Houghton Mifflin Reprints Lord of the Rings in a One-Volume, Movie Tie-In Edition - Entertainment Weekly

"Who will read 423 pages about an unfinished journey undertaken by mythical creatures with confusing names?" worried Houghton Mifflin editor Anne Barrett about a 1953 manuscript of Fellowship. "Probably no one, but I still say it is wonderful and - with my heart in my mouth - [worthy] to publish." Such a quaint display of nerves to look back on, given Mifflin's recent celebration of LOTR's 7th printing. With a million copies now in print, and the first of the three films still months away, readers are ringing in a Tolkien resurgence.
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