The most influential novel of fantasy ever published, the Lord Of The Rings has spawned numerous films, games and even songs. Set in the imaginary world of Middle Earth, it is essentially a tale of good triumphing over evil.
A humble Hobbit (Frodo) is nominated to save Middle Earth from the evil Sauron by destroying his Uncle's (Bilbo) ring. Accompanied by Gandalf the Wizard and 7 other major characters they embark on a marathon journey experiencing epic adventures. Frodo, escaping near-death on many occasions, ultimately destroys the ring by burning it, and the evil forces of Sauron are beaten and Middle Earth is saved from tyranny.
'When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.'...