Top 10 similar words or synonyms for trilogy

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Top 30 analogous words or synonyms for trilogy

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Trilogy One of the most popular "trilogies" of fantasy books, "The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien, is not a trilogy, though it is often referred to as such. Tolkien regarded it as a single work and divided it into a prologue, six books, and five appendices. Because of post-World War II paper shortages, it was originally published in three volumes. It is still most commonly sold as three volumes, but has also been published in one-volume and seven-volume editions (six books and the appendices).
Trilogy Occasionally, more than three works are planned but never finished. The Gormenghast fantasy trilogy is a trilogy by default, as author Mervyn Peake planned to write more novels set in that fictional world until his health failed.
Trilogy The term is less often applied to music, such as the "Berlin Trilogy" of David Bowie, linked together by their musical sound and lyrical themes, and that part of them was recorded in Berlin, Germany. Also in music, Adele has been quoted as saying that she "believes in trilogies", when asked if her fourth studio album will be titled after her age at the time of its writing. She considers her first three albums, "19", "21", and "25", part of a trilogy and will not name her fourth album accordingly.
Trilogy The term is less often applied outside of art. One example is the "Marshall trilogy", a common term for three rulings written by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, from 1823 to 1832, concerning the legal status of Native Americans under U.S. law.
Trilogy Trilogies date back to ancient times. In the Dionysia festivals of ancient Greece, for example, trilogies of plays were performed followed by a fourth satyr play. "The Oresteia" is the only surviving trilogy of these ancient Greek plays, originally performed at the festival in Athens in 458 BC. The three Theban plays, or Oedipus cycle, by Sophocles, originating in 5th century BC, is not a true example of a trilogy because the plays were written at separate times and with different themes/purposes.
Trilogy The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov originally consisted of "Foundation, Foundation and Empire" and "Second Foundation" and was considered a trilogy. Asimov wrote several more Foundation books and retroactively incorporated many of his other works into the continuity of the series. Complicating the matter, the "Foundation" series was originally eight short stories and novelettes written for science fiction magazines; its division into three books is more or less incidental.
Trilogy The first three novels in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series were dubbed a trilogy, and even after he extended the series, author Douglas Adams continued to use the term for humorous effect - for example, calling "Mostly Harmless" "the fifth book in the increasingly inaccurately named trilogy."
Trilogy In contrast, some works that were originally intended to be trilogies have been reclassified due to subsequent additions. Christopher Paolini changed the name of his "The Inheritance Trilogy" to "The Inheritance Cycle" when he wrote a fourth book.
Trilogy Most trilogies are works of fiction involving the same characters or setting, such as "The Deptford Trilogy" of novels by Robertson Davies and "The Apu Trilogy" of films by Satyajit Ray. Others are connected only by theme: for example, each film of Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Three Colors" trilogy explores one of the political ideals of the French Republic (liberty, equality, fraternity) and each novel in Paul Auster's "The New York Trilogy" uses formats from detective fiction to explore existential questions. Trilogies can also be connected in less obvious ways, such as "The Nova Trilogy" of novels by William S. Burroughs, each written using cut-up technique.
Trilogy In ancient India, an example of an early trilogy includes the epic "Mahabharata", which originally consisted of three portions. Vyasa's original core portion of the epic was the "Jaya". Vaisampayana's "Bharata" expanded on the story, with Vyasa's "Jaya" embedded within it. Ugrasrava eventually composed the "Mahabharata", with both Vyasa's "Jaya" and Vaisampayana's "Bharata" embedded within the epic.