The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings Box Set (75th Anniversary Edition)

by JRR Tolkien

Harpercollins (uk) | November 20, 1997 | Trade Paperback

5 out of 5 rating. 3 Reviews
Not yet rated | write a review
When J. R. R. Tolkien was writing The Hobbit in the 1930s, the world of fiction was fairly planar. Unsuspectingly enough, he came along and transformed writing by setting the standard for a genre that today is as prominent as mystery and romance. The The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Gift Set is an elegant collection of his most profound works of fantasy and science fiction. Together, the four books showcase Tolkien's ability to create worlds entirely foreign and believable. With a cast of mystical characters and heroic missions, they are the cornerstone of a imaginative and compelling literary saga.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1472 pages, 0.39 × 0.39 × 0.39 in

Published: November 20, 1997

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261103563

ISBN - 13: 9780261103566

save
37%

In Stock Hurry, only 94 left! Not yet released

$32.99  ea

Online Price

$49.99 List Price

or, Used from $23.72

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings Box Set (75th Anniversary Edition)

by JRR Tolkien

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1472 pages, 0.39 × 0.39 × 0.39 in

Published: November 20, 1997

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261103563

ISBN - 13: 9780261103566

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 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 gradua
read more read less

From Our Editors

When J. R. R. Tolkien was writing The Hobbit in the 1930s, the world of fiction was fairly planar. Unsuspectingly enough, he came along and transformed writing by setting the standard for a genre that today is as prominent as mystery and romance. The The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Gift Set is an elegant collection of his most profound works of fantasy and science fiction. Together, the four books showcase Tolkien's ability to create worlds entirely foreign and believable. With a cast of mystical characters and heroic missions, they are the cornerstone of a imaginative and compelling literary saga.
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart