Author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, Tolkien is best known for his literary works concerning the mythological world of Middle-earth. However, he wrote many more works ranging from fable to children's stories and his wealth of creative power is presented in the Tolkien Museum.
|Tolkien held several chairs at the universities of Leeds and Oxford, most notably as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor for Anglo-Saxon (1925-1945) and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature (1945-1959). His scholarly publications included A Middle English Vocabulary (1922), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1925, with E.V. Gordon), Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics (1936) and On Fairy-Stories (1947). |
|Married to Edith Bratt, Tolkien was father to one daughter and three sons, one of whom, Christopher, afterwards edited his works in The History of Middle-earth. For further information I would refer you to Carpenter's Biography and Garth's Tolkien and the Great War. [Home]|