The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Boxed Set

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Boxed Set

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by J. R. R. Tolkien
     
 

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Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien’s classic masterpieces behind the films, telling the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring.When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by

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Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien’s classic masterpieces behind the films, telling the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring.When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world.This new boxed gift set, published to celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson’s three-part film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, contains both titles and features cover images from both films.It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien’s remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ part in the epic quest for the Ring – beginning with Bilbo’s fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.

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‘The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.’ Sunday Times‘A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.’ New Statesman‘Masterpiece? Oh yes, I’ve no doubt about that.’ Evening Standard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007525515
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/20/2014
Edition description:
Film tie-in edition
Pages:
2064

Meet the Author

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 3, 1892
Date of Death:
September 2, 1973
Place of Birth:
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
Place of Death:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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J.R.R. Tolkein is a master of writing. Creating a wonderful new world for you mind to explore, and your sub-conscious to dwell in. Beginning with the Hobbit, you learn of Bilbo baggins. A strange hobbit, with thirteen unexpected guests late one night. Through this he goes on a great adventure, and discovers the ONE RING. The one ring was created by Sauron, in order to use its power to take over Middle-Earth.(Middle-Earth is where the story takes place) In the Fellowship of the ring, the Two towers, and the Return of the king, you see the adventure of Frodo Baggins, Bilbo's nephew. He has inherited the one ring and learned of its great and evil power. With Gandalf the wizard, and seven more worthy followers, he sets off to Mordor to destroy the ring in the only place it can be destroyed: Mount Doom.(Mordor is where Sauron resides) While this is happening, he must escape the traps of Sauron, and Sarumon, who seek the ring, and hope to use its power to enslave Middle-Earth. All in all, it is a great read, which can be treasured through the generations.