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JRR Tolkien THREE VOLUME SET OF LORD OF THE RINGS Second Edition Hardbacks

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Revised second edition, ninth impression hardbacks published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd in 1974. Each book is complete with folded map of Middle Earth attached to back endpapers
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Revised second edition, ninth impression hardbacks of THREE VOLUME SET OF LORD OF THE RINGS, by JRR Tolkien and published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London in 1974. Each book is complete with folded map of Middle Earth attached to back endpapers.

The books are in good condition with red cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering on spines and illustrated dust jackets.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one

The Lord of the Rings is not a book to be described in a few sentences. It has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By an extraordinary feat of the imagination, JRR Tolkien's has created, and maintains in every detail, a new mythology in an invented world. Its remarkable vividness and the narrative skill which carries the readeron, enthralled, for page after page. The trilogy consists of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. These three titles comprise the sequel to Tolkien's The Hobbit. In 1957 it was awarded the International Fantasy Award. The basis of the acclaimed Peter Jackson film which won eleven Academy Awards of the year in 2003.

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - Being The First Part of The Lord of the Rings: The book is in good condition with slight rubbing to bottom edges and some of the corners. Very slight wear to the illustrated dust jacket, which is price clipped (minor creasing to bottom spine edges and slight creasing and rubbing to top edges and top spine edges, some creasing/ chipping to top corner). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no inscriptions. Some fading to the red page ends.

The book first sets the stage for the adventure and follows Frodo Baggins as he flees from his home in the Shire to escape the minions of the Dark Lord Sauron. Sauron seeks the One Ring that will allow him to control the Bearers of the nineteen Lower Rings and control the three major races of Middle Earth, The Elves, The Men and The Dwarves. The One Ring has been inherited by Frodo who finds himself unwittingly in the midst of a struggle for world domination

423 pages.

ISBN: 0 04 823045 6

THE TWO TOWERS - Being The Second Part of The Lord of the Rings: The book is in very good condition with very slight rubbing to bottom spine edges. Only minor wear to the illustrated dust jacket, which is not price clipped (light creasing to edges and very slight foxing inside the jacket). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no inscriptions. Very slight yellowing/ foxing to the endpapers.

Building the story begun in The Hobbit and continuing the adventures of The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring the definitive text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and a detailed map of Middle-earth.

Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs.

352 pages.

ISBN: 0 04 823046 4

THE RETURN OF THE KING - Being The Third Part of The Lord of the Rings: The book is in very good condition with very slight rubbing to bottom corners. Very slight wear to the illustrated dust jacket, which is not price clipped (minor creasing to edges, slight creasing to top spine edges and some chipping to top spine corners, slight foxing inside the jacket, light foxing to the flaps inside). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no inscriptions. Very slight yellowing/ foxing to the endpapers and some fading to the red page ends.

The Return of the King is the third and last book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In this concluding volume of the epic trilogy; As Sauron launches the final stages of his conquest of Middle-Earth, Gandalf the Wizard, and Théoden King of Rohan rally their forces to help defend Gondor's capital Minas Tirith from the looming threat. Aragorn finally claims the throne of Gondor and summons an army of ghosts to help him defeat Sauron. Ultimately, even with full strength of arms, they realize they cannot win; so it comes down to the Hobbits, Frodo and Sam, to bear the burden of the Ring and deal with the treachery of Gollum. After a long journey they finally arrive in the dangerous lands of Mordor, seeking to destroy the One Ring in the place it was created, the volcanic fires of Mount Doom.

440 pages.

ISBN: 0 04 823047 2

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  • Condition:
    Used
  • Product Code:
    2169
  • Weight:
    2.12kg