Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 624 pages, 7.25 × 4.5 × 1.51 in
Published: August 30, 2012
Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0007488343
ISBN - 13: 9780007488346
From the Publisher
The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.
The devastating conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien''s classic tale of magic and adventure, begun in THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and THE TWO TOWERS, features the definitive edition of the text and includes the Appendices and a revised Index in full.
To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson''s two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this third part of THE LORD OF THE RINGS is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson''s award-winning trilogy.
About the Author
A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as attested to by, among other works, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse:English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Hos latest work, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, was never before published. It was written while Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford during the 1920's and 1930's before The Lord of the Rings.