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The Lord of the Rings
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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

Originally published from 1954 through 1956, J.R.R. Tolkien's richly complex series ushered in a new age of epic adventure storytelling. A philologist and illustrator who took inspiration from his work, Tolkien invented the modern heroic quest novel from the ground up, creating not just a world, but a domain, not just a lexicon, but a language, that would spawn countless imitators and lead to the inception of the epic fantasy genre. Today, THE LORD OF THE RINGS is considered "the most influential fantasy novel ever written." (THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY)

During his travels across Middle-earth, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins had found the Ring. But the simple band of gold was far from ordinary; it was in fact the One Ring - the greatest of the ancient Rings of Power. Sauron, the Dark Lord, had infused it with his own evil magic, and when it was lost, he was forced to flee into hiding.

But now Sauron's exile has ended and his power is spreading anew, fueled by the knowledge that his treasure has been found. He has gathered all the Great Rings to him, and will stop at nothing to reclaim the One that will complete his dominion. The only way to stop him is to cast the Ruling Ring deep into the Fire-Mountain at the heart of the land of Mordor--Sauron's dark realm.

Fate has placed the burden in the hands of Frodo Baggins, Bilbo's heir...and he is resolved to bear it to its end. Or his own.
--jacket

Table of Contents

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Edition Notes

Parts 1-3

Copyright Date 1954, 1965, 1966, 1982, 1993, 1994

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 823/.912
Library of Congress PR6039.O32 L6 1993

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination 1137p. :
Number of pages 1137

ID Numbers

Open Library OL1532643M
Internet Archive lordofringstrilo00jrrt
ISBN 10 0739408259
ISBN 13 9780739408254
Library Thing 1386651
Goodreads 7349

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