The Lord of the Rings, Book 1

Front Cover
HarperCollins, 1999 - Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character) - 1536 pages
13 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
10
4 stars
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Great set for fans!

User Review  - neden - Overstock.com

Love the books love the films! Great set to have for fans and collectors. I took the dust covers off. The books are red with gold lettering. Arrived fast and in great condition. Read full review

A bit pricey, but a wonderful gift

User Review  - weninvegas - Christianbook.com

This set is simply beautiful. The quality is excellent and I expect these books to be around through generations. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it when you see the recipient's face when they ... Read full review

All 7 reviews »

About the author (1999)

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher. In 2013, his title, The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Bibliographic information