#On This Day – The Ring

Monday, July 29th, 2019

#OnThisDay

On the 29th July 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring was first published. One of a series of  volumes which made up The Lord of the Rings it takes place in the fictional world of Middle-Earth. It was originally devised as a single volume divided into six sections which would have been published with extensive appendices. However, the original publisher split the work up into three parts; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The Fellowship of the Ring is actually comprised of two books; The Ring Sets Out  and The Ring Goes South (or, The Journey of the Nine Companions)

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