See Tolkien in Theaters, READ Tolkien at the Library!

Cover of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien"Tolkien", a new biopic from director Dome Karukoski is in theaters today. It portrays the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's early years from a fellowship of grammar school adventurers to the hellish landscape of the Battle of the Somme.

Starring Nicholas Hoult as the young Tolkien and Lily Collins as his future wife Edith Bratt, the movie shows the young writer’s friendships during his formative years, as well as his experiences on the front lines during the First World War, presenting them as inspiration for his works to come.

Tolkien is best known for his titles such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. The great success of these titles led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature.

You can find books written BY Tolkien and books written ABOUT Tolkien at WPPL!

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