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|Author(s)||Author: J R R Tolkien Editor: Christopher Tolkien|
|Publisher||Harper Collins, London|
|Date of Publication||2009 First Australian Edition|
J.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3rd January 1892 in Bloemfontein. After serving in the First World War Tolkien embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognised as one of the finest philologists in the world. He is, however, best known as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinar works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. He was awarded a CBE, and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University in 1972 He died in 1973 at the age of 81.
Christopher Tolkien, born on 21st November 1924, is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself since his father's death in 1973 to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion and the collections entitled Unfinished Tales and The History of Middle-earth.