The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set by J. R. R. TolkienThe Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

Paperback | November 6, 2011

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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.
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.
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Title:The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Boxed SetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1472 pagesPublished:November 6, 2011Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0261103563

ISBN - 13:9780261103566

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Box Set This is a perfect set for anybody wanting to get into LOTR, especially because the hobbit is included in the set, and you really should read it first.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Read it and loved it totally recommend it.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tolkien These editions of Tolkien's stories are so beautiful. I love the covers
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality Boxset I won't bother reviewing the books for their content, all that needs to be said is that Tolkien's most known series is a must-read classic for high fantasy fans. I received this boxset as a gift. It's very nice, good quality. I like the minimalist design. However, the spine already has folds from a single read-through. Hopefully it was just settling and won't damage further quickly.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW GREAT STORY. I would recommend a hard cover copy of the series
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love As a big fan of LOTR I bought the box set and really love it! The only con was a visible scratch on one book's back cover, but it isn't a big deal.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! If you have heard good things about the movies than the books are a great pace to start. The books are fantastic!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Boxed Set Amazing books in a minimalist designed boxed set. Tolkien's best writing.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great books I bought this when it was on sale for $15, and the story is amazing. The only downside is how much the spine cracked after reading the books.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Books, Okay Edition The story is incredible though I don't particularlu like how this set looks.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome!! Drags on a bit at times but the story is excellent. Nobody does world building better than Tolkien.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Love the series and the covers look nice but this edition is hard to read as the printing is so tiny and a little cramped.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Box set I was looking forward to reading this series, but the font is too small.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to include The Hobbit Great this includes the Hobbit, the LOTR prequel, as well.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Fantastic series, definitely my favourite fantasy novels.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great package! I love these books and this box set is great! I am glad I bought it!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fantastic story, a series that changed my life! I don't like this edition however, the others are much more subtle.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant What a fantastic series! I cannot fathom how anyone could dislike these books and I throughly recommend reading them.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fantasy book i have ever read. An absolutely fantastic, stunning piece of work. Not once have I ever felt bored reading these novels. You feel like you go into another world. For the best of experience, I recommend you are of a high reading level.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly great! Nice wrapper, nice quality, better than expected. Clearly printed. I Strongl recommend it! Pity to miss this edition!
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I remembered! I absolutely love this edition, the covers are beautiful and exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend these books to anyone who like fantasy/adventure. They were written quite a while ago though, so the writing is a different style that what you find out there today. LOTR can be a bit tedious to get through at points, but it is worth it. I haven't read them in years, and although I'm not through them yet, they're better than I remember!
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth your penny! I got them at a very cheap price! $14 plus tax.What can I ask for more right? The book covers are really nice. The spine hold the pages very well.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Unexpected Find Went to the book store today and picked up The Hobbit, after contemplating the purchase. It was $10.99. An employee suggested this box set instead, because of the great value and I was amazed at the unexpected find. Love it. Oh, and one more thing you may find of interest; the suggested retail price is $49.99 it says so on the sticker.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh set of my favorite classic! This set has a readable font of Times font 12 and it is refreshing to have a new set of my old fave. Great keepsake and gift!
Date published: 2014-05-19

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.

Editorial Reviews

'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