Continuing the story of The Hobbit, this seven-volume paperback boxed set of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings is a collection to treasure. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power; the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring -- the ring that rules them all -- which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Discover the incredible epic journey of Frodo in a celebratory seven-volume boxed set of fantasy classic, The Lord of the Rings.
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This is a single-volume edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which the hobbit Frodo and his elfish friends get swept up in a mighty conflict with the dark lord Sauron (who owes much to proud Satan in Paradise Lost), the monstrous Gollum, the Cracks of Doom, and the awful power of the magical Ring. The book's characters--good and evil--are recognizably human, and the realism is deepened by the magnificent detail of the vast parallel world Tolkien devised, inspired partly by his influential Anglo-Saxon scholarship and his Christian beliefs. (He disapproved of the relative sparseness of detail in the comparable allegorical fantasy his friend C.S. Lewis dreamed up in the Chronicles of Narnia, though he knew Lewis had spun a page-turning yarn.) It has been estimated that one-tenth of all paperbacks sold can trace their ancestry to J.R.R. Tolkien. But even if we had never gotten Robert Jordan's The Path of Daggers and the whole fantasy genre Tolkien inadvertently created by bringing the hobbits so richly to life, Tolkien's epic about the Ring would have left our world enhanced by enchantment. --Tim AppeloFrom the Back Cover:
Includes the 50th anniversary fully corrected text setting and an extensive new index"An extraordinary work -- pure excitement." -- New York Times Book ReviewOne 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, 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.
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 in 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.
For information on other books by and about J.R.R. Tolkien published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, visit www.lordoftheringstrilogy.com."
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Buchbeschreibung Allen and Unwin, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. ~~NO SLIPCASE~~Quite Good 1979 7th impression deluxe Allen & Unwin india paper hardback edition with beautifully elaborate cover illustration in gold, silver and green with gilt lettering to spine. Some rubbing to boards with surface marks to rear cover and corners a little bumped, previous lower corner fold to early section of pages else internally good, with fold-out maps included. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 004823091X. ISBN/EAN: 9780048230911. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 067438. Artikel-Nr. 067438
Buchbeschreibung Allen and Unwin, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Near Fine 1974 4th impression deluxe Allen & Unwin india paper hardback edition with black slipcase with tissue paper protection, beautifully elaborate cover illustration in gold, silver and green with gilt lettering to spine. Black slipcase with tear along top front corner, light surface rubbing to edge of paper label to front of box, a little creasing to edges of page 770 and some wear and tear to edges of protective tissue paper only, else internally Fine bright and unmarked, with fold-out maps included. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 004823091X. ISBN/EAN: 9780048230911. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 067405. Artikel-Nr. 067405
Buchbeschreibung London/Boston/Sydney George Allen and Unwin, 1982. Buchzustand: sehr guter Zustand. Hardcover, schwarzer Leineneinband, mit goldener Titel- und Dekorprägung auf Buchrücken und -deckel, Buchblock grün gesprenkelt, in schwarzer Kartonbox, gut erhalten, Buch sehr sauber, kaum Abnützungserscheinungen, Box seitlich mit Knick, Buch innen sehr sauber, mit 1193 S., und Karten. In englischer Sprache. Inhalt: I. The fellowship of the Ring; II. The two Towers; III. the Return of the King. Artikel-Nr. 96625