The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel by J.R. R. Tolkien. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, it is one of the best-selling books ever written. The trilogy was originally intended to be a trilogy, but Tolkien later decided to make it a series of separate books, with three volumes per volume.
About The Lord of the Rings in brief
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel by J.R. R. Tolkien. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, it is one of the best-selling books ever written. The work was initially intended by Tolkien to be one volume of a two-volume set along with The Silmarillion, but this idea was dismissed by his publisher. Some editions print the entire work into a single volume, following the author’s original intent. It has inspired numerous derivative works including artwork, music, films and television, video games, board games, and subsequent literature. It was named Britain’s best novel of all time in the BBC’s The Big Read. The book has been reprinted many times and translated into at least 38 languages. The story ranges across Middle-earth and follows the quest mainly through the eyes of the hobbits Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin. The title names the story’s main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron, who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-Earth. It is a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 children’s book The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Tolkien’s work, after an initially mixed reception by the literary establishment, has been the subject of extensive analysis of its themes and origins. Influences on this earlier work include philology, mythology, religion, earlier fantasy works, and his own experiences in the First World War, and on the story of The Lord of The Rings, which was published in three volumes over the course of a year from 29 July 1954 to 20 October 1955.
The three volumes were titled The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King, and are divided internally into six books, two per volume, with several appendices of background material at the end. The novel has been translated into many languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish, and has been adapted for radio, theatre, television, and film. The books have also been made into a number of films, including The Hobbit and The Hobbit 2: The parting of the ways, as well as the Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit 4: The Last Battle, and the Hobbit 5: The Hobbit 6: The Quest for the Seven Wonders of the World, among others. The trilogy was originally intended to be a trilogy, but Tolkien later decided to make it a series of separate books, with three volumes per volume. The novels were published in four parts, with the third volume being the final volume, The Fellowship Of The Ring, the second volume of The Return Of The King and the thirdvolume of The Two Towers. The first two volumes were published between July 1954 and October 1955, and were published as a set of three separate books. The third volume was the fourth volume, the last of which was The Fellowship of The Ring, published in October 1955.