Lord of the Rings

ISBN-10: 0618574999

ISBN-13: 9780618574995

Edition: 2005

Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien
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Description: For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien"s peerless fantasy has accumulated worldwide acclaim as the greatest adventure tale ever written. No other writer has created a world as distinct as Middle-earth, complete with its own geography, history, languages, and legends. And no one has created characters as endearing as Tolkien"s large-hearted, hairy-footed hobbits. Tolkien"s The Lord of the Rings continues to seize the imaginations of readers of all ages, and this new three-volume paperback edition is designed to appeal to the youngest of them.

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Box or Slipcased 
Pages: 1216
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 4.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudr�n and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher. In 2013, his title, The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Note On The Text
Foreword To The Second Edition
Prologue Concerning Hobbits, And Other Matters
Concerning Hobbits
Concerning Pipe-weed
Of the Ordering of the Shire
Of the Finding of the Ring
Note On The Shire Records
A Long-expected Party
The Shadow of the Past
Three is Company
A Short Cut to Mushrooms
A Conspiracy Unmasked
The Old Forest
In the House of Tom Bombadil
Fog on the Barrow-Downs
At the Sign of The Prancing Pony
Strider
A Knife in the Dark
Flight to the Ford
Many Meetings
The Council of Elrond
The Ring Goes South
A Journey in the Dark
The Bridge of Khazad-d�m
Lothl�rien
The Mirror of Galadriel
Farewell to L�rien
The Great River
The Breaking of the Fellowship
Synopsis
The Departure of Boromir
The Riders of Rohan
The Uruk-Hai
Treebeard
The White Rider
The King of the Golden Hall
Helm"s Deep
The Road to Isengard
Flotsam and Jetsam
The Voice of Saruman
The Palant�r
The Taming of Sm�agol
The Passage of the Marshes
The Black Gate is Closed
Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
The Window on the West
The Forbidden Pool
Journey to the Cross-roads
The Stairs of Cirith Ungol
Shelob"s Lair
The Choices of Master Samwise
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
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
Appendices
Annals Of The Kings And Rulers
The N�menorean Kings
The House of Eorl
Durin"s Folk
The Tale Of Years (Chronology Of The Westlands)
Family Trees (Hobbits)
Calendars
Writing And Spelling
Pronunciation of Words and Names
Writing F
The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age
On Translation
Indexes
Songs and Verses
Persons, Beasts and Monsters
Places
Things
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