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J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specialising in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called Middle-earth. This was peopled by men (and women), elves, dwarves, trolls, orcs, and, of course, hobbits. He has regularly been condemned by the English Literature establishment, with honorable exceptions, but loved by literally millions of readers worldwide.

In the 1960s, Tolkien was taken up by many members of the nascent "counter-culture" largely because of his concern with environmental issues. In 1997, he came top of three British polls, organised respectively by Channel 4 / Waterstone's, the Folio Society, and SFX, the UK's leading science fiction media magazine, amongst discerning readers asked to vote for the greatest book of the 20th century. Please note also that his name is spelled Tolkien (there is no "Tolkein").

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary
by Anonymous (translation by J. R. R. Tolkien)
from Houghton Mifflin
for 9th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: CLT-MED)
Beren & Luthien
by J.R.R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Book of Lost Tales 1
by J. R. R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
from Ballantine Books
Mythology, Faërie for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Book of Lost Tales 2
by J. R. R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
from Ballantine Books
Mythology, Faërie for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Children of Hurin
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Children of Hurin
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 7th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Complete Tolkien Companion
by J.R.R. Tolkien & J.E.A. Tyler
3rd edition from St. Martin's Griffin
Lord of the Rings Reference for 8th-Adult
in Lord of the Rings (Location: A06-00E)
Fall of Arthur
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Farmer Giles of Ham
by J. R. R. Tolkien, Pauline D. Baynes
50 Anv from Houghton Mifflin
for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings Trilogy #1
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 8th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings #1: Deluxe Hardcover
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings Trilogy #1
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Ballantine Books
Fantasy for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Fellowship of the Ring - Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Michael Gilleland
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 9th-12th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
Fellowship of the Ring - Guide CD
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Michael Gilleland
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 9th-12th grade
in Progeny Press Interactive CDs (Location: B18-14B)
Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 5th-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 5th-9th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
2nd edition from Ballantine Books
Fantasy for 5th-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 5th-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 5th-9th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Hobbit & Lord of the Rings - Mass-Market Boxed Set
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Mti from Ballantine Books
Fantasy for 4th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Hobbit & Lord of the Rings - Softbound Boxed Set
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 4th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Hobbit - Audio Book (CD)
by J. R. R. Tolkien and Narrator Rob Inglis
from Recorded Books, LLC
in Audio Books & Dramas (Location: APO-01A)
Hobbit - Comprehension Guide
by Emily Fischer
from Veritas Press
for 4th-7th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
Hobbit - Memoria Press Literature Set
from Memoria Press
for 6th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: B18-00B)
Hobbit - Memoria Press Student Guide
from Memoria Press
for 6th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: B18-00B)
Hobbit - Memoria Press Teacher Guide
from Memoria Press
for 6th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: B18-00B)
Hobbit - Progeny Press Study Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Michael Poteet
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 8th-12th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
Hobbit - Study Guide CD
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Michael Poteet
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 8th-12th grade
in Progeny Press Interactive CDs (Location: B18-14B)
Hobbit - TLP Guide
Total Language Plus Literature Guides
from Total Language Plus
for 6th-8th grade
in Total Language Plus Guides (Location: B18-06A)
Hobbit and Lord of the Rings - Deluxe Hardcover Set
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 5th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Lays of Beleriand
by J. R. R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
from Ballantine Books
Mythology, Faërie for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Letters from Father Christmas
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Revised from Mariner Books
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Biographies for 10th-Adult
in Lord of the Rings (Location: A06-00E)
Lord of the Rings - Boxed Set
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Mariner Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Lord of the Rings - Comprehension Guide
Veritas Press Literature Comprehension Guides
by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for 6th-9th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
Lord of the Rings - Hardbound Boxed Set
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 8th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Lord of the Rings Deluxe Hardcover Set
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 5th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Return of the King
Lord of the Rings #3: Deluxe Hardcover
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Return of the King
Lord of the Rings Trilogy #3
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 8th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Return of the King
Lord of the Rings Trilogy #3
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Ballantine Books
Fantasy for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Return of the King - Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides, LOTR 3
by Michael Poteet
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 9th-12th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
Return of the King - Guide CD
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Michael Poteet
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 9th-12th grade
in Progeny Press Interactive CDs (Location: B18-14B)
Roverandom
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 3rd-7th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Silmarillion
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Ballantine Books
Fantasy for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Silmarillion
by J.R.R. Tolkien
2nd edition from Houghton Mifflin
for 8th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Silmarillion
by J. R. R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 8th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
by Anonymous, J. R. R. Tolkien (Translator)
from Ballantine Books
Medieval Fairy Tale/Poetry for 8th-Adult
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Ballantine Books
Fantasy for 4th-10th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Story of Kullervo
by J.R.R. Tolkien
1st edition from Houghton Mifflin
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Tales from the Perilous Realm
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
for 7th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
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