Tolkien, J. R. R.

[(tohl-keen, tol-keen)]

A twentieth-century British scholar and writer of widely popular fantasies that chronicle a magnificent battle between the forces of good and evil. Tolkien created his own geography, language, and mythology for The Hobbit and the trilogy The Lord of the Rings.

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