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“We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings. Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien's ...
UNPUBLISHED artworks by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien are to go on show at the Bodleian Library. They will be among the artefacts displayed as part of Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, at the Weston Library in Broad Street, from June 1 to October 28. The exhibition will feature an unprecedented ...

An exhibition dedicated to the life and works of the author and artist J.R.R. Tolkien opening this summer at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries will feature original watercolours that the author painted while writing drafts of his classic fantasy novel The Hobbit. The show Tolkien: Maker of ...
In 2003, The Tolkien Society established an annual tradition, designating one day of the year for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien worldwide to celebrate their love of Tolkien's writings by, well, reading them! March 25 was chosen for the celebration as it is the date in The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, when ...
Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien is well-known for his mythological realm of Middle Earth and highly influential Lord of the Rings series of books. In fact, one survey in 1997 voted Lord of the Rings the “book of the century.” However, few are familiar with his greatest love, which gave him profound strength ...
Three previously unpublished artworks by JRR Tolkien are to be displayed for the first time as part of a major exhibition coming to the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries this summer. The three pieces will be among rare paintings and drawings by the author of the fantasy masterpiece The Lord of the ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — J.R.R. Tolkien fans will be celebrating the author all over the world on March 25. The Tolkien Society created a day to encourage fans to promote Tolkien's literature by reading their favorite passages. The author is best known for his Lord of the Ring series. "This will be our third year ...
Authors who have inspired Stead include C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald and Jane Austen, all of whom are Christians. “The idea that I can use my gifts to write stories that point people to truth inspires me more than anything” Stead told Prince Avenue Christian School Marketing Assistant ...
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, is a series consisting of three books: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. It is the tale of the evil Lord Sauron, his Ring of Power, and the journey of two small hobbits crossing Middle-Earth in order to destroy the Ring, by flinging it ...
Briggs Lawrence County Public Library would like to encourage you to check out the works of J.R.R. Tolkien in time for Tolkien Reading Day on March 25. Upstart says that the day celebrates the downfall of Sauron and the fall of Barad-dur in the "Lord of the Rings." The "Lord of the Rings" is fantasy, and the ...
Amazon's AMZN, +2.69% upcoming “Lord of the Rings” prequel will likely cost the company $500 million and make it the most expensive TV series ever made, according to reports. In a bid to rival the phenomenal success of HBO's “Game of Thrones,” Amazon has bought the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien's ...
I came across a most interesting film project on Facebook recently that will be certain to get the attention of fans of The Lord of the Rings saga and The Hobbit – indeed, fans of epic fantasy literature and cinema period, as its subject – J.R.R. Tolkien – was arguably one of the most prolific creative minds in ...
Out of the 54 Brancaster rings discovered, it was the Senicianus ring which is believed to have been the influence for JRR Tolkien's writings in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. This is because when Tolkien was a professor at Oxford, Sir Mortimer Wheeler is alleged to have had many deep conversations ...
COOS BAY — This spring students can venture into Middle Earth as they read the "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings", and a few shorter works by J.R.R. Tolkien. English 262 will be taught by Mark Wilson, focusing on Tolkien as a 20th century author who explores the problems of evil, power and ...
The children's literature classic known as "The Hobbit" was first written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in 1937. Tolkien also began work on "The Lord of the Rings" as a sequel — meant for the same readers who loved "The Hobbit," but written to include greater complexity since these children would have ...
Star Wars Rebels Last week's episodes of Star Wars Rebels ended on a significant doozy: the death of a major character. When asked about this development, series creator Dave Filoni takes the opportunity to discuss what Death truly means with the Force and also gets into how both George Lucas and ...
Cartographer Dan Bell makes national parks into fantasy lands. Bell, who lives near Lake District National Park in England, is currently on a mission to draw every national park in the UK in the style of the maps in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, reports. The project began in September ...

J.R.R. Tolkien attended Exeter College in Oxford, studying the Classics, Old English, the Germanic languages (especially Gothic), Welsh and Finnish. When World War I began, he delayed enlistment until he obtained his degree in 1915. During this time at Oxford he had begun working on his invented languages, including ...
As reported in the New York Times, “The multiseason adaptation will feature 'new story lines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring,' which is the first Rings book ... and also includes the opportunity to pursue spin-off series." The announcement follows the August resignation of Christopher ...
A lot of these series that have had this time-honored status of becoming classics, outside of [J.R.R.] Tolkien, who very obviously sat down and came up with his world, but even something like Star Wars has this feeling of a lot of stuff being introduced, of expanding the parameters of the world every so often.
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are iconic fantasy adventures, and readers return to them time and again because of the rich detail that defines the world. Tolkien's prose is aided by his beautiful maps of Middle-earth, which comes with simplified, beautiful forests, mountains, and ...


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