Biography

J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, THE HOBBIT, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Other works by J.R.R. Tolkien include THE SILMARILLION. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Books by J. R. R. Tolkien

by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry

THE FALL OF ARTHUR, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre. Unhappily, it was one of several long narrative poems that he abandoned. Associated with the text of the poem, however, are many manuscript pages in which the strange evolution of the poem’s structure is revealed, together with narrative synopses and very significant notes.