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Sept. 21, 1937: The Hobbit Opens Up a Brave New World
Tolkien's fantasy novel is first published on this date. Often thought of as the prelude to the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit was Tolkien's first book. It tells the tale of a simple hobbit cajoled by a wizard into joining the quest to recover stolen treasure. Tolkien enjoys a lofty reputation among devotees of fantasy fiction, but it was a long time coming. Fantasy was not a popular fiction genre at the time he wrote The Hobbit, and the work was dismissed by most critics as fanciful juvenilia.
Even with this one clocking in at minutes, true fans can only hope it will be even longer on video. The story is well known. Gandalf claims that Bilbo is adept as a burglar, an ability that will prove useful in the second or third film no doubt, even though Bilbo himself is unaware he has any such talent. In this first entry, the band faces several fantastic battles against horrible creatures like trolls, goblins and orcs, the latter led by Azog Manu Bennett , the orc chieftain who slew Thrain, father of Thorin. Indeed, stop reading this one.
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit , but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between and , The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written , with over million copies sold. The title of the novel refers to the story's main antagonist , the Dark Lord Sauron , [a] 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. From quiet beginnings in the Shire , a hobbit land not unlike the English countryside, the story ranges across Middle-earth, following the course of the War of the Ring through the eyes of its characters, most notably the hobbits Frodo Baggins , Sam , Merry and Pippin. Although generally known to readers as a trilogy, the work was initially intended by Tolkien to be one volume of a two-volume set, the other to be The Silmarillion , but this idea was dismissed by his publisher.
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