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The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set [Special Edition] [Paperback]

J. R. R. Tolkien
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Amazon Review

Let's face it--even some adults find Tolkien's mammoth fantasy a daunting mouthful but children now have this special seven-book box set of The Lord of The Rings to make the epic tale just that bit easier to chew on. Split into its seven constituent parts, these slim volumes tell the ageless tale of young Frodo's quest to destroy The Ring and defeat the forces of evil. It's beautifully presented in a black presentation box with the movie logo and an illustration on the side and the spines of the books also form the movie logo. A contemporary look and plenty of "cool appeal" will grab kids' interest and ensure they don't miss out on reading this classic of the genre. --Jonathan Weir --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

‘Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting.’ The Times

‘The story itself is superb.’ Observer

‘A most remarkable feat.’ Guardian

‘Masterpiece? Oh yes.’ Evening Standard

‘An astonishing imaginative tour de force.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A story magnificently told.’ New Statesman

‘Tolkien was a storyteller of genius.’ Literary Review

‘Amongst the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.’ Sunday Telegraph

Book Description

50th Anniversary Edition

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description

The original American dramatization as broadcast on National Public Radio. Performed by an ensemble cast --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

From the Publisher

Exclusive new seven-volume edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's masterwork, voted Book of the Century in major polls. The ideal edition to introduce J.R.R. Tolkien's book to younger readers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him the Rings of Power – the means by which he will be able to rule the world. All he lacks in his plan for dominion is the Ruling Ring, which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

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 over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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