The first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover image from the film
Impossible to describe in a few words, JRR Tolkien’s great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail. Tolkien created a vast new mythology in an invented world which has proved timeless in its appeal.
To celebrate the release of the major motion picture trilogy, we will be reissuing the A-format paperbacks with exclusive images from the films on the covers, the first of which being The Fellowship of the Ring, in which the young hobbit, Frodo, is bequeathed a magical ring from his Uncle Bilbo, and learns that he must take it into the land of the Dark Lord, Sauron, and cast it into the Cracks of Doom.
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‘An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent, in a region where everything is invented, forest, moor, river, wilderness, town and the races which inhabit them.’
‘Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.’
‘Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting’
‘The story itself is superb’
‘A most remarkable feat’
‘Masterpiece? Oh yes’
‘An astonishing imaginative tour de force’
‘A story magnificently told’
‘Tolkien was a storyteller of genius’
‘Amongst the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century’
This is the first part of a three book edition in A Format paperback which reproduces the complete unabridged text of the three books, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King, that together make up The Lord of the Rings. The appendices and Index are included in The Return of the King. This reset edition contains newly drawn maps by Stephen Raw, based on Christopher Tolkien's original maps.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007123825