Novel Nights: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
What twentieth century novel springs from the epic tradition, stealing from Beowulf, resonating back to The Odyssey and forward to the destructive power of a single weapon?
What novel has mythical creatures striding across the pastoral landscape, each group with its own unique culture, grudges, and poetry—and its own language!?
What novel shows that all power corrupts, and yet creates characters who become our role models, our fascinations, and our friends as we follow them into the ultimate battle between good and evil?
Why, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, of course!
Special Guest: Dr. Wendy Ellison
Part book club, part celebration: a novel approach to the literary salon.
We write because we were readers first—and our love of reading great literature is what sustains us through long, lonely hours at the writing desk.
But books don’t exist only in the solitude of our minds; they come alive in the conversations we have about them.
At Novel Nights, you’ll delve into the depths of books new and old in the company of fellow book-lovers and friends—all while supporting Hugo House. To see a full list of all the Novel Nights events, click here.