1077 pages is how long, or at least my (mother’s) copy is. As the copy I’m reading is actually all three of the books: Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of The King in one.
I know, it’s terrible that I am only just reading The Lord of The Rings now, after so long, and after having seen the films about 6 times each, and seeing and reading The Hobbit, but I am reading it now, all 1077 pages if it.although it might take me the rest of the year to do so…
I have actually tried to read The Lord of The Rings before, when I was about 12, but I stopped, I think it was because the Elvish confused me, but now I am older, and know J.R.R Tolkien used his interest in linguistics and languages to write the Elvish, I feel compelled to read it again, as I do have a degree in linguistics after all, and anything baed in etymology, as so much of J.R.R Tolkien’s work is – he worked on the original Oxford English dictionary after all – in my mind is at least worth reading, even if I don’t remember it later.
The only other thing I have to decide is whether or not, the copy I have counts as one book or three? It can be bought as three books after all, but when I have read it, will I have read one book or three?