‘Masterpiece? Oh yes, I’ve no doubt about that.’
‘Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century.’
‘An extraordinarily imaginative work, part saga, part allegory, and wholly exciting.’
‘When it comes to the nation’s favourite books, one title runs rings round all the others. J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings was chosen by an astonishing 20 per cent of readers in the survey conducted by W H Smith.’
Daily Mail, 4 August 2000
50th Anniversary Edition--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Publisher
From the Back Cover
A luxury leather bound cased edition printed on Bible paper of the world's most collectable book.
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.
The deluxe edition contains the complete text of the revised Second Edition, first published in 1994. Quarter-bound in black leather and cloth and protected in its own slipcase, the book is printed on fine India paper, making it much slimmer than its standard hardback counterpart. The book includes Christopher Tolkien's two-colour maps of Middle-earth and Gondor as endpapers and is limited to a print run of just 1'000 copies
No serious Tolkien enthusiast will want to miss this opportunity to own the definitive text of the twentieth century's greatest book in this sumptuous deluxe edition.--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 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.