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The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set

The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set

60th Anniversary Edition

by J. R. R. Tolkien

Hardback Publication Date: 24/11/2014

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Four-volume boxed-set edition of The Lord of the Rings in hardback, featuring Tolkien's original unused dust-jacket designs, together with fourth hardback volume, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion.

Includes special features and the definitive edition of the text.

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 has touched the hearts of young and old alike, with one hundred and fifty million copies of its many editions sold around the world.

In 2005 Tolkien's text was fully restored - with the full co-operation of Christopher Tolkien - with almost 400 corrections, the original red and black maps as fold-out sheets, a fully revised and enlarged index, and for the first time a special plate section containing the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, making this set as close as possible to the version that J.R.R. Tolkien intended.

This Diamond Anniversary reissue of the prized boxed set marks 60 years since the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring. These hardback editions feature Tolkien's original unused dust-jacket designs from the 1950s, reworked for this edition, and some additional text corrections.

The four-volume boxed set includes The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, a unique annotated guide to the text, fully updated since its first publication in 2005, and is a book which will enhance the reader's enjoyment and understanding of one of the most influential books of the 20th century.

ISBN:
9780007581146
9780007581146
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
24-11-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
60th Edition
Pages:
1472
Dimensions (mm):
222x143x137mm
Weight:
3.39kg
J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, plus other stories and essays about Middle-earth.

His books have been translated into over 70 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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