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J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography Summary
Humphrey Carpenter

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J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography Summary

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"J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography" by Humphrey Carpenter is a biography of the well known author of the classic tales "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where his father, Arthur Tolkien, worked in the banking industry. Tolkien, who was called Ronald, spent his first five years in South Africa before returning to England to visit family. While in England, Arthur Tolkien died and the family, now under the care of Tolkien's mother, Mabel Suffield Tolkien, stayed in England.

Tolkien and his younger brother, Hilary, grew up living in several different houses, from the English countryside to more than one dismal house in the city. Mabel was insistent on teaching the boys religion, language, and other important subjects until they could attend school. It was during this time that Tolkien developed a deep and abiding...

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