Special 50th anniversary edition of the literary phenomenon voted Book of the Century and the Nations favourite Big Read. Includes revised and reset text and special features unique to this edition.
Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy and epic adventure has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors editions become prized and valuable items of publishing.
This deluxe cased volume contains the complete text, fully corrected and reset, and features for the very first time the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, illustrations done by Tolkien and intended for inclusion in the famous Bridge of Khazad-dum chapter. Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two, full-size fold-out maps. Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the original, this brand new volume will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.
One of the greatest works of imaginative fiction in the English language - the acknowledged Book of the 20th Century.
50th anniversary edition - with unique extras, sumptuous slip cased binding and fully corrected, definitive must-have text for fans. Limited slip cased edition with fully revised text, extra plates, updated maps.
'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard 'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century.' Sunday Telegraph '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
Series: Lord of the Rings
For Ages: 11+ years old
For Grades: 6 - 12
Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
Number Of Pages: 1184
Published: December 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 15.8 x 6.9
Weight (kg): 1.74
Edition Number: 50