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ISBN13: 9780395595114
ISBN10: 0395595118
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This special edition of The Lord of the Rings celebrates the birth of J.R.R. Tolkien with fifty paintings specially commissioned from the noted English artist Alan Lee.

Since its first publication in the 1950s, The Lord of the Rings has been accepted as a unique creation, becoming, as Tolkien envisioned, one of the living "myths" of the English-speaking peoples.

In this one volume the three parts of The Lord of the RingsThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King — are enhanced by the work of a dedicated artist whose vision matches Tolkien's own.

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring to rule all the others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and remained lost until after many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo, and was then bequeathed to his young nephew, Frodo. The Lord of the Rings tells of the quest undertaken by Frodo together with the fellowship of the ring: Gandalf the wizard; Merry, Pippin, and Sam, the hobbits; Gimli the dwarf; Legolas the elf; Boromir, man of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger named Strider.

Their quest was perilous: 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.

Review:

"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." Sunday Telegraph

Review:

"A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning." The New York Times

Book News Annotation:

**** Endorsed by BCL3, this is a reprinting of Tolkien's classic fantasy trilogy with 50 new paintings by Alan Lee commissioned for this celebration of the 100th anniversary of JRR's birth. An elegant package. Printed on acidic paper.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Celebrating the birth of J.R.R. Tolkien, this centenary edition of the classic volume is illustrated with fifty specially commissioned paintings by an artist whose vision matches Tolkien's own. 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 his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo 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, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

Synopsis:

This special edition of The Lord of the Rings celebrates the birth of J.R.R. Tolkien with fifty gorgeous paintings full of beauty and mystery, specially commissioned from the noted English artist Alan Lee. In this one volume the three parts of The Lord of the Rings are enhanced by the work of a dedicated artist whose vision matches Tolkien's own. 50 color paintings.

About the Author

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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jmblev_2000, August 28, 2010 (view all comments by jmblev_2000)
This story is the consummate fairy tale and adventure tale. I have been reading this and the Hobbit for forty years and they still enthrall me. Of all the fantasy writers; none compare.
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NIXPIX, September 29, 2009 (view all comments by NIXPIX)
There is no rating that could possibly touch this literary masterpiece. I first read T.L.O.T.R. over 16 years ago and I have read it several times since. Warning, this is a very long book..over 3000 pages, but I promise you that those pages will fly by. This book wraps you in the magnificent world Mr. Tolkien has brought to life in its pages. There is a reason that an epic movie was produced in honor of this book. Mr. Tolkien is a literary genius who excels in his ability to enthrall his readers with his dynamic style of creative writing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395595114
Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Illustrator:
Lee, Alan
Author:
Lee, Alan
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Baggins, Frodo
Subject:
Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
970
Publication Date:
November 1991
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 color illustrations
Pages:
1216
Dimensions:
10.01x6.83x2.70 in. 4.79 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 1216 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780395595114 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century."
"Review" by , "A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning."
"Synopsis" by ,
Celebrating the birth of J.R.R. Tolkien, this centenary edition of the classic volume is illustrated with fifty specially commissioned paintings by an artist whose vision matches Tolkien's own. 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 his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo 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, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.
"Synopsis" by , This special edition of The Lord of the Rings celebrates the birth of J.R.R. Tolkien with fifty gorgeous paintings full of beauty and mystery, specially commissioned from the noted English artist Alan Lee. In this one volume the three parts of The Lord of the Rings are enhanced by the work of a dedicated artist whose vision matches Tolkien's own. 50 color paintings.
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