Four-volume paperback boxed set containing J.R.R. Tolkien's classic masterpiece, together with The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, an annotated guide to all three parts of the Book of the Century.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 fantasyFour-volume paperback boxed set containing J.R.R. Tolkien's classic masterpiece, together with The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, an annotated guide to all three parts of the Book of the Century.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. One hundred million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first publication, the text has been fully restored with almost 400 corrections - with the full co-operation of Christopher Tolkien - making it the definitive version of the text, and as close as possible to the version that J.R.R. Tolkien wanted. In addition to now having the definitive version of the text, this paperback set also includes a companion volume, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, a unique annotated guide to the text, which will enhance the reader's enjoyment and understanding of the book of the 20th century....
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The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set Reviews
True story (sad when you have lived your life such that you have to add that):When I was a child we did our yearly camping trip to the West Coast and Mootie always gave us an allowance for books/comics to read on the trip. It made traveling in the camper a little more bearable (barely). Roger and I had read in Parade magazine (Roger can correct me if I am wrong because it was a long time ago...the summer after fourth grade for me) that the hippie community was madly in love with Lord of the Rings. Well, I loved anything hippie at the time, probably because Lowell hated them so much. So Roger and I decided to buy the series but we couldnt find The Fellowship of the Ring. He started first with the Two Towers and I waited for him to finish. Luckily, we didnt have to wade through those first hundred pages of the Fellowship. I remember after I finished the appendix (I so love the appendix) of just weeping and then I had an epiphany. I realized I would never read anything I would love again, as much as I loved the Lord of the Rings. I have loved many books and reread some books many times but nothing has moved me as much as this series.When I had my pre-mission interview the Bishop, he asked me how many times I had read the Book Of Mormon. I replied 12 times and he was shocked. Then the Mormon guilt crept in and I mentioned that I had read Lord of the Rings 27 times. Yes, I use to keep track. I think I have finally reversed the order of which one I have read the most but it has been an herculean effort.Just awhile ago I was mentioning to Kirsten that I wish that Tolkien had done more with women in the series. She had an interesting insight. She said, "Given what is happening to men in our society, increased pornography addiction, video game addictions, lack of desire to get higher education and to have a career (30% of American males now no longer finish High School) men need stories of heroes who are noble and right. Men need to be inspired and have heroic friendships with each other." Word.
Davis 1Ben DavisMs. Peyman 19 March 2015English-B The Lord of The Rings J.R.R Tolkien's impressive 4 book series known as The Lord of The Rings, was the highlight of the decade back in the 1950’s. Millions of people have read the series since its publication 60 years ago. A New York Times Book Review proclaimed the series to be, "An extraordinary work-pure excitement." The Lord of The Rings varies from 400 to 500 pages for each book. The Fellowship of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of The King, tell the story of the destruction of the One Ring. After the main protagonist Frodo Baggins inherits the One Ring from his cousin, he set out on a journey to destroy it. The One Ring was crafted by the dark lord Sauron, but he lost it in and ancient war. During the time period of The Fellowship of The Ring, Sauron’s evil was once again spreading throughout the land in search of his lost ring. Accompanied by a handful of people, Frodo trekked the length of Middle-Earth to the gates of Mordor, where Sauron lives. The only way Frodo could destroy Sauron's ring was to throw it into the fiery center of Mt. Doom. Tolkien's masterpiece has withstood the test of time and will undoubtedly be remembered forever. I thoroughly enjoyed the books and recommend them to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels, for these books will exceed your expectations. If you do not enjoy breath-taking imagery, heart-stopping action, and an extremely well written plot, then, this series is not for you. A small disclaimer is that the books are exceptionally long; the entire series has a total page count of approximately 1200 pages depending on the publisher. I personally had no trouble with the length of the books and found the length rather peaceful ; however, I could see when many could find it “boring” or “not exciting.” Overall, The Lord of The Rings is a wonderful series that deserves all the praise it has received.
Like descriptive writing? Love descriptive writing? Then are you in for a treat! The story is interesting and the characters are well written. My only complaint is the microscopic detail that Tolkien goes into with things that I don't really care to know about. You can only describe a tree so much before you end up just perusing the page to find where the action picks back up. Overall though, a great epic fantasy.
After 15 years I thought it was time to re-read the Lord of the Rings. Reading, or rather studying, the Readers' Companion alongside the actual fiction, gives an extra dimension to this massive work. Words do not suffice!
What's not to love?! I do admit that The Two Towers took me awhile to get through - lots of description. But these, along with The Hobbit, are wonderful literature! Strider is the man! And the movies are great.
Yayy one more awesome edition! :D
so far so good
Quite simply THE ultimate work of fantasy literature. Not much to say, except that everyone should read it at least once. "One Ring to Rule Them All..."
Not all who wander are lost