The Lord of the Rings
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English philologist and University of Oxford professor J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during World War II. It is the second best-selling novel ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.
- Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century
- Norse mythology in popular culture
- 1954 in literature
- 1955 in literature
- Literature of the United Kingdom