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Lord of the Rings

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ISBN-10: 0618517650

ISBN-13: 9780618517657

Edition: 50th 2004 (Anniversary)

Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien

List price: $90.00
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The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkiens epic masterpiece, first reached these shores on October 21, 1954, arriving, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, "like lightning from a clear sky." Fifty years and nearly one hundred million American readers later comes a beautiful new one-volume collectors edition befitting the stature of this crown jewel of our list. With a text fully corrected under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien to meet the authors exacting wishes, two large-format fold-out maps, a ribbon placemarker, gilded page edges, a color insert depicting Tolkien's own paintings of the Book of Mazarbul and exceptionally elegant and sturdy overall packaging housed within an…    
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 50th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/21/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1184
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.25" long x 2.75" tall
Weight: 4.840
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…