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JRRTolkieN (1892-1973). [J.R.R. stands for: John Ronald Reuel] English novelist and scholar who achieved fame with his richly inventive epic trilogy TheLordOfTheRings (1954-55). The work consists of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. This remarkable work by the mid-1960s had become, especially in its appeal to young people, a sociocultural phenomenon.