Posted on January 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When one thinks of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of canonical fiction and an academic, one might imagine a serious soul.

In honor of his birthday yesterday, though, Literary Hub made an effort to highlight his sillier side.

Tolkien’s prankish days lasted throughout his entire life, from joyrides as a student to costumes as an Oxford don and gentle gags at stores as a retiree.

Head to Lit Hub for a sampling of Tolkien’s practical jokes.

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