- Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
- Pages: 1210 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Edition: 50th Anniversary edition
- Originally published: 1954
Note: The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is the second best-selling novel ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.