The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

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by J. R. R. Tolkien, Alan Lee
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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"The Lord of the Rings is an extraordinary work—pure excitement".
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"The Hobbit is a flawless masterpiece".
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J. R. R. Tolkien is best known to most readers as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, regarded by Charles Moorman in Tolkien and the Critics as "unique in modern fiction," and by Augustus M. Kolich in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as "the most important fantasy stories of the modern period." From 1914 until his death in 1973, Tolkien drew on his familiarity with Northern and other ancient literatures and his own invented languages to create not just his own story, but his own world: Middle-earth, complete with its own history, myths, legends, epics and heroes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618002252
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Edition description:
BOXED
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 3.80(d)

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From the Publisher
"The Lord of the Rings is an extraordinary work—pure excitement".
The New York Times

"The Hobbit is a flawless masterpiece".
The Times of London

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