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The Lord of the Rings | Study Guide

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Overview

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Author

J.R.R. Tolkien

Years Published

1954–55

Type

Novel

Genre

Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator

The Lord of the Rings has a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

The Lord of the Rings is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy novel in three volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The plot revolves around the quest to destroy the evil One Ring, forged by Sauron, the Lord of the Rings. Tolkien originally conceived The Lord of the Rings as one long story told in six books, but he instead divided it into three parts due to publishing demands.

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