J.R.R. Tolkien

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John Ronald Ruel Tolkien, or better known as J.R.R. Tolkien, great writer, poet, philologist, and beloved university professor. Author of the Hobbits and Lord of the Ring series, and The Silmarillion. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa to Arthur Reuel Tolkien, and his wife Mabel née Suffield . Tolkien had one sibling, his younger brother, Hilary Tolkien, born on February 17, 1894.
When he was three years old, the boys and their mother took a lengthy trip to England while his father was on a hunting trip in South Africa. But his father died of rheumatic fever before he could join them. He left Mabel a widow and John and Hilary orphaned.
After their father’s death, they moved in with Mabel’s family members in England. John loved exploring the various towns where they moved. Many of his inspirations for his book came from his explorations of his childhood. His famous “Bag End” from the Lord of the Rings series was based on his aunts farm.
Mabel Tolkien taught her Children in the home. Young Tolkien enjoyed drawing landscapes and studying botany, but his favorite lesson was language.
His mother taught the boys Latin at a very early age . Both the boys were very intelligent. John could read by the age of four and could write fluently soon afterwards. He was also an avid reader. He liked the fantasy works of George MacDonald, and the "Fairy Books" of Andrew Lang greatly influenced his writings later in his life. Mabel Tolkien converted to the Roman Catholic Church in 1900 despite adamant protests by her Baptist family, who then stopped all financial assistance to her and the boys.
In 1904, Mabel died of acute diabetes, John was twelve. Mabel Suffield Tolkien lies buried in St. ...

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... Wiesman and Robert Gilson were killed in the war. While he was recovering back in England, he used his war experience as an inspiration and wrote the “Fall of Gondolin” and the “Book of Lost Tales”. Because his illness kept returning he was unable to serve away from home, but he did what he could in England. He served at camps helping in any way he could.
He was stationed at Kingston. Edith went walking with him one afternoon and it was in a hemlock grove that he got the inspiration for his characters Beren and Lúthien in the Lord of the Ring series. He often called Edith his Lúthien.

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