The Star Wars Trilogy: A New Hope/The Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi [NOOK Book]

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Twenty-five years after the phenomenon was born, Star Wars remains one of the greatest fantasy sagas ever told. Here is the original, complete Star Wars trilogy, featuring the novels of all three classic films, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Read these stories and rediscover the wonder of the epic that ...
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The Star Wars Trilogy: A New Hope/The Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi

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Overview

Twenty-five years after the phenomenon was born, Star Wars remains one of the greatest fantasy sagas ever told. Here is the original, complete Star Wars trilogy, featuring the novels of all three classic films, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Read these stories and rediscover the wonder of the epic that begins:

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. . . . 

Luke Skywalker lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine. But he yearned for adventures out among the stars -- exotic travels that would take him beyond the farthest reaches of the universe to distant, alien worlds. But when Luke intercepted a cryptic message from a beautiful, captive Princess, he would be catapulted into the adventure of a lifetime.

Luke Skywalker, the proud Princess Leia, and headstrong Han Solo . . . merciless Darth Vader, wise Obi-Wan Kenobi, loyal droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, and the inscrutable Yoda . . . Chewbacca the Wookiee, shifty Lando Calrissian, and the vile Jabba the Hutt -- all the vivid characters from the Star Wars universe spring to life in these thrilling pages.

The Star Wars Trilogy is a must-read for anyone who wants to relive the excitement, the magic, and the sheer entertainment of this legendary saga -- now and forever. 

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
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Library Journal
The three novelizations of the original Star Wars trilogy each sold millions of copies. In honor of Star Wars'-or technically Episode IV: A New Hope-silver anniversary, Ballantine has released this handsome three-in-one hardcover edition sporting a cover by conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie, who greatly influenced the look of the films, e.g., Vader's mask was his idea. Though Star Wars might seem like geek fan boy stuff, creator Lucas (all the novels are based on his initial treatments for the scripts) does use proven literary motifs: a coming-of-age story as well as a search for a father figure, with a talisman (daddy Darth's lightsaber) linking the generations, it is most importantly about redemption. Each of the novels also includes an introduction by Lucas. A quarter-century later, millions of fans worldwide remain ravenous for all things from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away; the new films rake in zillions, and print titles in the "expanded universe" (characters/plots not covered on-screen) are widely read. This volume should do well. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307795731
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Series: Star Wars Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 55,901
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Star Wars: A New Hope 1
The Empire Strikes Back 179
The Return of the Jedi 327
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2010

    One Of The Greatest Sagas Ever Told

    I remember the day I bought this book I was 14 years old now I am 21 and I can truthfully say I have read this collection over a hundred times. I have read this book so much that the binding is starting too break down. It has the three classic STAR WARS moives in this collection (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back(my absoulet favorite) and The Return of The Jedi.) When I read this book i can vision what is happening,feel the excitment of flying in the cockpit of the Millienum Falcon with Han and Chewie, feel Luke's sorrow when he finds out Vader is his father and the truth Obi Wan tells him how he must kill his father to save the galaxy, and be as couragoues as Princess Leia on the Endor Moon. I truelly love the classics and the way it is written is brillantly done. Great Detail and dialouge make you feel like you are really there. My Only regret is that I read this book so fast I was done in no time, so I read it again highlighting my favorite parts. Whoever buys tihs book are in truely for a ride of adventure... Enjoy....

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2007

    GOOD STAR WARS

    Well, first i didn't know about actually reading about the movies. I thought it would be cool but there are SOOO many star wars books i didn't know which one to read first. I enjoyed EMPIRE STRIKES BACK the best. The reason i gave it four stars is because i dont know why they used the 'D word' so much. They don't in the movies! I would recommend it but...stick with the movies for a great thrill.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2000

    Best book in the UNIVERSE!

    After my mom got me hooked on the movies, I HAD to go back and read the books.Now I can go back and find conversations in the movies that I didn't notice at first. My mom now wishes she had NEVER shown us those movies!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What can I say? These books, though not following the movies EXACTLY(what book would), have a lot of background that make the stories more understandable. There are little things added here and there that I don't think were in the movies and I'm not sure would have happened. Still, if you are a big fan of Star Wars, you should DEFINITELY read these. If not to get a better view of the story, you can relive the magic without having to stare at a screen.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Great Additon to the Star Wars!

    Loved the book and may even be better than the movie! Tons of little extras in there.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Great additon to the Star Wars!

    Love the original trilogy, this book may even be better than the movies. Loved the extra content in here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Better

    This Star Wars book is better than the star wars prequel book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Star wars

    GEORGE LUCAS IS A GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Wow

    I have the book in hard cover right now!!!!!!!!! Its so awsome. I love how it has the old deleted stuff in it. Lukes better than ever and leia is very lady leaderish. O. M. G its graet!!!!!!!!!!! I hate all other star wars books hough rhis is by far the best. Luke is my fav and i hate mon monthma stinkin guts!!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I havent read the 3rd book yet but 1st & 2nd are awseome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Epic

    Graetest book ever!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    I like the characters cos they are AWESOME

    I like Han Solo! Except Im kinda ashamed to say that my favorite characters in this series (my favorite characters in the ENTIRE Star Wars universe are Aayla Secura, Zam Wesell and Boba Fett) don't speak English. They are Chewie, Wicket, and R2D2.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    Star Wars rules!!!!!

    I really love Star Wars, but I'm trying to figure out why the trilogy and the prequels aren't available as Nookbooks when several of the Star Wars universe are. Please make the original Star Wars trilogy and the prequel trilogy available as Nookbooks soon. This is one of the reasons I bought my Nook. I'm running out of shelf space for all the Star Wars books I own and would like to be able to read them when I travel without having to lug a bunch of hardcopies with me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2004

    star wars is tha bomb

    i read these b4 tha movies and it really helped me understand some of tha stuff... tha best book series ever written... if you like these read tha rest of tha series... there are like 150 books and theyr all good... have fun reading them

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Lez

    Expqb ive

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Western canon

    I just finished this book, and I loved every letter of it. A* 100%

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    I love star wars!

    Star wars was my favorite movie since I was a kid

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    FAV BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I FOUND A FAV BOOK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    I LOVE STAR WARS CLONE WARS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Gzk

    Ivy

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