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Cover of: The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien


  • Illustrator
    Alan Lee

The Return of the King
Being The Third Part Of The Lord Of The Rings

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Return of the King is the third part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings.

The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents. Gandalf returned, miraculously, and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Meanwhile, Sam and Frodo progressed toward Mordor to destroy the Ring, accompanied by Sméagol---Gollum, still obsessed by his "preciouss." After a battle with the giant spider, Shelob, Sam left his master for dead; but Frodo is still alive---in the hands of the Orcs. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing.
--jacket flap

Table of Contents

Book five Minas Tirith
The passing of the grey company
The muster of Rohan
The siege of Gondor
The ride of the Rohirrim
The battle of the Pelennor Fields
The pyre of Denethor
The houses of healing
The last debate
The black gate opens
Book six The tower of Cirith Ungol
The land of shadow
Mount Doom
The field of Cormallen
The steward and the king
Many partings
Homeward bound
The scouring of the Shire
The Grey havens
Annals of the kings and rulers
The Númenorean kings
The House of Eorl
Durin's folk
The tale of years (chronology of the Westlands)
Family trees (hobbits)
Writing and spelling
The languages and peoples of the Third Age
On translation
Songs and verses
Persons, beasts and monsters

Edition Notes

Maps on lining pages.

Part 3 includes index.

Series The Lord of the Rings, #3
Genre Fiction
Other Titles Two towers., Return of the king.
Copyright Date 1955, 1965, 1966, 1993, 1994. Illustrations 1991


Dewey Decimal Class 823/.912
Library of Congress PR6039.O32 L6 2002b, PR6039.O32 L6 2002b

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination 3 v. (xx, 1170 p.) :
Number of pages 1170

ID Numbers

Open Library OL23274300M
Internet Archive returnofking00tolk_1
ISBN 10 0618260552
ISBN 13 9780618260553
LC Control Number 2002726623
Library Thing 1386651
Goodreads 623517



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September 25, 2017 Edited by seabelis Edited without comment.
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May 29, 2009 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from Collingswood Public Library MARC record.