January 31, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0261102354
ISBN - 13: 9780261102354
From the Publisher
Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring a striking black cover based on Tolkien's own design, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth.Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.Part of a set of three paperbacks, this popular edition is once again available in its classic black livery designed by Tolkien himself.
About the Author
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
From Our Editors
The vision of J.R.R. Tolkien is so complete, a whole world, including diverse settings, characters and mythology, has sprung from his Lord of the Rings series. Part one, The Fellowship of the Ring, sets up this timeless collection. This new edition includes an illustration by well-known fantasy illustrator Geoff Taylor.
'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times'A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.' New Statesman'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard