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The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien, J. R. R. (Book - 1993 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A one-volume edition of the trilogy which tells of the quest undertaken by the hobbit Frodo and his companions to journey across Middle-earth and cast the evil One Ring, into the Cracks of Doom. Includes fifty specially commissioned paintings by Alan Lee.
Authors: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
Title: The lord of the rings
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1993
Characteristics: 1193 p., [48 p. of plates] :,col. ill., maps ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: J.R.R. Tolkien ; illustrated by Alan Lee
Notes: Includes index
Contents: pt. 1. The fellowship of the ring
pt. 2. The two towers
pt. 3. The return of the king
Summary: A one-volume edition of the trilogy which tells of the quest undertaken by the hobbit Frodo and his companions to journey across Middle-earth and cast the evil One Ring, into the Cracks of Doom. Includes fifty specially commissioned paintings by Alan Lee.
Additional Contributors: Lee, Alan
ISBN: 0395595118
9780395595114
Branch Call Number: FICTION TOLKIEN 1993
Subject Headings: Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character) Fiction Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction, English
Topical Term: Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
LCCN: 91010298
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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.


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Mar 13, 2014
  • MarioEnriqueRiosPinot rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was so into this book that I was spooked and had to put the book down when I got to Bombadil. And then I finished it. Wonderful.

This book is taking FOREVER to get to me!!!

Wow, BTVS must've been retired for a long time if he read this in the 1060s! Did they even have 401k back then? That's probably older than Gandalf!

Jul 09, 2012
  • Indigomoody rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The writing in this book is just not something you can find these days and that's what makes this book such a timeless classic!

May 04, 2012
  • BTVS rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I can't believe I enjoyed reading this in the 1060's. It is a simplistic plot, overly written and pretentious. Great literature for young people but not so great for retired readers

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"“Even now my heart desires to test my will upon it, to see if I could not wrench it from him and turn it where I would- to look across the wide seas of water and time to Tirion the Fair, and perceive the unimaginable hand and mind of Feanor at their work, while both the White Tree and the Golden were in flower!” - TTT, The Palantir

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