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ISBN13: 9780618645619
ISBN10: 0618645616
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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 new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, 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.

Praise for The Lord of the Rings

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

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

"A remarkable book." — Newsweek

"One of the very few works of genius in recent literature." — New Republic

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

"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." — C. S. Lewis

"The first thing one asks of an adventure story is that the adventure should be various and exciting . . . Tolkien's invention is unflagging." — W. H. Auden

"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 never has been surpassed." — Kansas City Star

"A masterful story . . . an epic in its own way . . . with elements of high adventure, suspense, mystery, poetry, and fantasy." — Boston Sunday Herald

Synopsis:

One Ring to rule them all, <BR>One Ring to find them, <BR>One Ring to bring them all <BR>and in the darkness bind them <BR>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. <BR>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. <BR>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. <BR>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. <BR>This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. <P>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 writtentradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own. <P>Praise for The Lord of the Rings <BR>"An extraordinary work — pure excitement." — New York Times Book Review <BR>"One of the great fairy-tale quests in modern literature." — Time <B

Synopsis:

The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkien"s epic masterpiece, arrived, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, "like lightning from a clear sky" fifty years ago. With the text now fully corrected to meet the author"s exacting wishes by a team of scholars under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien, this new one-volume edition has been entirely reset for a new generation.

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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This book can be described with fear of hyperbole as one of the greatest epics ever written. Though written only in the last century, the moral and literary elements of LOTR have already insinuated themselves into the mythos of western civilization. A combination of lofty themes and entertaining action, this book belongs on everyone's list of essential reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618645619
Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
50
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Lord of the Rings
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps, appendixes
Pages:
1216
Dimensions:
8.42x5.84x2.07 in. 2.85 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , One Ring to rule them all, <BR>One Ring to find them, <BR>One Ring to bring them all <BR>and in the darkness bind them <BR>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. <BR>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. <BR>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. <BR>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. <BR>This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. <P>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 writtentradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own. <P>Praise for The Lord of the Rings <BR>"An extraordinary work — pure excitement." — New York Times Book Review <BR>"One of the great fairy-tale quests in modern literature." — Time <B
"Synopsis" by , The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkien"s epic masterpiece, arrived, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, "like lightning from a clear sky" fifty years ago. With the text now fully corrected to meet the author"s exacting wishes by a team of scholars under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien, this new one-volume edition has been entirely reset for a new generation.
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