Lord of the Rings

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
The Lord of the Rings
Tolkien's beloved story and the new film adaptation


by Laura Hayes


"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."

—Inscription on the One Ring of Sauron







The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale is perhaps the best-loved fantasy story ever written. Now, nearly 50 years after it first captivated readers, it comes to cinematic life in a three-film motion-picture event.

Bringing Middle-earth to the Silver Screen
Director Peter Jackson takes on The Lord of the Rings and makes cinema history.

J.R.R. Tolkien
Life and works of the man who created Middle-earth



Can't Distinguish Sauron from Saruman?
For those of you that need to brush up on your Middle-earth lore, we offer a guide to characters and places as well as a timeline of Middle-earth history.

Who's Who in The Lord of the Rings
The major characters and races you'll meet in the The Lord of the Rings

A Guide to Middle-earth
Important places in Middle-earth's history and in the The Lord of the Rings

Timeline of Middle-earth
A detailed history of Middle-earth, from the creation of the world to the War of the Ring.



Test your Tolkien and Middle-earth Knowledge!


Quiz: Tolkien and his books
Tolkien's first published book was?

Quiz: The Hobbit
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