Bilbo, Frodo, and Gandalf

There and Back Again with Hobbits and Wizards

J. R. R. Tolkien was born in January, 1892.  He and C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, were friends, members of the Inklings literary group, and colleagues at Oxford University.  Tolkien, a professor of English, was very interested in mythology and philology (the study of written languages).  Petworth Neighborhood Library has mounted a display of books by and about Tolkien, including: 


J. R. R. Tolkien
 
J. R. R. Tolkien: Creator of Languages and Legends
New Tolkien Companion
 
New Tolkien Companion
 
Tolkien's World Tolkien's World
Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia Tolkien Encyclopedia