The Lord of the Rings is a classic work of literature that has been beloved by readers for decades. Written by J.R.R. Tolkien, this epic fantasy series follows Frodo Baggins and his quest to destroy the One Ring and save Middle-Earth from Sauron’s dark forces. Along with its sequel, The Hobbit, it helped define modern fantasy fiction as we know it today.
The books are noted for their detailed world building, complex characters, intricate plotlines, and themes of friendship and loyalty among unlikely companionships in pursuit of a common goal against seemingly insurmountable odds—all hallmarks of great literature throughout history. In addition to being an entertaining read full of adventure and excitement for people young and old alike, there are also deep philosophical questions posed about power struggles between good and evil that still resonate with audiences today. This combination makes The Lord of the Rings a timeless masterpiece worthy of being studied over generations in classrooms around the world as both an engaging story but also as a lesson on morality in literature.