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The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings : 4 x Books in 1 x Boxed Set - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings : 4 x Books in 1 x Boxed Set

Hardcover

Published: 22nd November 2013
For Ages: 11+ years old
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Delve into Tolkien's Middle-earth with this special collector's hardback boxed set. Presented in sumptuous new cover designs discover the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring.

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 other worldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world.

This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. 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.

About the Author

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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5.0

Stunning set

By Sam

from WA

About Me Casual Reader

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
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    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings : 4 x Books in 1 x Boxed Set:

    Beautiful set of amazing books! Something to treasure over the years

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    5.0

    An extremely beautiful set

    By pep the mumps

    from Illawarra

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    • Classic

    Cons

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      • Gift

      Comments about The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings : 4 x Books in 1 x Boxed Set:

      My 10 year old son got this as a gift & it is such a beautiful set, sure to be one of his treasured possessions through life.

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      'Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting' The Times 'The story itself is superb' Observer 'A most remarkable feat' Guardian

      ISBN: 9780007522934
      ISBN-10: 0007522932
      Series: Lord of the Rings
      Audience: General
      For Ages: 11+ years old
      For Grades: 6 - 12
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 1792
      Published: 22nd November 2013
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
      Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 16.4  x 14.2
      Weight (kg): 2.61

      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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