1472 pages, 7.76 × 5.12 × 0.03 in
November 6, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0261103563
ISBN - 13: 9780261103566
From the Publisher
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.When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world.This new boxed set, published to mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom and Bilbo's departure to the Grey Havens.
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
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.
'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