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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. Tolkien  
Language: English
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Book Summary of The Lord of the Rings


About the Book: The Lord of the Rings (Set of 3 Titles)

The Lord of the Rings (Set of 3 Titles) is a set of the threetitles in Tolkiens bestselling high fantasy series. The novel isdivided into a total of three volumes, spanning six books, two pervolume.

The novel is set in a fictional universe called middle-earth. ADark Lord named Sauron harbors the ambition to conquer and reignover all of middle-earth. He creates a powerful ring called the OneRing to control the Rings of Power, several magical rings createdunder Saurons guidance. Sauron is the main antagonist in the novel,and the titular character of the series as well.

In the Hobbit, the prequel to The Lord Of The Rings, the OneRing leaves Saurons hand. The Lord of the Rings covers Sauronsquest to reclaim the One Ring coupled with the continued efforts ofthe West to foil his ambitious plans.

The first volume is titled The Fellowship Of The Ring. It beginsat Bag End with the birthday celebrations of the hobbit BilboBaggins. Bilbo leaves all his possessions to Frodo, his adoptedheir. Frodo eventually learns that the ring he received as part ofhis legacy is actually the powerful one ring belonging to Sauron.On the advice of a wizard named Gandalf, Frodo sets out on amission to ensure the safety of the ring. Several hobbits, dwarves,wizards, and elves join hands to keep the ring from falling intoSaurons hands.

The second volume, The Two Towers, focuses on the betrayal of awizard named Saruman, who switches to the Dark side and pledges hisallegiance to Sauron. Subsequently, Frodo travels east with thering, and unwittingly walks into danger.

In the third and final volume, The Return Of The King, thejourney of the ring culminates in a decisive showdown that couldresult in the victory of good over evil, or it could backfire andthe dark forces could end up conquering all. This volume containsmany appendices that provide a wealth of background information onthe story.

The Lord of the Rings was first released in 1954. With sales ofover 150 million copies, it is the third best-selling novel ever.It has been translated into numerous languages and has also beenreprinted several times over. Its film, theater, and radioadaptations have won numerous awards. The book continues to formthe basis of a variety of ancillary products in the form of videogames, artwork, music, and more.

About Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien was an English author, professor, philologist,and poet.

He is best known for his epic fantasy works The Hobbit, The LordOf The Rings, and The Silmarillion. Some of his other works includeThe Lonely Isle, The Sorrowful City, Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf byNiggle, and Smith Of Wootton Major.

His writing was greatly influenced by Old English literature,poetry, mythology, and Catholic theology. With the revival of hisworks, he is now posthumously considered the Father of the highfantasy genre.

Tolkien was born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien on January 3, 1982,in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He was married to Edith Bratt, andthe couple had four children. Tolkien passed away on September 2,1973. In 2008, he appeared at the sixth spot on The Times list ofThe 50 Greatest British Writers since 1945. In 2009, he was listedas the fifth top-earning dead celebrity by Forbes.


Details Of Book : The Lord of the Rings

Book: The Lord of the Rings
ISBN: 0261102389
ISBN-13: 9780261102385
Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 1999-01
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Number of Pages: 166
Language: English
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