The History of The Lord of the Rings

The History of The Lord of the Rings

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618083558
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Series: History of Middle-Earth Series
Edition description: BOXED
Pages: 1680
Sales rank: 266,073
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 4.36(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.

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.

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


B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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“One marvels anew at the depth, breadth, and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien’s labor. No one sympathetic to his aims, the invention of a secondary universe, will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation.”

Publishers Weekly

"An opportunity to view the origins of one of the twentieth century's most popular and substantive works of fiction."—Hartford Courant

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History of the Lord of the Rings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love tolkien, it is one of the greatest book series every written. It has been put into over 30 languages, so that's got to tell you something! I just got this series (The History of The Lord of The Rings) and it is great. Well written, and well edited. Chris Tolkien (J.R.R Tolkien's Son) Goes over the many versions of the lord of the rings, and gives them in full. You can read over the first version of Bilbo's 'Long-Expected Party' and every other story in the series. Or you can read letters from J.R.R. Tolkien to his publishers and friends. Chris tolkien also goes over how his father wrote the series, step by step. This is a must buy. However, if you do NOT WANT TO PAY $40 plus, go to you local Barnes and Noble to buy each book in this set seperatly. The books Are: 'The Return of The Shadow,' 'The Treason of Isengard,' 'The War of The Ring.' Also in this set is a small book 'Sauron Defeated: The End of the Third Age.' Each of these books are seperatly about $14. Or you can always buy the full set here, now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives you a look into the thought process of Tolkien in his writings. Good notes from Christopher Tolkien.