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ISBN13: 9780618129027
ISBN10: 0618129022
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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 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.

Review:

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

Review:

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

Synopsis:

The story of the century becomes a movie of the year, with the remarkable landscape of New Zealand standing in for Tolkien's Middle-earth under the direction of Academy Award( nominee Peter Jackson.

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Following the resounding success of The Hobbit in 1938, J.R.R. Tolkien?s publisher warned him that "a large public will be clamoring next year to hear more from you about Hobbits." In 1950, Tolkien wrote his publisher, "My work has escaped from my control, and I have produced a monster...it is not really a sequel to The Hobbit, but to The Silmarillion." It would be 1954 before the first volume of The Lord of the Rings would reach bookstore shelves, but Tolkien would see his "monster" captivate millions of devoted readers all over the world.

Soon to be an epic motion picture trilogy from New Line Cinema.

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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Tina Blacksmith, November 30, 2012 (view all comments by Tina Blacksmith)
I loved this book. It is full of fantasy, beautiful descriptions, and is a story that you will love from beginning 'til you get to the last page!
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Wolf Lahti, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Wolf Lahti)
Although the writing may be a little dated for today's reading public, this classic has a richness far beyond that imparted by the films. If you have seen only the Peter Jackson movies, you have not experienced The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien is the background radiation of all modern fantasy, and, for good or ill, this work informs all such works that have been written since its publication.

Most of the elements in the story are not original to Tolkien, but he offers almost an embarrassment of riches - most authors would have taken one hundredth of his ideas and made a novel out of them. And Tolkien did something that hitherto no one had done: he took an epic tale of kings and vast armies and told it from the viewpoint of the little people - in this case literally. (This is why I become incensed when I see some publisher promoting a book about epic kings and vast armies as being "in the Tolkien tradition".)

If you haven't read this yet, it probably isn't what you think.
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lynus_t, January 20, 2010 (view all comments by lynus_t)
What can I say about this classic book? It has a little of everything... action and romance, history and humor, and so on. I waited several years to read this book but now that I have, I re-read it almost every year.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618129027
Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Baggins, Frodo
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
117
Series Volume:
no. 12
Publication Date:
20010601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1168
Dimensions:
0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 in 2.2 lb

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"Review" by , "A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning."
"Review" by , "Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century."
"Synopsis" by , The story of the century becomes a movie of the year, with the remarkable landscape of New Zealand standing in for Tolkien's Middle-earth under the direction of Academy Award( nominee Peter Jackson.
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