Oxford University - This is the highly respected university where J.R.R. Tolkien did his undergraduate work and taught later in his life.
Leeds - This is a city and the university where J.R.R. Tolkien attained his first professional position as a Reader, before being promoted to Professor.
England - This is the author's home nation that is the presumed backdrop for the events that unfold.
Mordor - This is the fictional location of the Evil Sauron's powerbase and is mentioned in a number of the writings interspersed throughout the book.
Cracks of Doom - This is a fictional place, modeled in many ways on a real location as a mountain that has a volcano, and provides the possibility of returning the Ring to its place of origin, and thereby destroying it.
Numenor - This is the fictional land of the immortal, artistic, alternate...
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