J.R.R. Tolkien Day
January 3rd is observed as “J.R.R. Tolkien Day” in celebration of J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday and his beloved writings. He is most famous for writing “The Hobbit” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, but his body of work also consists of short stories, poems, and other novels including “The Silmarillion.”
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 and was an English writer, poet, philologist (study of language), and university professor. He served in the British Army during World War I and later became a member of a literary group of accomplished writers known as the Inklings which included talents such as C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, and Charles Williams.
A brief history of Tolkien’s most famous novels is below:
Cover Image: “The One Ring” @ https://www.reddit.com/r/lotr/comments/3w3n36/the_one_ring_desktop_background/
Image: “The Hobbit Timeline” @ https://nationaltoday.com/jrr-tolkien-day/
Image: “The Hobbit” @ https://electricliterature.com/the-genius-of-tolkiens-original-the-hobbit-dust-jacket-9050e1e0be26
Image: “The Lord of the Rings” @ https://petchary.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/a-fondness-for-fantasy/