Lord of the Rings:
the Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien in Oxford, England

J.R.R. Tolkien published the Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring in 1954. He made it as a sequel to the book The Hobbit: There and Back Again. In the book, the main character is Frodo Baggins, who is the nephew of Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit.

The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy, 2001-2003

In 2001, director Peter Jackson directed a movie version of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel. The movie was largely successful, making over 300 million dollars and was nominated for 11 Oscars, and winning 4 of  them. Though the film cut out most of the material from the book, most agree that it stayed true to it's source material.