The Lord of the Rings

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HarperCollins, 1994 - Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character) - 1137 pages
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This special 50th anniversary hardback edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic masterpiece includes the complete revised and reset text, two-fold out maps printed in red and black and, unique to this edition, a full-colour fold-out reproduction of Tolkien's own facsimile pages from the Book of Mazarbul that the Fellowship discover in Moria.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 and epic adventure has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing.This one-volume hardback edition contains the complete text, fully corrected and reset, and features for the very first time the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, illustrations done by Tolkien and intended for inclusion in the famous 'Bridge of Khazad-dum' chapter. Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two, full-size fold-out maps.Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the original, this revised edition of the bestselling hardback will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.

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User Review  - DelightedLibrarian - LibraryThing

Fell in love with these books the first time I randomly took them off the library shelf when I was 11. I recently reread them and was re-amazed at the depth of the characters, the principles of truth and the inspiration to act according to what is right rather than easy or what we might want. Read full review

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User Review  - TysonAdams - LibraryThing

This could have been a fantastic book. But that would have required a more concise writing style. I think I personally experienced every year of the journey. Read full review

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J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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