J.R.R. Tolkien and The Inklings

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The Inklings
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Holding a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in Louisiana with a concentration in psychology, Tim Hornibrook eventually entered the financial services field in Sydney, Australia. Outside of work, Tim Hornibrook enjoys traveling and watching movies, especially the Lord of the Rings.

Originally published in written form in 1954 by English fantasy author and professor J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings was set in a fictional environment that Tolkien called Middle-earth. The future of civilization relies on a ring that was placed into the hands of a hobbit named Frodo. The book takes a reader through the adventures of Frodo as commanding forces try to get a hold of the ring.

In 1920, Tolkien began teaching at Oxford University and started a writing group called The Inklings with other famous authors including Owen Barfield and C.S. Lewis. The Inklings gave Tolkien the idea for The Hobbit, which was published as a children’s book prior to The Lord of the Rings in 1937.