John Ronald Reul, was a poet, English writer, a World War I veteran, university professor and philologist. Tolkien is widely known for his high fantasy work, Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. Before he became an author, Tolkien served as Bosworth and Rawlison professor at Oxford University between the years 1925 to 1945. Later on, Tolkien also served as a Merton Professor of the English Language between the years 1945 to 1959. J.R.R Tolkien used to an extremely close friend to C.S Lewis.
Order of Middle-Earth Universe Series
|1||Tales from the Perilous Realm||1949||Description / Buy|
|2||The Adventures of Tom Bombadil||1962||Description / Buy|
|3||The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book||1962||Description / Buy|
|4||The Tolkien Reader||1966||Description / Buy|
|5||Bilbo's Last Song||1974||Description / Buy|
|6||The Silmarillion||1977||Description / Buy|
|7||Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth||1980||Description / Buy|
|8||Tolkien's World||1992||Description / Buy|
|9||Realms of Tolkien||1996||Description / Buy|
|10||The Peoples of Middle-Earth||1996||Description / Buy|
|11||Poems From The Hobbit (Short Story)||1999||Description / Buy|
|12||The History of Middle Earth||2000||Description / Buy|
|13||The Children of Húrin||2012||Description / Buy|
|14||Beren and Lúthien||2017||Description / Buy|
Based on his father’s unpublished manuscripts and extensive notes, such as the Similiar, Christopher published numerous series. Together with the Lord of the Rings and the bestselling novel, The Hobbit, these novels form a connected body of poems, tales, invented languages, literary essays and fictional history about Arda, an imaginary world as well as the middle-earth within Arda.
While several authors had published several fantasy works before J.R.R Tolkien, the huge success of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit, in turn, lead to a huge resurgence of works of fantasies. This, in turn, led to the identification of J.R.R Tolkien as the father of modern fantasy. Tolkien’s work has continued to inspire more and more writers and in turn, has led to a more everlasting effect in the fantasy field.
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The Hobbit: This is undeniably one of the best known and most loved fantasy novel of all times. The book was first published in the year 1937, and ever since then, it has been translated into more than fifty languages. Initially, author J.R.R Tolkien for the reading pleasures of his children had written the Hobbit. One of Tolkien’s children, Christopher eventually became the editor for books such as Book of Lost-Tales and The Silmarion. The Hobbit is a far much more light-hearted read when compared to the lord of the Rings. In The Hobbit, author Tolkien introduces the readers to three unforgettable characters, Gollum, Gandalf and Bilbo. The Hobbit is undeniably a novel, which is going to be enjoyed by both adults and children alike.
The hobbit is a novel that is full of adventure, song, laughter, heroism and features landscapes, which are quentessialy English. The shire, in which the Hobbits live, could be compared to those present in England during the yester years. However, as the book progresses, the shire is eventually left behind and the reluctant hero, Bilbo encounters Elves, Goblins, Dwarves, Wizards, and Eagles as the entire party passes through The Misty Mountains, Rindevell and Mirkwood.
The party is heading to the lonely mountains with the hopes of returning the treasures, which were stolen by Smaug, the great dragon. As the expedition travel over the misty mountains, they struggle through the rock-hurling boulders and extremely terrible thunderstorms. The hobbits are in turn forced to seek shelter in a cave.
However, things eventually turn from bad to worse when the cave eventually turns out to be a front porch to a goblin enclave. All the Hobbits apart from Gandalf are captured and in turn, taken to the great Goblin. Upon examining the goblin-killing sword, the Great Goblin becomes extremely infuriated. However, the wizard Gandalf comes to the rescue, and the Hobbits manage to escape into a tunnel.
One of the greatest thing about this novel Hobbit is that the readers can be able to find their inner hobbit; a part that does a comfortable and a rather easy life. Nonetheless, there is still something in each one of us, which perks at the thought of an adventure and also a journey into the unknown.
This is undeniably the main reason why the Hobbit became an instant hit and also one of the most memorable books by anyone who read it. Apart from being little people, Hobbits do not have magical abilities as well as beards. With that said, the Hobbit is a must read and a delight.
The Lord of the Rings: In Lord of the Rings, author JRR Tolkien introduces the readers to the dark lord, Sauron who has just gathered all the rings of power with him. Sauron intends to use the rings of power to rule the entire world. Nonetheless, to ensure that his rule is successful, Sauron lacks only one thing, a ring that is not only extremely powerful but also rules all the others.
The ring that Sauron is looking for has fallen into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit. In a sleepy village, another Hobbit, Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with a rather difficult task. Bilbo, his elder cousin, entrusts the ring to him Frodo should leave his home and then make a rather difficulty journey through middle-earth to a place known as the crack of Doom. In the Cracks of Doom, he is expected to destroy the ring and stop it from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord.
Ever since the Lord of the Rings was published in the year 1954, it has been a novel that most readers have treasured. Steeped in other-worldliness and unrivaled magic, the book’s sweeping fantasy has continued to touch the hearts of the old and young alike. Penned by JRR Tolkien, and Lord of the Rings is made up of three installments. Lord of the Rings is a magical tale of friendship, heroism, and love. It is also a book that sets up the benchmark for all the fantasy books that followed. Author JRR Tolkien rather descriptive narrative depicts the middle-earth and the journey which the Fellowship undertook.
With that said, being a fantasy story, the language is not only chilling but also extremely thrilling, dynamic and ethereal as well. Author JRR Tolkien has done an outstanding job of creating a world, where anything is possible and also one where the readers do not have any history about it or understand what is real or not. Lord of the Rings follows Frodo in his journey, and the readers get to see much through Frodo’s eyes.
Because the narrative has been penned using the third-person omniscient, the readers get to see everyone’s thought. The strengths of the Lord of the Rings lies in the creativity, lessons, imagination, and fortitude. Furthermore, honor among friends, power of a wizard and struggles to survive are just some of the other aspects that makes Lord of the Rings a fantastic read.
What Is The Next Book in The Middle-earth Universe Series?
There doesn't seem to be an upcoming book in The Middle-earth Universe Series. The newest book is Beren and Lúthien and was released on May, 4th 2017.