true love, lord of the rings
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is known worldwide for his fantastic characters and creations. His hobbits, dwarves, elves and warriors have changed the face of literature and culture. As a boy, he had unusual interests. He loved reading mythology, playing chess, drawing fierce dragons, and by age 9, young Ronald (as he was usually called) had invented several languages. Well-known is Tolkien’s prodigious geek cred, but less known is that he was a hopeless romantic.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Whiting, Jason B., "The Lord of the Wedding Ring: J.R.R. Tolkien’s True Love" (2017). Faculty Publications. 2702.
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