The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set

Paperback | November 6, 2011

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

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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.

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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 ...

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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 rea...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1472 pages, 7.76 × 5.12 × 0.07 inPublished:November 6, 2011Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0261103563

ISBN - 13:9780261103566

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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

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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