Lord of the Rings Part 3: The Return of the King

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9780048230478: Lord of the Rings Part 3: The Return of the King

The first ever illustrated paperback of the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring 15 colour paintings by Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.

The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents.

Gandalf returned, miraculously, and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Meanwhile, Sam and Frodo progressed towards Mordor to destroy the Ring, accompanied by Sméagol–Gollum, still obsessed by his ‘preciouss’. After a battle with the giant spider, Shelob, Sam left his master for dead; but Frodo is still alive – in the hands of the orcs. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing.

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.

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Large print hardback edition of the final volume of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings, complete with fold-out map.

The climactic volume of the trilogy, wherein the little hobbit and his trusty companions make a terrible journey to the heart of the land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron.

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.

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2nd Edition, 8th Impression, 1974. Royal 8vo. 440pp. Excellent coloured folding map in original folds to rear. Very good clean tight sound square, no bookplate, gift inscription, no further marks of any kind. In bright gilt lettered red cloth with the very gentlest of rubbing to spine. Tolkien is as ever a delight, in this seminal edition.

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J.R.R. TOLKIEN
Published by Allen & Unwin (1966)
ISBN 10: 0048230472 ISBN 13: 9780048230478
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