Fantastic: J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth And Its Creatures
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Welcome to Middle-Earth: The Works of J.R.R. Tolkien
Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings trilogy introduced the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) to a whole new generation of fans. Although Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels were first published back in the 1930s and 1940s, they contain themes, ideas and characters that still resonate with young readers today.
Popularizing the World of Fantasy
Tolkien’s best-known works take place in Middle Earth, a world inhabited by a myriad of creatures and races, including elves, dwarves, hobbits and orcs – to name only a few. Although fantasy novels had appeared well before Tolkien’s time, the remarkable success of his books led to a popular resurgence of interest in the fantasy genre.
Tolkien is best known for his novel The Hobbit (1937) and his Lord of the Rings trilogy, which includes the fantasy classics The Fellowship of the Ring (1954), The Two Towers (1954) and The Return of the King (1955) and serve as a follow-up of sorts. A lesser known work, The Silmarillion, which expands on the history of Middle-Earth, was published posthumously in 1977.
All Things Tolkien
This website is a tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien and his many ambitious literary endeavors, including several that have been recently compiled and published by his son, Christopher Tolkien. These latter works include The Children of Hurin (published in 2007), The Fall of Arthur (2013), and Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary (2014).
Anyone with a passion for the fantasy genre should be sure to bookmark this site, where they will always find interesting (and frequently updated) content on Middle-Earth, its fantastical inhabitants, and all things pertaining to this remarkable author.