News for Aug. 26, 2000
This Day in History: FotR Published in 1954? NOPE!
8/26/00, 2:59 pm EST - Tookish
On this day in 1954 the first book of J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings was published. Nobody much noticed. Source: The Daily Mail
Sometimes it takes a while for a good thing to receive its due. I haven't been able to confirm this anywhere else, so if you can please drop a line. Thanks Ugluk for the tip!
UPDATE: Robert refered me to page 183 of The Letters of JRR Tolkien where I find this, "...The Fellowship of the Ring, was published on 29 July 1954." Sounds definitive to me, thanks Robert!