The greatest piece of literary fiction ever, the Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien during the 30's and 40's and published in the 50's. People often mistakenly refer to it as a trilogy. IT IS NOT A TRILOGY. It is one novel divided into six books and appendices. It was however released in three volumes because the publisher wanted more money.
The Lord of the Rings takes place in Tolkien's "Middle-earth" and focuses on the hobbit Frodo Baggins, who is tasked with destroying the One Ring of Power forged by the Dark Lord Sauron (the titular Lord of the Rings) many years ago. The novel also focuses on many other heroes and villians. The Lord of the Rings has served as an example for countless other fantasy works to emulate in story, characters, and setting.
The Lord of the Rings has been adapted into a movie trilogy by director Peter Jackson. Although they are of course inferior to the original book, they are still very good. Many people like to compare The Lord of the Rings to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, most likely because the first Lord of the Rings movie and the first Harry Potter movie both came out in 2001. However, there is really no comparison. Harry Potter is good, but The Lord of the Rings is a pure literary masterpiece.
The Lord of the Rings is a must read for pretty much anyone.
One of the most successful trilogies of all time, in the forms of literature and film. It chronicles the parallel adventures of Frodo Baggins, and Aragorn, Heir of Gondor.
For some reason, people on UrbanDictionary.com feel that they have to compare this trilogy to J.K. Rowling's seven-part book/movie series Harry Potter
The Lord of the Rings should have swept every single Oscar.
Probably the greatest
literature and movies known to mankind. J.R.R. Tolkien was the literary Einstein, and probably always will be. Peter Jackson, who directed the Lord Of The Rings movies, is one of the greatest directors to ever walk this Earth.
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy is divided into three parts.
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
People like to compare The Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter. It's really quite funny, and it's fun to laugh at people who do that, seeing as how the only thing the two series have in common is that magic exists in both worlds that the two stories take place in. Otherwise, they have nothing in common characterwise, the plotlines are not similar whatsoever, and not even the monsters/creatures that are in the stories are similar. Usually people who compare Harry Potter to The Lord Of The Rings have barely read one series or the other at all.
To the people who constantly compare Harry Potter to The Lord Of The Rings - do humanity a favor and shut the fuck up and pull your head out of your ass, and realize that since you are a mere civilian and basically have no way of making any books and/or movies, you can't do shit about whatever series - that you probably haven't read - you're pissed off about. Thank you.
The Lord Of The Rings is the best literature known to humanity.
great books/movies and harry potter is a good book series but it does not even come close to the lord of the rings. i mean come on it was written by a guy with three initals for his name.
"i hope aragorn, legolas, and gimli from the lord of the rings cut off the heads of harry potter and his gay ass friends"