Fun Fact Friday- J.R.R. Tolkien

“It always irked him that his scholarly works went largely unknown by the general public, who flocked to his fantasy writings. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were largely Tolkien’s attempt to construct a body of myth, and their success caught him largely unaware. In fact, he spent years rejecting, criticizing and shredding adaptations of his work that he didn’t believe captured its epic scope and noble purpose!” (Source: mentalfloss.com)

Do you know any other interesting facts about Tolkien?

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Posted on July 12, 2013, in Fun Fact Friday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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