J. R. R. Tolkien

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (3 Æfterra Gēola, 18922 Hāligmōnaþ, 1973) wæs scōlere geþēoda and geþēodcræftes, leornere, and wrītere Þæs Holbytlan and his æftergengena: Se Hlāford þāra Hringa.

Hē wæs leorningcniht æt Ēadweardes Cyninges Scōle, Beorminghāme. Fram 19251945, worhte hē swā Professor þǣre Ealdan Engliscan sprǣce æt þǣm University Oxanfordes, and swā Professor Nīwre engliscre sprǣce and Stæfcræftes, ēac æt Oxanforde, of 19451959. Hē wæs scīnende wordbōcmann and andwīs in þǣm Engliscum and Norrenum geþēodum. Hē þone bōclican smēaungcircule þā Inklingas tōlōcode, þus hæfde hē strangan frēondscipe mid C. S. Lewise.

Toēacan þǣm mǣrum geweorcum (Se Holbytla and Se Hlāford þāra Hringa) Tolkien wrāt ymbe ōðra bēc, þæt his sunu hæfþ æfter his dēaðe onlīesed, ymbe þā angetimbrodan worulde Middangeardes (on Nīwum englisce: "Middle-earth"), þǣr his spell weorþaþ, tō bisene Se Silmarillion. Sēo þrohtge mǣrsung þissa bōca cȳþaþ Tolkiene swā fæder þæs todæges high fantasy genres.

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Tolkien wæs geboren in Bloemfonteine in þǣm Orange Free State (todæg in Sūþafrican). His fæder wæs Arthur Tolkien, Englisc faedien bankaes, and his mōdor wæs Mabel Tolkien (mægdennama Suffield). Oþ is gecunned, mæst Tolkienes fæderes ieldrena wǣron cræftsmenn. His fæderes cynn wǣron of Seaxlande, Þēodisclande gecumen, ac hīe wunodon in Englalande þæs þe of 18um gēarhundrede. Se æfternama Tolkien wæs engliscod of Tollkiehn (i.e. Þēodisc tollkühn, "dol-cene"). Se mann "Professor Rashbold" in The Notion Club Papers is paronomasia wiþ þǣm naman. Tolkien hæfde nāna swēostor and ænne brōðor, Hilary Arthur Reuel Tolkien, þæt wæs on 17 Solmōnaþ, 1894.

Þā hē wæs þrēogēare, Tolkien ēode tō Englalande mid his mēder and brēðer on what was intended to be a lengthy family visit. His fæder wæs in Sūþafrican gefaren of a severe mod haemorrhage before he could join them. This left the family without an income, so Tolkienes mōðor brōhte hine tō wunienne mid hire ealdorum in Birminghāme lytle hwīle. Sona æfter, in 1896, witon hie to Sarehole, þā wæs Wǣringwīcscīre þorp, later annexed to Birmingham. He enjoyed exploring Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog, which would later inspire scenes in his bōcum.