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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings : Boxed Set - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Boxed Set

Paperback

Published: 1st December 2014
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When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed gift set, published to celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson's three-part film adaptation of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, contains both titles and features cover images from both films. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.

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Awesome books

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  • Compelling Characters
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Great For Any Age
  • Takes You To Another World
  • Well Written

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    5.0

    Great story for all Lord Of The Rings!

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    • Compelling Characters
    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Great For Any Age
    • Original Story
    • Takes You To Another World
    • Well Written

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      Best Uses

      • Gift
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      • Reference
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings:

      Great for all lord of the rings fans everywhere!

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      'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times 'A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.' New Statesman 'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard

      J.R.R. Tolkien

      John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father's death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures.

      His mother died when he was only twelve and both he and his brother were made wards of the local priest and sent to King Edward's School, Birmingham, where Tolkien shone in his classical work. After completing a First in English Language and Literature at Oxford, Tolkien married Edith Bratt. He was also commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fought in the battle of the Somme. After the war, he obtained a post on the New English Dictionary and began to write the mythological and legendary cycle which he originally called The Book of Lost Tales but which eventually became known as The Silmarillion.

      In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit. It was his publisher, Stanley Unwin, who asked for a sequel to The Hobbit and gradually Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, a huge story that took twelve years to complete and which was not published until Tolkien was approaching retirement. After retirement Tolkien and his wife lived near Oxford, but then moved to Bournemouth. Tolkien returned to Oxford after his wife's death in 1971. He died on 2 September 1973 leaving The Silmarillion to be edited for publication by his son, Christopher.

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      ISBN: 9780008112837
      ISBN-10: 0008112835
      Series: Lord of the Rings
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 2064
      Published: 1st December 2014
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.2  x 10.7
      Weight (kg): 1.25