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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973)

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GCSE JRR Tolkien

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973)

"Three Rings for the Elven- kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf- lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for the Mortal Men doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."

This is how all the three parts of the epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings, starts. J.R.R. Tolkien is the author of the successful book.

Arthur Reuel Tolkien, was a bank clerk. He went to South Africa in the 1890s for a better opportunity of a promotion. He was joined by his wife, Mabel Suffield. They had two children together. The eldest child, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, is known as the author of the book The Lord of the Rings. He was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on 3 January 1892. He did not have a good memory of Africa since his father died

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