Following the Light - J. R. R. Tolkien fanlisting



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This is the fanlisting for J. R. R. Tolkien, approved and listed by The Fanlistings Network. It opened in November 2018.

I run this site because I've been a fantasy nerd for as long as I can remember, and Tolkien is my all-time favourite authors. Tolkien made an enourmous impact on the world, and also on my own life. I got the first book as a birthday gift when I was around 12, and that was pretty much it. I still love The Lord of the Rings more than any other books I’ve ever read, and I've since read every piece of Tolkien's writings that I've been able to find.

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, from 1945 to 1959. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings.

After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion. These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda and Middle-earth within it.

While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature —or, more precisely, of high fantasy.

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