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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:13 pm
by YamsInACan_111
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, better know as J.R.R. Tolkien was the writer of The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarrilion

As well, Tolkien was a devote Christian, and was the person who brought C.S. Lewis, the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, out of Atheism. But then broke his friendship when C.S. Lewis joined a different church :oops: :roll:. His Lifetime: January 3, 1892 –September 2, 1973. The engravings on his tombstone read John Ronald:
Reuel Tolkien
Beren
1892–1973
While his wifes was:
Edith Mary Tolkien
Lúthien
1889–1971

If their is anymore "Did you knows" about Tolkien you know, please post them here. 8-)

Re: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:23 pm
by MirkwoodArcher
Did you know that Tolkien's creation of Númenor was actually from a challenge C.S Lewis gave him to write a story about time-travel. while C.S. Lewis wrote about space-travel? Although, Tolkien's time-travel story didn't work out, it created the idea of Númenor.

More about this can be found in Volume 5 of the History of Middle-Earth.

Re: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:58 pm
by Archon
Yeah, I read some of C.S. Lewis's book on space travel. I forget what it was called, though.

Re: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:01 pm
by MirkwoodArcher
I looked it up and the it's called The Space Trilogy, right?

Re: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:03 pm
by Archon
I have no idea. It was a long time ago.

Re: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:23 pm
by Manveru
MirkwoodArcher wrote:I looked it up and the it's called The Space Trilogy, right?


That seems like it. I started reading that, but ended up reading Narnia instead.

Re: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:51 pm
by YamsInACan_111
I can see why :D.

Re: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:02 am
by Floris
It's boring?

Re: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:03 am
by MirkwoodArcher
I don't know. I've never read them.

Re: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:35 pm
by Amroth
He did know (a bit) arround 30 languages, some very well like Icelandic and others not so good like "pré primitive old-Theutonic" and "Ancient Babylonic"