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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Great books written by a great writer. - Goodreads
Dull. Too slow pace compared to Silmarillion. - Goodreads
The imagination and storytelling is brilliant. - Goodreads
Loved the imagery of the landscape and structures. - Goodreads
The ending is awful. - Goodreads
A truly epic introduction to the realm of Middle Earth. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jaynať Miller - Goodreads

It was a long time ago when I read it, but when the films came out, I was talking to a friend of mine about some things and realized I remembered far more that I thought. NOW, I want to read it again ... Read full review

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User Review  - Edel O'gorman - Goodreads

Absolutely loved these books. I read them a few years back and I'll probably reread them at some point. I was cautious reading them thinking that I'd find it hard to keep up as I knew there was a lot going on in the books but after chapter one I was hooked. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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