J. R. R. Tolkien

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Tolkien, J. R. R.

(John Ronald Reuel Tolkien) (täl`kēn, tōl`–), 1892–1973, British novelist, b. South Africa. A fantasy writer and Oxford don, Tolkien wrote The Hobbit (1937), adapted from stories he told his children. Some of the characters from The Hobbit reappear in The Lord of the Rings (1954–55), a trilogy in which he details the life, history, and cosmology of the mythological Middle Earth, and for which he invented several languages, most notably Elvish. He was also a respected medieval scholar.

Bibliography

See H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien, ed., The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (1988); biographies by H. Carpenter (1977, repr. 2000), L. E. Jones (2003), and M. White (2003); studies by R. Foster (rev. ed. 2001) and T. A. Shippey (rev. ed. 2003); P. and C. Zaleski, The Fellowship (2015).

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Grownupishness is the companion to Undertenishness and a continuation of the anticipated response of "other people," specifically, I would suggest, Tolkien's Aunt Jane (nee Suffield) Neave, a sister of Tolkien's mother, Mabel Suffield Tolkien.
Entrants were asked to describe which characters inspired them, who they were dressed as and why." His parents, Arthur Tolkien and Mabel Suffield, were from Birmingham originally.