“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” — J. R. R. Tolkien, Author of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”
Known for “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”, English fantasy author J.R.R Tolkien, passed away 46 years ago today — though his novels are more popular than ever. Tolkien created the fictional setting of Middle-earth — a continent populated with hobbits, goblins and other creatures forming a mythological past that was quite elaborate, involving numerous invented languages and detailed histories that connected all of Tolkien’s novels in the same universe. In 1973, Tolkien was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to English literature. Having sold more than 250 million copies of his various works, Tolkien is considered to be the father of modern fantasy literature — and his content is still inspiring blockbuster films and television series.