The Lord Of The Rings
All three parts of epic masterpiece ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in one paperback. Features brand new packaging, the definitive edition of the text, fold-out flaps with the original two-colour maps, and a revised and expanded index.
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.
Since it was first published in 1954, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike.
Now, to coincide with the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Children of Hurin, the definitive 50th Anniversary text, fully restored with almost 400 corrections – with the full co-operation of Christopher Tolkien – is reissued with a striking new cover.
‘Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting’ The Times
‘The story itself is superb’ Observer
‘A most remarkable feat’ Guardian
‘Masterpiece? Oh yes’ Evening Standard
‘An astonishing imaginative tour de force’ Daily Telegraph
‘A story magnificently told’ New Statesman
‘Tolkien was a storyteller of genius’ Literary Review
‘Amongst the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century’ Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing ‘The Hobbit’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Silmarillion’, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.