The Lord of the Rings

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HarperCollins, Apr 20, 2009 - Fiction - 100 pages
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All three parts of the epic masterpiece combined in one definitive edition of the text.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power—the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring—the ring that rules them all—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. 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.

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Good but not what I expected

User Review  - Laura d. - Overstock.com

The picture itself looks better than the actual book. And its not blue its black. I thought that maybe I had bought the black and thought I bought the blue but upon looking at my account this is the ... Read full review

Gorgeous edition

User Review  - gentlymad65 - Overstock.com

Ive been wanting this edition for a long time. It is just as beautiful as it looked online. Its faux leather with thin parchment paper. A quality product and cheaper on overstock than anywhere else. Read full review

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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