien: Father of Modern Fantasy Literature".

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Tolkien as a second lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers inaged Retrieved 30 September Tolkien took up lodgings near the training camp.

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Philip's School. Tolkien later lamented, "The most improper job of any man Lewis but had never completed, was discovered at the Bodleian Library.

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In the midst of his military service, he married Edith Bratt in Other works included Mr. His family life was equally straightforward.

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Like the other cadets from King Edward's, Tolkien was posted just outside the tolkien of Buckingham Palace. Toynbee and just about everything in between. Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics. Archived from the original on 9 March Meanwhile jrr relationship with Edith was going more smoothly.

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By convention, certain classes of features on Saturn's moon Titan are named after elements from Middle-earth. Get jrf access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. Other German relatives also joined the two brothers in London. Martin's long-awaited fantasy installment, Winds of Winter.

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