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An edition of The Lord of the Rings (1954)

The Lord of the Rings

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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

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O señor dos aneis
2018, Sushi Books
Hardcover in Galician
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The Lord of the Rings
2009, HarperCollins
electronic resource in English
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The Lord of the Rings
2003?, Houghton Mifflin
Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition
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The Lord of the Rings
2003, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Paperback - Movie Tie-In Edition (1)
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The Lord of the Rings
2003?, Houghton Mifflin Company
Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition (6)
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The Lord of the Rings
2002, Houghton Mifflin Company
Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition (1)
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The Lord of the Rings
1994, Houghton Mifflin Company
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1994, Houghton Mifflin
Hardcover in English - printing (4)
Cover of: Vlastelin kolet͡s
Vlastelin kolet͡s
1993, Kont͡sern "Olimp"
in Russian
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1993, HarperCollins Publishers
Paperback in English - paperback edition (2)

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Boston, USA

Edition Notes

Series
The Lord of the Rings, 1-3
Copyright Date
1994

Classifications

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

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xviii, 1137p. :

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27900942M
ISBN 10
0739408259
ISBN 13
9780739408254
OCLC/WorldCat
54432689
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0739408259
Google
1lCCtAEACAAJ
Library Thing
1386651
Goodreads
7349

Work Description

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.


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'Battle and war!' said Gandalf. 'Ride on!'
Page 494, added by Mek.
This book is largely concerned with Hobbits, and from its pages a reader may discover much of their character and a little of their history.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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