The Lord of the Rings, in the original, is a trilogy of high fantasy books written by British writer J. R. R. Tolkien. Written between 1937 and 1949, with many parts created during World War II, the saga is a continuation of The Hobbit (1937). Although Tolkien planned to do it in a single volume, the work was originally published in three volumes (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King) between 1954 and 1955, and it was so, in three volumes, that became popular. Since then, the work has been reprinted several times and translated into more than 40 languages, selling over 160 million copies, making it one of the most popular works of 20th century literature.
The "One Ring" is the central element of the saga. On the ring, in inscriptions in the Tengwar alphabet with verses in the forbidden language of Mordor, it reads: "A Ring for all to rule, A Ring to find them, A Ring to bring them all and in the darkness to imprison them".