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The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit  : Four Volume Boxed Set  - J R R Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

Four Volume Boxed Set

Paperback Published: 12th November 1997
ISBN: 9780261103566
Number Of Pages: 1472

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Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien's classic masterpiece, telling 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 otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world.

This new boxed set, published to mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, 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 and Bilbo's departure to the Grey Havens.


I would buy this set again


Gave as a present but have already read myself and enjoyed immensely



Great gift, great read


My favourite series! Best read ever!

Gold Coast


Recommended reading


Well obviously one must read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings b4 one departs this realm. The only books I've read where Im actually a part of it. So enveloped in the story that the real world disappears into the ether and I become Bilbo..or Frodo..and wallow in Middle Earth like I was born into it. Definitely a must read. Especially b4 one watches the movies.

Lismore. Australia


I will never tire of Tolkien


I love Lord of the Rings and so does my mother. This was the perfect surprise to get her and as an avid fan of the series I would recommend this to everyone!



Best books ever


As long as I have these on my bookshelf, I am happy. Never get tired of reading them.

Nabiac NSW


Great edition of Lord of the Rings & the Hobbit


This is a pre-movie edition and so is not spoiled with ridiculous and bad movie pictures of the later editions.



love this book would recommend it to everyone


love these books takes me to another world



Most Immersive Literary Experience


I use these books to immersive myself in a wide fantasy experience, usually travelling but also just at home. Brings you into a wonderful realised world that never pulls you out.

Geelong, AU


Well worth it!


Amazing series! Definitely worth buying the set! I loved the movies and I love the books even more!!!

Geraldton, AU


The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

4.9 9


'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

ISBN: 9780261103566
ISBN-10: 0261103563
Series: Lord of the Rings
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1472
Published: 12th November 1997
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1  x 10.1
Weight (kg): 1.24
Edition Type: Special edition

J.R.R. Tolkien

About the Author

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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