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Lord of the Rings: Tolkien's Real-World Influences For Middle-earth

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The world of The Lord of the Rings may feel as detached from reality as fiction can possibly get, but so much of Tolkien's Middle-earth is inspired by or based on real-world cultures, locations and experiences. Beginning with the release of The Hobbit in 1937, the history and composition of Middle-earth was then developed exponentially in The Lord of the Rings , the posthumous  The Silmarillion...

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