The Lord of the Rings

Front Cover
HarperCollins Canada, Limited, Jul 1, 1986
181 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
147
4 stars
29
3 stars
3
2 stars
1
1 star
1

The cover artwork is awesome and box slipcase is cool. - Flipkart
Minuses 1.Too small font 2. - Flipkart
Good font size and type. - Flipkart
The font size is PERFECT. - Flipkart
... font size is small but readable. - Flipkart
The book needs no introduction - Flipkart

LOTR Deluxe Paperback Editon ISBN: 0544273443

User Review  - JoeMash - Walmart

After an extensive search, I finally found the book I like at a super nice price. All I want to do is read an easy-to-read print story. Nice pictures and super fold-out maps are cool but not that ... Read full review

awesome

User Review  - Laura G. - Overstock.com

Excellent mint condition. Book set is really nice. Couldnt be happier. Read full review

All 9 reviews »

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.

Bibliographic information