The Lord of the Rings

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HarperCollins Canada, Limited, Jul 1, 1986
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Good version (7-book slipcase)

User Review  - John F - Flipkart

Pros: Good paper and print quality Easier handling of smaller books Separate Appendix book, which is good for reference and has 7 extra maps (Appendix is usually part of "The Return of the King" (3rd ... Read full review

Very good

User Review  - Sri Charan - Flipkart

Books was delivered promptly with in a 2 days. But after I opened the box to my surprise the books cover was damaged a little. It couldn't have damaged in transit as it was well packed. Read full review

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About the author (1986)

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.

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