The Lord of the Rings

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Ulverscroft Large Print Books, 1999 - Fantasy fiction, English - 1193 pages
This stunning dramatized BBC production of Tolkien's classic is presented in thirteen hours on 13 compact discs. Starring Ian Holm and featuring a cast of 25 performers, specially composed music and sound effects.

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User Review  - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing

Reading The Lord of the Rings book by book is an interesting experience. I have often heard others being (and remember myself being) frustrated by how long it took The Fellowship of the Ring to get ... Read full review

an amazing end to an amazing story

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The Return of the King, the third book in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, is even darker and more intense than The Two Towers. It was pretty amazing, except for chapters two and three of ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher. In 2013, his title, The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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