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(Biography) J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel). 1892–1973, British philologist and writer, born in South Africa. He is best known for The Hobbit (1937), the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954–55), and the posthumously published The Silmarillion (1977)
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Tol•kien(ˈtoʊl kin, ˈtɒl-)
J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel), 1892–1973, English novelist and philologist, born in South Africa.
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