Boxed-set edition of The Lord of the Rings in hardback, featuring Tolkien’s original unused dust-jacket designs.
Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Fifty million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors’ editions become prized and valuable items of publishing.
These new hardback editions feature Tolkien’s original unused dust-jacket designs which date from the 1950s.
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A Christian can be forgiven for not reading the Bible--heck, it's a pretty big book after all. But there's no salvation for a fantasy fan who hasn't read the gospel of the genre, J.R.R. Tolkien's definitive three-book epic, The Lord of the Rings (encompassing The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King), and its charming precursor, The Hobbit. That many (if not most) fantasy works are in some way derivative of Tolkien is understood, but the influence of The Lord of the Rings is so universal that everybody from George Lucas to Led Zeppelin has appropriated it for one purpose or another.
Not just revolutionary because it was groundbreaking, The Lord of the Rings is timeless because it's the product of a truly top-shelf mind. Tolkien was a distinguished linguist and Oxford scholar of dead languages, with strong ideas about the importance of myth and story and a deep appreciation of nature. His epic, 10 years in the making, recounts the Great War of the Ring and the closing of Middle-Earth's Third Age, a time when magic begins to fade from the world and men rise to dominance. Tolkien carefully details this transition with tremendous skill and love, creating in The Lord of the Rings a universal and all-embracing tale, a justly celebrated classic. --Paul Hughes, Amazon.comReview:
‘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’
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Book Description George Allen and Unwin, 1968. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110048230871
Book Description George Allen and Unwin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0048230871 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1016296