Editions of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit , but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between and , The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written , with over million copies sold. The title of the novel refers to the story's main antagonist , the Dark Lord Sauron , [a] who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth. From quiet beginnings in the Shire , a hobbit land not unlike the English countryside, the story ranges across Middle-earth, following the course of the War of the Ring through the eyes of its characters, most notably the hobbits Frodo Baggins , Sam , Merry and Pippin.
Detailed Edition: Single volume deluxe edition edition Since it was first published in , The Lord of the Rings has been a book people.
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Single hardback edition, bound in black leather in a leather slipcase. On the cover and the slipcase is printed Tolkien's monogram in gold. Second printing. Limited to copies. Fourth printing. This volume features Bevel-Edged boards.
I had read this book years ago and wanted to read it again to refresh my memory before seeing the movie. The book was in excellent condition was well represented and reasonably priced. Cant ask for more than that. Tolkien is the master and father of modern fantasy. The Hobbit keeps the reader entranced from start to finish with innovative ideas about traditional monsters and magic. A great read for all His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.