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The Lord of the Rings - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound

Published: December 2004
For Ages: 11+ years old
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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 Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two, full-size fold-out maps.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

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: 9780007182367
ISBN-10: 0007182368
Series: Lord of the Rings
Audience: General
For Ages: 11+ years old
For Grades: 6 - 12
Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
Language: English
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