[Dread:] Christopher Tolkien dies, publishing a work left as an editor of JRR Tolkien's work


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Annie Spratt

Christopher Tolkien , the third son of JR R. Tolkien, the creator of The Ring Story, has published many Tolkien manuscripts as an editor and has contributed greatly to Tolkien's research in later life. I was 95.

Christopher Tolkien has died – The Tolkien Society
https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2020/01/christopher-tolkien-has-died/



JRR Tolkien's son Christopher dies aged 95 | Books | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/16/jrr-tolkiens-son-christopher-dies-aged-95

Christopher was born on November 21, 1924, in Leeds, northern England, as the third son of father JR R. Tolkien and mother Edith Tolkien.

When Christopher was born, Tolkien was a professor at the University of Leeds and had not written a novel yet, but had expanded his vision of the Elven language and the narrative world since the First World War, I started writing when I returned to Oxford University in 1975.

Originally published in 1937, `` The Hobbit Adventure '' was a work originally written by Tolkien for his own children and was not for publication, but that a human being at the publisher persuaded Tolkien to get to publishing That.


Naturally, Tolkien who did not think that his own work would be popular seemed to think that `` publishing was all this way, '' but it became popular not only for children but also for adults, and the request for the sequel will come in Was. That's how the Ring Story was released in three volumes between 1954 and 1955. Tolkien was not planned to be a trilogy (volume 3), but was to be separated due to the lack of paper after World War II.


Until his death, Tolkien wrote the story of Middle-earth, the stage of The Hobbit Adventure and The Ring Story. When Tolkien died in 1973, the story of Silmaril was unfinished and only partially completed. Christopher took over, and at the time was a student at the University of Manitoba, Guy Gabriel Kay , as an assistant to the University of Oxford, and published in 1977. Kay later became a fantasy writer.

He also contributed greatly to Tolkien's research by publishing the Tale of Never Ending in 1980 and the twelve volumes of History of Middle-earth in 1983-1996. The last work was ' The Fall of Gondolin ' in 2018.


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