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Book One

Unit Study One- Exploring the Author

Unit Study Two-- Exploring Language

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LINKS FOR UNIT STUDY ONE- Exploring the Author

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The Tolkien Timeline-- A concise timeline of the life of Tolkien

J.R.R Tolkien-- A Biographical Sketch- a brief biographical sketch prepared by the Tolkien Society of England

J.R.R. Tolkien and World War I-- an essay about the impact of World War I on Tolkien. Includes photos.

Tolkien Photos-- a link to a site loaded with pictures of Tolkien at various stages of his life.

Oxford Photographs-- links to photographs of Tolkien's Oxford

Birmingham Photographs-- links to photographs of Tolkien's Birmingham

Tolkien Trail-- photographs of sites related to Tolkien's life

Listen to Tolkien-- audio files of interviews with Tolkien or readings by Tolkien

The One Ring. Net (TORN)-- This premiere movie site has all the latest updates on The Lord of the Rings movie related topics, including fan conventions. Please be cautious about visiting this site as all of the pages may not be student (or Christian) friendly.

The Tolkien Archives-- This page produced by the New York Times contains numerous Tolkien-related articles from their archives. Contains original book reviews, articles on Tolkien's life and impact, as well as a selection of interesting quizzes and other resources to test and expand your knowledge.

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HM- T. Letters*             The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

Great insights into the man and his world. Eminently quotable!

                                    Edited by Humphrey Carpenter                           

$15.00

HM- T. Bio*             J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography

The only authorized biography of Tolkien. An excellent resource.

by Humphrey Carpenter   

 

$14.00

For more Tolkien Resources

For Tolkien articles written by Amelia Harper

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LINKS FOR UNIT STUDY TWO- Exploring Languages

A (Very) Brief History of the English Language- a good introduction to the chronology of events that influenced the development of the English language.

Readings of Old English Poetry-- Hear Old English poetry read. Also has links to Old English fonts.

Readings of Middle English-- Hear a reading of a portion of the Middle English poem Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

640 Familiar Phrases from the King James Version of the Bible from Bartleby's Quotations--

             Old Testaments and New Testament.

Common coined phrases from Shakespeare

Career Opportunities in Linguistics
 

Philologists, who chase

A panting syllable through time and space,

Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark,

To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah's ark.

William Cowper, 'Retirement' (1782)

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SUGGESTED BOOKS for more in depth study:

HM- Languages*             The Languages of Middle Earth

Basic primer for Elvish and other Middle English languages.

         by Ruth S. Noel       

                                                  

 $16.00

D- Middle English             A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary

Middle English anthology includes excerpts from the Wycliffe Bible. Notes and extensive Middle English vocabulary by Tolkien--his first published work! (Reg. $22.95)

                  by Sisam and Tolkien           

      

$21.00

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