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Christopher Reuel Tolkien was born on November 21, 1924 in Leeds, England. He is author J.R.R. Tolkien's youngest son and is known for having edited and published much of his father's work posthumously, including The Children of Húrin. Christopher Tolkien, who grew up in Oxford, U.K., listening to tales of the Bagginses and their adventures, set to work as his father's editor far earlier than that. He was an editor from the age of 5, catching inconsistencies in his father's bedtime tales, and was promised tuppence by his father for every mistake he noticed in "The Hobbit". As a young man he was typing up manuscripts and drawing maps of Middle-earth and around the time he was commissioned an officer in the [Royal Air Force] in 1945, his father was already calling him his chief critic and collaborator. He was also responsible for composing the original map of Middle-earth included with the The Lord of the Rings series when it was first published in the mid-1950s. Christopher also brought us The Silmarillion, The Children of Húrin, The History of Middle-earth series and many others. Christopher Tolkien passed away on January 16, 2020 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (Introduction, some editions) 86,411 copies, 1,134 reviews
The Silmarillion (Editor) 31,763 copies, 249 reviews
The Children of Húrin (Editor) 10,297 copies, 132 reviews
Unfinished Tales Of Numenor And Middle-Earth (Editor) 9,570 copies, 45 reviews
The Book of Lost Tales, Part One (Editor) 5,213 copies, 21 reviews
The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two (Editor) 3,532 copies, 8 reviews
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo (Editor, some editions; Preface, some editions) 3,066 copies, 18 reviews
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (Editor) 2,568 copies, 17 reviews
The Lays of Beleriand (Editor) 2,287 copies, 8 reviews
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun (Editor) 2,274 copies, 27 reviews
The Lost Road and Other Writings (Editor) 1,723 copies, 5 reviews
The Return of the Shadow (Editor) 1,606 copies, 5 reviews
Beren and Lúthien (Editor) 1,511 copies, 24 reviews
The Treason of Isengard (Editor) 1,440 copies, 4 reviews
The Fall of Gondolin (Ed. lit.) 1,357 copies, 20 reviews
The War of the Ring (Editor) 1,311 copies, 3 reviews
Sauron Defeated (Editor) 978 copies, 5 reviews
Tree and Leaf: Including "Mythopoeia" (Preface) 675 copies, 5 reviews
The History of Middle-earth, Part One (Editor) 593 copies, 1 review
A Tolkien Miscellany (Preface) 512 copies, 6 reviews
Tree and Leaf (Preface, some editions) 493 copies, 1 review
The History of Middle-earth : Part Two (Editor) 449 copies, 1 review
Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien (Editor) 356 copies, 1 review
The J.R.R. Tolkien Audio Collection (some editions) 95 copies
Nun's Priest's Tale (Editor, some editions) 89 copies, 1 review
Die Geschichte der Kinder Hurins. Sonderausgabe. (Foreword, some editions) 19 copies, 1 review
Gute Drachen sind rar. Drei Aufsätze (Herausgeber, some editions) 18 copies
Hervarar Saga Ok Heidreks (Introduction, some editions) 17 copies, 1 review

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