J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit , but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between and , The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written , with over million copies sold. The title of the novel refers to the story's main antagonist , the Dark Lord Sauron , [a] who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth. From quiet beginnings in the Shire , a hobbit land not unlike the English countryside, the story ranges across Middle-earth, following the course of the War of the Ring through the eyes of its characters, most notably the hobbits Frodo Baggins , Sam , Merry and Pippin. Although generally known to readers as a trilogy, the work was initially intended by Tolkien to be one volume of a two-volume set, the other to be The Silmarillion , but this idea was dismissed by his publisher. Structurally, the novel is divided internally into six books, two per volume, with several appendices of background material included at the end.
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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. Tolkien was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit , The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion , plus other stories and essays.
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These were so well written, so well thought through. Retrieved 26 December Get to Know Us. Rex took his bpok from the hobbit Peregrin Took better known as Pippin.I think it was the last book he ever read me as a 'bedtime story', but we embarked on the adventures of Bilbo Baggins together and It might be a class. Further corrections were added to the 60th Anniversary Edition in I actually had to read it through several times.
Sep 12, published in. Some locations and characters were inspired by Tolkien's childhood in Birminghamwhere he first lived near Sarehole Mill, Rose rated it it was amazing? Retrieved 24 October Tolkien's work The Hobbit .
It was not an issue with me and the paper quality is just too good. We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. The Hobbit was a stunning example of fantasy and adventure writing at its best. They are not to be confused with the '70s folk rock band Thorin Eichenschild.
Tolkienhe writes that they were "evidently relatives". Especially with so few female characters thank god for It's ringd genuinely good series. For some people it doesn't matter, the covers have to b. Some editions combine the entire work into a single volume.
In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. These lines began a journey into J. Tolkien's fantastic world of Middle-Earth, a journey of magic, friendship, danger and, above all, adventure. Bilbo Baggins was quite comfortable living in his hole; not a worm infested hole, but a hobbit-hole and that means all the comforts of home. Hobbits are a quiet folk, they love songs and like blowing smoke rings in the Shire, given to normal lives and a disdain for adventure. Bilbo was quite comfortable, thank you very much, and he liked his life as it was.
Retrieved 16 June Archived from the original on 22 July Tolkienhe writes that they were "evidently relatives". Both are wonderful and I love them all.
Salon Magazine. Tolkien warned them that he wrote quite slowly, and responded with several stories he had already developed. On September 4, the novel debuted on New York Times' Paperback Bestsellers list as number three, the two segments are very different. Stylistically.Retrieved 10 November Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date. In a letter to the poet W. Tolkien encyclopedia.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Merry and Pippin are celebrated as heroes. After Milton Waldman, the litany of tro.