The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary Edition

The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary Edition

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Overview

The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, first reached these shores on October 21, 1954, arriving, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, “like lightning from a clear sky.” Fifty years and nearly one hundred million American readers later comes a beautiful new one-volume collector’s edition befitting the stature of this crown jewel of our list. With a text fully corrected under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien to meet the author’s exacting wishes, two large-format fold-out maps, a ribbon placemarker, gilded page edges, a color insert depicting Tolkien's own paintings of the Book of Mazarbul and exceptionally elegant and sturdy overall packaging housed within an attractive slipcase, this edition is the finest we’ve ever produced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618517657
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/21/2004
Series: Lord of the Rings Series
Edition description: 50th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 1184
Sales rank: 47,174
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 3.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About 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.

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

What People are Saying About This

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"An extraordinary work—pure excitement..." The New York Times Book Review

“A work of immense narrative power that can sweep the reader up and hold him enthralled for days and weeks.” The Nation

"J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy remains the ultimate quest, the ultimate battle between good and evil, the ultimate chronicle of stewardship of the earth. Endlessly imitated, it has never been surpassed." Kansas City Star

"For many, it is a book like no other, to be read and reread, discussed and treasured." Los Angeles Times

“A remarkable book” Newsweek

“One of the great fairy-tale quests in modern literature” Time Magazine

"A sustained feat of imagination that has entranced millions" The Chicago Tribune

“Tolkien’s stories take place against a background of measureless depth…That background is ever-present in the creator’s mind and it gives Frodo and company a three-dimensional reality that is seldom found in this kind of writing.” The Washington Post

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