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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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This four volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterworks THE Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord Of The Rings (The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King) in their definitive text settings complete with maps and cover illustrations by the celebrated artist Alan Lee. In THE Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is

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This four volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterworks THE Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord Of The Rings (The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King) in their definitive text settings complete with maps and cover illustrations by the celebrated artist Alan Lee. In THE Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in Hobbiton by the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves. He finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a The Lord Of The Rings tells of the great and dangerous quest undertaken by Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the dwarf; Legolas the elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. J.R.R. Tolkien's three volume masterpiece is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale — a story of high and heroic adventure set in the unforgettable landscape of Middle-Earth.

Author Biography: J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, The Hobbit, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Other works by J.R.R. Tolkien include The Silmarillion. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.

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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) -- plus the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, as told in the trilogy's classic prelude, The Hobbit -- is a genuine masterpiece. More than the most widely read and influential fantasy story of all time, it is arguably the most memorable and endearing tale ever written. Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings set the framework from which all epic/quest fantasy since has built upon. Through the urgings of the enigmatic wizard Gandalf, young hobbit Frodo Baggins embarks on an urgent, incredibly treacherous journey to destroy the One Ring. This ring -- created, and then lost, by the Dark Lord, Sauron, centuries earlier -- is a weapon of evil, one that Sauron so desperately wants returned to him; with the power of the ring once again his own, the Dark Lord will unleash his wrath upon all of Middle-Earth. The only way to prevent this horrible fate from becoming reality is to return the Ring to Mordor, the only place it can be destroyed; unfortunately for our heroes, Mordor is also Sauron's lair. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy is essential reading not only for fans of fantasy but for lovers of classic literature as well.

--Andrew LeCount

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395489079
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/02/1988
Series:
Lord of the Rings Series
Edition description:
BOXED
Pages:
1540
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.94(h) x 3.13(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Meet the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit , The Lord of the Rings , and The Silmarillion . His books have been translated into more than fifty 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.