The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

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 annotat...

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published 08/05/2011 | steffcfuk
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"One of my favourites - A must to read"

The moral of these books is that too much power can corrupt anyone.

This is the story of the power of a ring which controls all of the main characters to some extent and the journey they make to destroy it before it destroys them.

What a wonderful set of book these are. Totally suitable for everyone to read and from the first page you are transported into a magical world where there is a gripping tale and marvellous drama and characters on every page. It is a real treat for all fantasy lovers.

I have now read these books so many times that my copies are falling apart but even after all these years, these books never cease to lose their magic.

If you haven't had the experience - jump right in and give these a go - I found that they were very easy reading and I always find it very hard to put them down as they are so engrossing.

They would also make a wonderful present for any age and they are adored by young and old alike.
A total treat for any reader and I bet you will not be able to read them just the once !!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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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 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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Type: Fiction

Genre: Fantasy

Title: The Lord of the Rings

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

ISBN: 0007203632

EAN: 9780007203635

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