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  Amazing Lord of the Rings book facts
Updated 11 December 2001, 14.11
The Lord of the Rings
Check out these amazing Lord of the Rings book facts!


  • The Lord of the Rings was released on 29 July 1954

  • JRR Tolkien sold the film rights to the books in 1969 for only 10,000

  • The whole book is normally more than 1,000 pages

  • 100 million copies of the books have been sold around the world

  • It has been translated into 40 languages

  • Tolkien made up 37 new languages for the 34 books he wrote

  • The three books took 11 years to write

  • The average height of a hobbit is 1.05m

  • A hobbit's favourite snack is fresh mushrooms

  • Tom Bombadil is the biggest character in the book who is not in the films


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