Three-volume paperback edition featuring cover art from the film.
One 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 still it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.
On his eleventy-first birthday, Bilbo dissapeared 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.
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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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Book Description Unwin Hyman, London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Only minor shelf wear to book and dust jacket. Otherwise a tight, bright, unmarked volume. Index. 1193 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 036729
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 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 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
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