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JRR Tolkien

JRR Tolkien is one of those rare writers that can completely transport you with his pen, a feeling I get every time I wander the Withywindle valley with Frodo and company, or breakfast upon bread and mead in the house of Beorn with Bilbo and the dwarves.

Tolkien creates out of the void a complete and fully-realized world. He weaves his spell around us, suspends all disbelief, and gives us our own modern-day adventure and discovery quest.

Gollum

The character of Gollum plays a vital role in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He becomes not only a memorable and well-rounded character, but also a focus for many of…
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The War of the Jewels

The War of the Jewels is volume eleven in the twelve-volume History of Middle Earth by JRR Tolkien.This volume, and the previous volume, Morgoth’s Ring, are a collection of…
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Morgoth’s Ring

Morgoth's Ring is Volume X in the twelve-volume History of Middle Earth series. The History of Middle Earth is comprised of the posthumously published stories and notes of JRR…
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Sauron Defeated

Sauron Defeated is Book IX in the twelve-volume series of writings known as The History of Middle Earth, a collection previously unpublished (and mostly unfinished) writings by JRR…
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The War of the Ring

The War of the Ring is book VIII in the twelve-volume History of Middle Earth series by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien.It is also the third of four books known as…
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On Fairy Stories

"On Fairy Stories" is one of JRR Tolkien’s most well-known essays, tackling the question “What is a fairy story?” and forming a persuasive study and defense of the genre."On…
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