January 31, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0261102370
ISBN - 13: 9780261102378
From the Publisher
Concluding the story of The Hobbit, this is the final 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.The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads even wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor, guided by the treacherous creature Gollum, in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail. Tolkien created a vast new mythology in an invented world which has proved timeless in its appeal.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 end of Frodo’s journey with his company of dwarves culminates in an unforgettable climax in this third and final book of the Lord of the Rings series. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Return of the King shows the author reaching his imaginative peak in this last installment. A true saga comes to rest after the book is closed.
'The story moves on with a tremendous narrative rush to its climax. extraordinary imaginative work, part saga, part allegory, and wholly exciting.' The Times'A triumphant close. a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.' Sunday Telegraph