"The Lord of the Rings" is considered to be J.R.R.Tolkien's great masterpiece of imaginative fiction - in the invented world of Middle-Earth, Tolkien created a new mythology and a vast epic story which has proved timeless in its appeal.
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For those who have not read Tolkien's epic fantasy, or for those looking to replace a worn and battered copy, this three-volume The Lord of the Rings box set is a great place to start. Comprising the three novels that make up the Lord of the Rings sequence-- The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King--the whole set is presented in matching matt black packaging with embossed runes and coloured rings. Of course, beneath the fancy covers lies a great epic story of good versus evil, perhaps one of the greatest stories ever told. Attractively presented--and at a great price--there really is no excuse not to have this in your collection. So go on, give it a try; once you've entered Tolkien's fantastic imagination, you'll find it hard to leave. --Jonathan WeirReview:
Let's face it--even some adults find Tolkien's mammoth fantasy a daunting mouthful but children now have this special seven-book box set of The Lord of The Rings to make the epic tale just that bit easier to chew on. Split into its seven constituent parts, these slim volumes tell the ageless tale of young Frodo's quest to destroy The Ring and defeat the forces of evil. It's beautifully presented in a black presentation box with the movie logo and an illustration on the side and the spines of the books also form the movie logo. A contemporary look and plenty of "cool appeal" will grab kids' interest and ensure they don't miss out on reading this classic of the genre. -- Jonathan Weir
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002115008
Book Description HarperCollins, 1988. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91835252
Book Description Unwin Hyman, London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Only minor shelf wear to book and dust jacket. Otherwise a tight, bright, unmarked volume. Index. 1193 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 036729
Book Description Unwin Hyman Limited., London, England., 1988. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Second printing of this edition in hardcover with dust jacket. A bit of pulling to text block at top of spine otherwise Fine/Fine. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 38464
Book Description London, UK: Unwin Hyman, 1988, 1st Edition Thus, First Printing, London, England, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description ). Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+ (see description). Roger Garland Cover Art (illustrator). First Edition Thus. ----------hardcover, about 5.75 x 9 inches, ribbon marker as issued, a Very Good+ copy with a faint stress line on the spine but otherwise a tight, clean square copy, in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, cover illustrated by ROGER GARLAND, 1193 pages, copyright page states that this was first released as an omnibus in 1968 by George Allen and Unwin, this is the 1st Unwin Hyman edition (1st printing), this includes the 3 books which make up the LOTR, and also has: Foreword; Prologue - Concerning Hobbits and other Matters; APPENDICES: Annals of the Kings and Rulers ( The Numenorean Kings / The House of Eorl / Durin's Folk ); The Tale of Years ( Chronology of the Westlands ); Family Trees ( Hobbits ); Calendars; Writing and Spelling ( Pronunciation of Words and Names / Writing / Languages / On Translation ); INDEXES: Songs and Verses; Persons, Beasts and Monsters, Places, Things, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 155764
Book Description HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition thus. Published by Unwin Hyman Limited, London, 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket. Otherthan small prior owner's name neatly removed, book is clean and tight with only the slghtest of wear. Blue cover with gold lettering. Dust jacket shows small crease to top edge of front, but is not chipped or price clipped--still bright and now protected with new mylar jacket. 1193 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 245372