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J.R.R Tolkien By: Ryley Brady. Tolkien Several “unauthorized” biographies have also been published, including those by Daniel Grotta, Leslie Ellen Jones,

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1 J.R.R Tolkien By: Ryley Brady

2 Tolkien Several “unauthorized” biographies have also been published, including those by Daniel Grotta, Leslie Ellen Jones, Anne E. Neimark & Brad Weinman Several “unauthorized” biographies have also been published, including those by Daniel Grotta, Leslie Ellen Jones, Anne E. Neimark & Brad Weinman Tolkien much preferred a biography to be about an individual's work…his books, his scholarship, and his studies. The only “authorized” Tolkien biography was written by Humphrey Carpenter, a family friend, and published in Tolkien much preferred a biography to be about an individual's work…his books, his scholarship, and his studies. The only “authorized” Tolkien biography was written by Humphrey Carpenter, a family friend, and published in 1977.

3 His writing! Several biographies of JRR Tolkien have been written since the author's death in Tolkien himself was a very private person and extremely wary of biographers. He often refused to provide biographical information for those wishing to do so. Several biographies of JRR Tolkien have been written since the author's death in Tolkien himself was a very private person and extremely wary of biographers. He often refused to provide biographical information for those wishing to do so.

4 His Uncounted books of Tolkien study and criticism also exist, dealing primarily with The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth (Tolkien’s created world), The Hobbit, and Tolkien’s Anglo-Saxon and linguistic studies. Uncounted books of Tolkien study and criticism also exist, dealing primarily with The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth (Tolkien’s created world), The Hobbit, and Tolkien’s Anglo-Saxon and linguistic studies. Most of the roots or origins of Tolkien's stories can be found in the early Norse Mythology. Some of the dwarves names can be found there. The Scandanavian odes and stories were a definite influence. Many of the other items came from his life experiences, including being bitten by a spider when he was young, seeing trees cut down and left to rot, and his service in the British Army in World War 1.

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