The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.
The title of the novel refers to the story's main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron, who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth. From quiet beginnings in the Shire, a hobbit land not unlike the English countryside, the story ranges across Middle-earth, following the course of the War of the Ring through the eyes of its characters, not only the hobbits Frodo Baggins, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck and Peregrin "Pippin" Took, but also the hobbits' chief allies and travelling companions: the Men, Aragorn son of Arathorn, a Ranger of the North, and Boromir, a Captain of Gondor; Gimli son of Glóin, a Dwarf warrior; Legolas Greenleaf, an Elven prince; and Gandalf, a wizard.
The work was initially intended by Tolkien to be one volume of a two-volume set, the other to be The Silmarillion, but this idea was dismissed by his publisher. For economic reasons, The Lord of the Rings was published in three volumes over the course of a year from 29 July 1954 to 20 October 1955. The three volumes were titled The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Structurally, the novel is divided internally into six books, two per volume, with several appendices of background material included at the end. Some editions combine the entire work into a single volume. The Lord of the Rings has since been reprinted numerous times and translated into 38 languages.
Tolkien's work has been the subject of extensive analysis of its themes and origins. Although a major work in itself, the story was only the last movement of a larger epic Tolkien had worked on since 1917, in a process he described as mythopoeia. Influences on this earlier work, and on the story of The Lord of the Rings, include philology, mythology, religion and the author's distaste for the effects of industrialization, as well as earlier fantasy works and Tolkien's experiences in World War I. The Lord of the Rings in its turn is considered to have had a great effect on modern fantasy; the impact of Tolkien's works is such that the use of the words "Tolkienian" and "Tolkienesque" have been recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary.
The enduring popularity of The Lord of the Rings has led to numerous references in popular culture, the founding of many societies by fans of Tolkien's works, and the publication of many books about Tolkien and his works. The Lord of the Rings has inspired, and continues to inspire, artwork, music, films and television, video games, board games, and subsequent literature. Award-winning adaptations of The Lord of the Rings have been made for radio, theatre, and film. In 2003, it was named Britain's best-loved novel of all time in the BBC's The Big Read.
The Lord of the Rings Gollum on a Rock Life Size Statue (Full Size)
The magnificent focal pieces to end all focal pieces for The Lord of the Rings fan, this The Lord of the Rings Gollum on a Rock Life Size Statue measures a little over 4 1/2-feet tall with Gollum himself measuring 3 3/5-feet tall. Just imagine how awesome Gollum will look in your company foyer, gallery, conservatory, or home! If ever there were a conglomeration of circumstances that spelled out "must-have piece of art," this would be it. This fiberglass statue was sculpted by Weta Workshop sculptors Ben Hawker and Bill Hunt and created by the same artists who worked on The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
Tortured and wrought wretched by the lure of the One Ring, Gollum is a withered, piteous creature. Driven mad and twisted by his loss of the One Ring decades ago, he is compelled to haunt Middle-earth, searching everywhere for the only thing in the world he ever cared for, his "Precious". Ages 18 and up.
- Fiberglass rock included, measures over 4 1/2-feet tall!
- Perfectly suited for your company foyer, gallery, conservatory, or home.
- Created by same artists who worked on The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy!
The Lord of the Rings Gollum 1:3 Scale Masters Collection Statue
Two and a half years in development, Gollum launches WETA's Masters Collection line of statues! Crafted by master sculptor Jamie Beswarick, this stunning 1:3 scale statue features hand-placed hair, translucent skin, and cloth of real leather atop a rocky base complete with a clear, water-effect resin. The Lord of the Rings Gollum 1:3 Scale Masters Collection Statue measues 16 1/2-inches tall x 13-inches long and comes packaged in a special premium box featuring an exclusive art print by Alan Lee. Limited editon to 589 pieces, each statue represents a year of Gollum's life in Middle-earth.
Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring Set 3 Statue
- Aragorn, Bill the pack pony, and Samwise Gamgee.
- Hand-painted polystone statue derived from The Fellowship of the Ring.
- From the artists who helped create the movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings.
- Add this finely detailed, highly collectible statue to your LotR collection.
It looks real, doesn't it? The final statue in this series, the Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring Set 3 Statue measures 7 1/2-inches wide x 5 1/2-inches tall x 5 1/5-inches long and showcases Aragorn, Bill the pack pony, and Samwise Gamgee. The hand-painted polystone resin statue is sculpted, molded, and modeled by a wide team of artists from the Weta Workshop who helped create the movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings. If you're looking to complete your set of the 3 statues, or you just want a finely detailed, highly collectible statue to add to your The Lord of the Ringscollection, this The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring Set 3 Statue is a can't-miss.
Lord of the Rings Legolas 1:6 Scale Action Figure
From the Lord of the Rings films comes this Legolas 1:6 Scale Action Figure. This figure features authentic and detailed likeness of actor Orlando Bloom as Legolas from the trilogy! Standing over 10-inches tall, Legolas features over 32 points of articulation and a detailed cloth costume with film-accurate weapons. Complete the set with the previously released Thranduil Action Figure (sold separately). Ages 15 and up.
1x Pair of relaxed hands
1x Pair of weapon holding hands
1x Pair of fisted hands
1x Pair of bow hands
1x Pair of elfish knives with sheath
1x Bow of the Galadhrim with 6 arrows
1x Lorien quiver
1x Base for display
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gollum Static Art Mini-Statue
Gollum is now an adorable mini-statue! This Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gollum Static Art Mini-Statue features the "precious" obsessed character as an adorable stylized statue. While paying close attention to bring out Gollum's unique personality, the vivid colors of the paintwork is characteristic of the Static Arts mini style, and the skin and hair are very realistic. With a skinny body and a doe-eyed expression, this Gollum statuette is a "preciousss" addition to any collector's line up! Statue stands about 6-inches tall. Ages 15 and up.
The Hobbit Gollum Misty Mountains Figure with Collector Magazine #21
Travel back to Middle-earth with your Eaglemoss collection! Your favorite characters from The Hobbit series are meticulously rendered 1:25 scale, standing approximately 3 1/2-inches tall. Each figurine comes with a 12-page companion guide that explores their character, complete with a character profile, and key moments that have defined them. Shown in a classic pose, the Hobbit Gollum Misty Mountains Figure is cast in metallic resin and hand painted. Includes one figure and magazine. Ages 14 and up.
The Hobbit Thorin Oakenshield Figure with Collector Magazine #2
Travel back to Middle-earth with you eagle moss collection! Your favorite characters from the Hobbit series are meticulously rendered 1:21 scale, standing approximately 3 3/4-inches tall. Each figurine comes with a 12-page companion guide that explores their character, complete with a character profile, and key moments that have defined them. Shown in a classic pose, the Hobbit Thorin Oakenshield Figure is cast in metallic resin and hand painted. Ages 13 and up.
The Hobbit Saruman with Collector Magazine #14
The official figurine collection reproduces the filmmaker's vision in loving 1:25 scale. This Hobbit Saruman with Collector Magazine #14 is sculpted in incredible detail working from official reference material provided by the studio. This figure comes with a richly illustrated collector's guide that explores all detail about character, complete with a character profile, and key moments that have defined the character. Ages 13 and up.
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Bert the Troll Statue
- Sculpted by the same creature designer who created the concept designs for all 3 trolls in the movie!
- Fun polystone statue of Bert the Troll from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
- Stands about 6 1/2-inches tall.
A finely detailed miniature collectible, The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Bert the Troll Statue features the troll who thinks himself a cook, despite the protestation of his companions William and Tom. The Bert the Troll statue stands about 6 1/2-inches tall, sculpted by creature designer Andrew Baker, who made the conceptual designs for the trolls and other creatures in the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Bert the Troll Statue measures 6 1/2-inches tall x 5 9/10-inches wide x 4 3/10-inches long. Ages 15 and up.
The Hobbit Galadriel At Rivendell Figure with Collector Magazine #17
Eaglemoss presents The Hobbit Galadriel At Rivendell Figure with Collector Magazine #17! The official figurine collection reproduces the filmmaker's vision in loving 1:25 scale. Every figurine is sculpted in incredible detail working from official reference material provided by the studio. This statue also includes a richly-illustrated collector's guide! Figure measures approximately 4-inches tall. Ages 14 and up.