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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo 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. This edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Lord of the Rings Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.96(w) x 8.40(h) x 2.31(d)|
|Age Range:||14 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read through this for an hour the other day at B&N. It's and excellent installment to the Tolkien anthology. The cover looks and feels like suede leather and the overall size of the book is comfortable enough to snuggle up with. Great if you're looking to upgrade your collection. I don't know how they're getting away with selling it for under 30 but, personally, I'm going to try to grab it the second I have the chance.
I first read The Lord of the Rings when I was in middle school, and I've been wanting to re-read it for quite a while. The writing is beautifully complex and some of the characters are complex as well. This book is not easy to read at all and requires patience. There were a few times when I went back to read a few things. I loved this book the first time I read it, but after reading it again for the first time since middle school I appreciate how beautiful this book really is so much more. The strongest themes in this book are friendship and trust. The main character, Frodo Baggins volunteers himself to take on a huge task that has major implications if he fails, and certain races but their trust in him to save the world in which everyone lives. Frodo's task not only takes him and his companions on a dangerous journey, it takes readers on his journey as well. There is added material once the book is over. There are some appendixes, I read most of them as they helped me to better understand the story. The only appendixes that I read were A, B, and C as I felt that these were the most useful. Appendix A had a lot of really useful information about the lines of the different kings because the lines of kings can get a little confusing. There was also a back story of Aragorn and Arwen that I really loved reading. Appendix B contains a chronological timeline of events that happened in the Westlands, and Appendix C has quite a few family trees that were very interesting to look at. I also loved the maps, they are simply stunning and really give a sense of where everything in Middle Earth is. If you love high fantasy and aren't afraid of a challenge, I definitely recommend reading this book, after reading The Hobbit, or There and Back Again of course!
This is an awesome edition of LOTR! I am not sure if the cover is actually suede but it sure feels like it. It's cheaper--and also much better bound--than the one volume regular hardcover edition that is nowhere near as nice. If there is only one regret I have is that there aren't big, fold-out maps; instead it has the condensed map of Mordor, and that of Middle Earth (divided into four parts) just like the hardcover edition. This book is well worth the price I paid for it.
I bought the book at my local B&N store and it was in perfect condition. The cover draws you to it. I can't stop reading it. I'm a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings and this was a wonderful addition.
My 15 year old son cannot put it down. He first read The Hobbit and then asked for this book. He loves this action packed (classic) book and it has renewed his love of reading.
I love this book, it fits nicely in my hands. It is like silk.
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