The Lord of the Rings. A story for all time: part 1

The turn of the millennium produced a number of polls of "The nation's favorite...". The winner of three national British polls, Amazon.com's "Book of the Millennium". Channel 4's "Book of the Century" and BBC's "Big Read", was Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien himself was voted "Author of the Century" in several other surveys. The film versions of Tolkien's trilogy have widened his readership even further. But why does the book have this phenomenal reputation? CIEN A story for all time First published in 1954, J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings tells the story of how the most powerful object in the universe, the One Ring, falls into the hands of Frodo Baggins, a young human-like creature. Frodo must then begin a long and dangerous journey to take the Ring to the only place where it can be destroyed forever. The book has been translated into 25 languages and has sold nearly a hundred million copies. People regularly name it as their favorite book - but what can explain its enduring popularity? Of course, The Lord of the Rings offers readers a complete fantasy world with its own geography and language, but its story is also based on timeless themes and characters that re-occur through all literature, Many popular stories involve an underdog who is taken from his ordinary life and sent on a quest through good and evil.
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