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The Lord of the Rings 113 editions

Cover of: The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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.


Contains

Excerpts

'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"

113 editions First published in 1950

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Cover of: The Complete Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
2009, HarperCollins
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: El señor de los anillos
El señor de los anillos
Barcelona, 2006, Minotauro
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
2005, Houghton Mifflin
Paperback in English - 50th anniversary 1 vol. ed.
Cover of: LORD OF THE RINGS BOXED SET
LORD OF THE RINGS BOXED SET
2005, HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Cover of: LORD OF THE RINGS BOXED SET
LORD OF THE RINGS BOXED SET
2005, HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Paperback
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
2004, Houghton Mifflin
in English - 50th Anniversary ed.
Cover of: El Senor De Los Anillos
El Senor De Los Anillos: Las Dos Torres
April 30, 2004, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Turtleback in Spanish
Cover of: Il Signore degli Anelli : Trilogia / Italian edition of The Lord of the Rings
Cover of: Le Seigneur Des Anneaux Coffret
Le Seigneur Des Anneaux Coffret
March 2004, Presse Pocket
Paperback in French - Boxed edition
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
2003, HarperCollins
in English - Film tie-in ed.
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
2003, Houghton Mifflin
in English - Three-vol. ed.
Cover of: Der Herr der Ringe.
Der Herr der Ringe.
July 1, 2003, Klett-Cotta
Hardcover
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings Book and Bookend Gift Set
The Lord of the Rings Book and Bookend Gift Set
November 19, 2003, Houghton Mifflin
in English
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
2002, Houghton Mifflin
in English
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
2002, HarperCollins
in English - Film tie-in ed.
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
2002, Houghton Mifflin Company
Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
2002, Houghton Mifflin
Hardcover in English - One volume ed.
Cover of: Le Seigneur des Anneaux
Le Seigneur des Anneaux
October 16, 2002, Christian Bourgois
Paperback in French
Cover of: Le Seigneur des anneaux
Le Seigneur des anneaux
October 16, 2002, Christian Bourgois
Hardcover in French
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings trilogy - one volume hardback (movie cover)
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings trilogy - one volume hardback (movie cover)
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Gift Set
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Gift Set
January 2002, Recorded Books Unabridged
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: Der Herr der Ringe. Die Gefährten / Die zwei Türme / Die Rückkehr des Königs. Mit Anhängen und Register.
Cover of: THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Cover of: THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
February 2001, Listening Library
Audio CD in English - Library Edition
Cover of: Pán prstenů: Společentvo prstenu
Pán prstenů: Společentvo prstenu
2001, Mladá fronta
in Czech
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings (Movie Art Cover)
The Lord of the Rings (Movie Art Cover)
June 2001, Houghton Mifflin
in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Omnibus)
Cover of: Vlastelin Kolec / Lord of the Rings
Vlastelin Kolec / Lord of the Rings
October 2001, "Kniga"
Hardcover in Russian
Cover of: El señor de los anillos.  4 tomos
Cover of: Le Seigneur des Anneaux (French Edition of The Lord of the Rings)
Cover of: Le Seigneur des Anneaux, 3 Volume Boxed Set Containing" La Communeaute de l'Anneau; Les Deux Tours; Le retour du Roi: French Edition of Lord of the Rings, Containing
Cover of: Le Seigneur des Anneaux, coffret de 3 volumes
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1999, Houghton Mifflin Company
Paperback in English - One-Volume Edition
Cover of: Der Herr Der Ringe
Der Herr Der Ringe
March 12, 1999, J.G. Cotta'sche, Buchhandlung Nachfolger GmbH
Paperback in German
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
December 1, 1999, Random House Audio
Audio CD in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
November 2, 1998, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Hardcover - New Ed edition
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers and the Return of the King(Exerpts)
January 5, 1998, Caedmon
Audio cassette in English
Cover of: Lord of the Rings, the
Lord of the Rings, the
August 1996, HarperCollins Publishers
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
Cover of: Le Seigneur DES Anneaux
Le Seigneur DES Anneaux
December 31, 1995, Pocket
Paperback in French
Cover of: El Seor de Los Anillos
El Seor de Los Anillos
July 1995, Minotauro
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1994, Houghton Mifflin Company
Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
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 Co.
in English - Millennium Edition
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings (Mind's Eye Version)
The Lord of the Rings (Mind's Eye Version)
June 1994, Soundelux Audio Publishing
Audio CD in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1993, Houghton Mifflin Company
Hardcover in English - 1965 edition; Centenary Edition
Cover of: Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
1993, Grafton
in English - New ed.
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings (Box Set) (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (Box Set) (J.R.R. Tolkien)
September 1, 1993, Random House Audio
Audio cassette in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings.
The Lord of the Rings.
1992, Book Club Association
Hardcover - Deluxe edition
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1992, Houghton Mifflin Co.
in English
Cover of: Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
1992, Grafton
in English - New ed.
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1992, Grafton
in English
Cover of: Der Herr der Ringe
Der Herr der Ringe
1992, Der Hörverlag
Audio Cassettes in German
Cover of: Le Seigneur Des Anneaux (The Lord of the Rings)
Le Seigneur Des Anneaux (The Lord of the Rings)
1992, Editions France Loisirs
Hardcover in French
Cover of: El Señor de los Anillos
El Señor de los Anillos
1991, Circulo de Lectores
Hardcover in Spanish
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1991, Grafton
in English - 2nd ed.
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings.
The Lord of the Rings.
1991, HarperCollins
in English
Cover of: Der Herr der Ringe.
Der Herr der Ringe.
1991, Klett-Cotta
in German
Cover of: Tolkien 12 SW (Lord of Rings)
Tolkien 12 SW (Lord of Rings)
September 1, 1991, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Unknown Binding
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1990, Easton Press
in English - 2nd ed.
Cover of: El Senor De Los Anillos
El Senor De Los Anillos
February 1985, Minotauro
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: IL SIGNORE DEGLI ANELLI (Titolo originale dell'opera: The Lord of the Rings)
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1982, Houghton Mifflin
in English - 2d ed.
Cover of: El senor de los anillos.
El senor de los anillos.
1982, Circulo de Lectores
in Spanish
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1981, Unwin Paperbacks
in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings 25th Anniversary Edition
The Lord of the Rings 25th Anniversary Edition
May 19, 1981, Houghton Mifflin
Hardcover in English - Silver Jubilee edition
Cover of: Lord of the Rings Boxed Set U/P
Lord of the Rings Boxed Set U/P
September 14, 1981, Grafton
Hardcover
Cover of: Lord of the Rings Boxed Set U/P
Lord of the Rings Boxed Set U/P
September 14, 1981, Grafton
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings.
The Lord of the Rings.
1978, Unwin Paperbacks
in English - 2nd ed.
Cover of: LORD OF THE RING SET PAP
LORD OF THE RING SET PAP
October 28, 1978, Houghton Mifflin
in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1977, Folio Society
in English
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1977, Folio Society
in English
Cover of: El señor de los anillos
El señor de los anillos
1977, Minotauro
in Spanish
Cover of: El Señor De Los Anillos
El Señor De Los Anillos
1977, Circulo de Lectores
Hardcover in Spanish
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1975, Ballantine Books
in English - Special ed.
Cover of: The lord of the rings
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1975, Ballantine Books
Box Set in English
Cover of: In de ban van de ring
In de ban van de ring
1975, Het Spectrum
Hardcover in Dutch - 17e dr.
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1974, Houghton Mifflin
in English - [2d ed.] Collector's ed.
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King)
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings Box Set special edition
The Lord of the Rings Box Set special edition
1974, Ballantine
Paperback in English - 3RD edition
Cover of: The lord of the rings.
The lord of the rings.
1973, George Allen and Unwin
in English
Cover of: The lord of the rings.
The lord of the rings.
1973, Allen & Unwin
in English - [2d ed.] [2d ed., rev.].
Cover of: The Lord of Rings
The Lord of Rings
September 12, 1972, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1969, Ballantine Books
in English
Cover of: The Lord of the rings
The Lord of the rings
1969, Allenand Unwin
in English - De luxe edition.
Cover of: The lord of the Rings
The lord of the Rings
1968, Allen & Unwin
in English - 2Nd ed.
Cover of: The Lord of the rings
The Lord of the rings
1968, Allen and Unwin
in English - 2nd ed. [reprinted]
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1967, Houghton Mifflin
in English - 2d ed.
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1966, Allen & Unwin
in English - 2nd ed.
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings.
The Lord of the Rings.
1966, Allen & Unwin
in English - 2nd ed.
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1966, Houghton Mifflin
- 2nd ed.
Cover of: The Lord of theRings.
The Lord of theRings.
1966, Allen & Unwin
in English - 2nd ed.
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1966, Houghton Mifflin
in English - Collector's ed.
Cover of: The lord of the Rings.
The lord of the Rings.
1965, Houghton Mifflin
in English - 2d ed. --
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1965, Ballantine Books
in English
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1965, Houghton Mifflin
in English - 2d ed., rev.
Cover of: The lord of the rings
The lord of the rings
1965, Houghton Mifflin
in English - Second edition.
Cover of: The Lord of the rings.
The Lord of the rings.
1954, Allen & Unwin
in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings.
The Lord of the Rings.: The two towers.
1954, Allen & Unwin, Houghton Mifflin
in English
Cover of: The lord of the rings.
The lord of the rings.
1954, Allen & Unwin
in English
Cover of: Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
1950, Collins
Cover of: Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
1950, Collins
Cover of: Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
1950, Collins
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1999 October, Houghton Mifflin
in English - Millennium Edition
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: Trilogy Gift Set
2001 August, Recorded Books
Audio cassette in English - UNABRIDGED edition
Cover of: The lord of the rings.
The lord of the rings.
Publish date unknown, Guild
in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
Publish date unknown, Unwin Hyman
in English
Cover of: The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
1970 September, Ballantine Books
Box Set in English
Cover of: The Lord Of The Rings (Boxed Set) The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, The Return Of The King And The Hobbit
Cover of: Il Signore Degli Anelli (Trilogia)

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