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J.R.R. Tolkien the Lord of the Rings Set

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A three-volume boxed set edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic The Lord of the Rings, featuring film art on the cover. The set includes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.

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, still 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:

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

Review:

"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

Review:

"One of the great fairy-tale quests in modern literature." Time Magazine

Review:

"A remarkable book." Newsweek

Review:

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

Review:

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618153961
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
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:
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20010919
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
3 v.
Dimensions:
8.46x5.69x3.10 in. 2.87 lbs.

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Product details 3 v. pages Houghton Mifflin - English 9780618153961 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An extraordinary work — pure excitement."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "One of the great fairy-tale quests in modern literature."
"Review" by , "A remarkable book."
"Review" by , "A work of immense narrative power that can sweep the reader up and hold him enthralled for days and weeks."
"Review" by , "Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century."
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