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J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Nationality: British
Born: South African
Periods: British: 20th Century

Oxford professor, medieval scholar, noted linguist, member of The Inklings

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The Hobbit; Or, There and Back Again

The Lord of the Rings

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Criticism about J. R. R. Tolkien

Ardalambion
http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/index.html
"The most comprehensive site about Tolkien's invented languages that you are likely to find on the net. " Includes sections on the tongues of Arda, and the invented languages from Tolkien's youth.
Author: Helge K. Fauskanger
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Is Man a Myth? Mere Christian Perspectives on the Human
http://www.christians.org/manmyth/man01.html
An essay which examines G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien and how they looked at Man.
Contains: Criticism
Author: Donald T. Williams
From: Mythopoeic Society
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Tolkien and Space Travel
http://www.buckrogers.demon.co.uk/tolkien/spacear.txt
An essay which examines Tolkien's works and reference to space travel.
Contains: Criticism
Author: A. Appleyard
From: Mallorn
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Tolkien and the Wars
http://www.fortunecity.com/westwood/naked/132/tolktoc.html
An essay which examines critics who view Tolkien's work as having been rooted in WWI and/or WWII.
Contains: Criticism
Author: Brian Kessler
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Biographical sites about J. R. R. Tolkien

The Chronology of the Life of J.R.R. Tolkien
http://www.kulichki.com/tolkien/eng/enghron.html
A timeline of events in Tolkien's life.
Contains: Timeline
Author: Mithrilian
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The Prevalence of Hobbits
http://www.nytimes.com/1967/01/15/books/tolkien-interview.html
Text of a January 15, 1967 New York Times Magazine interview with Tolkien.
Contains: Interview
Author: Philip Norman
From: New York Times
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The Tolkien Timeline
http://gollum.usask.ca/tolkien/index.html
"This compilation is a chronological list of important events relating to Tolkien's life, career, and scholarly pursuits." Cites source for each item in timeline.
Contains: Timeline
Author: Darryl Friesen
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Other sites about J. R. R. Tolkien

A Chronological Bibliography of the Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien
http://www.forodrim.org/arda/tbchron.html
"The aim of the chronological bibliography given below is to give a complete record of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien's published writings: books, contributions to books, and contributions to periodicals." Does not include: letters, illustrations and art, manuscript pages and miscellaneous writings, or reprints. Detailed citations are used, and a bibliography of sources is included.
Contains: Works List, Bibliography
Author: ke Bertenstam
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The Encyclopedia of Arda
http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/
"An interactive guide to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien." A hypertextual encyclopedia to the people and places featured in Tolkien's Middle Earth.
Author: Mark Fisher
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J.R.R. Tolkien Resources
http://www.cl.utoledo.edu/userhomes/wlee/tolk2.html
Links to information about Tolkien and his writing, including FAQs, bibliographies, and general Tolkien sites.
Contains: Webliography, Bibliography, Timeline, Pictures
Author: Wade M. Lee
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Resources for Tolkienian Linguistics
http://www.elvish.org/resources.html
"The purpose of this page is to provide references to useful, generally reliable, and legal resources for those interested in the study of the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien." Inlcudes listings for both Web and print resources.
Contains: Bibliography, Webliography
Author: Carl F. Hostetter
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The Tolkien Archives: A Guide to the World of J.R.R. Tolkien
http://www.nytimes.com/specials/advertising/movies/tolkien/index.html
A collection of materials compiled by the New York Times. Includes books reviews, a Tolkien interview, and the first chapters of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Contains: Interview, Pictures, Commentary
From: New York Times
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The Tolkien Society
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/
This official site of The Tolkien Society includes biographical information, bibliographies of works by and about Tolkien and his writings, and an annotated listing of Web sites about Tolkien and for other Tolkien societies worldwide.
Contains: Bibliography, Webliography, Works List, Extensive Bio
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