The Middle-earth Treasury: The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienThe Middle-earth Treasury: The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Middle-earth Treasury: The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

Hardcover | October 31, 2017

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Deluxe boxed gift set of pocket edition hardbacks featuring J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular works, which together tell the tale of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and of the War of the 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 80th 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 and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
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Title:The Middle-earth Treasury: The Hobbit & The Lord of the RingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:912 pagesPublished:October 31, 2017Publisher:Harpercollins PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008260184

ISBN - 13:9780008260187

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should read Everyone should read this bundle once in their life. Found it a bit challenging at times, some parts were slow for me but I loved reading these books.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great set of books. These books are a must have for fantasy lovers. They are great books and this is a really good price for them.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Books The books are wonderfully made and the stories take you to a whole different world and time. The languages, the maps, and the different creatures makes these stories a ride from start to finish.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lord of the Rings Box Set What is there to say? This is one of the most celebrated series of all time for a good reason
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect Love this set. Very happy with my purchase;
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliant series by a brilliant author I have seen both movie and book of the entire series, and am a massive fan of both! The book was amazing, and it felt like you were alongside the characters in the stories. Amazing, and would highly recommend to anyone that is wanting a good series to read!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Collection A complete set for a classical and timeless piece of literature.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant tale is a wonderful volume. My review is not about the story other than to say it is a classic, worth reading and rereading and well, yes. This review is about the hardcover pocket edition. Love it. Love it. Love it. I am surprised to have read so many negative reviews on the Internet about this set. Complaints about the print size - well, it does say clearly pocket edition and my middle aged, ti-focal wearing eyes experience no problem with the density of the print, the very good line spacing, or the font size. Complaints about the printing/binding being done in China - politics aside (not a small issue) the printing is consistent, the pages cut square, the covers well fit, the binding is glued not sewn but my experience with Harper Collins bindings of this kind is positive; they hold up well if treated well. Complaints about the cover - I can only say if one does not want the original covers as intended and drawn by Tolkien himself, why buy it? I love the covers, original maps and occasional original Tolkien drawings in these volumes. What a treat. Complaints about the size of the books - really? They are clearly described as *pocket* so what is there to not know before purchasing (unless one is inattentive to descriptions - hardly the fault of a retailer :) ) / Love the size. Fits wonderfully in the hand, in my sketch satchel, perfect for sitting at the park bench or curled up in bed. Complaints about the box - its cut on a 45 degree angle and not closed in fully. Um, ok. Complaints about the lack of illustrations - I'm an illustrator. If one wants a book full of illustrations there are plenty on the market, including classic LoTR art by the earliest illustrators of the tale. We have no end to images of the Hobbit and LoTR. I prefer to do the imaging in my own head as I did on my first read of these books, long before the glut of movies, calendars, fan art, etc etc. Complaints the books are thick - I'd call them pleasantly chubby. While the spine thickness varies the form factor otherwise is a lovely 4 5/8 X 6 1/8 inches or 11.74 X 15.55 cm I will treasure this middle-earth treasury for some time. P.S. And the price ! According to the box these are intended to retail at 89.99 CAD. Another amazon of an online retailer has them at 60ish so whether you buy the set online or in store with Chapters/Indigo you cannot but win.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWSOME! I love it so much so will you! I got it for Christmas as a gift exchange from my sister in law. Its smaller then you would think but its better this way, makes it very portable. J. R. R. Tolkien is amazing as an author. GoodRead!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic love the story and you will not get bored. Just finihsed reading this and now will watch the movie. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Set It's a lovely set that can be given as a gift but be aware it is pocket sized hardcovers so they might be smaller then you expect for hardcover books
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely books I love Tolkien and his work and this set of his Lord of the Rings books is so beautiful. I couldn't resist...
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasy/Adventure I first read these when I was 12 years old; I remember struggling with The Hobbit but loving the Lord of the Rings trilogy. As an adult I have gone back and reread the entire series and while I still prefer the Lord of the Rings Trilogy I can now say I have also enjoyed reading the Hobbit. These are fantastically complex novels that immerse the reader into the adventure. Highly recommend to anyone who loves fantasy and adventure novels!
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great This boxed set would make a perfect Christmas gift!
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this series It is one of my favorite series, and looking to get all the collectibles that chapter has , they are amazing, and at a great price. If you love high fantasy this series is for you and this editiong it is very easy to read, i love it.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give it a try I'm not going to lie, I read this book after watching the movies. It's not that I didn't want to sit down and read the book, but to be honest it was a bit of a long read for me. That being said, as always, the book was much better. There are so many details inside these pages that never made it to the big screen, and I encourage anyone who enjoyed the movies to give it a try, you might surprise yourself.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical! Probably my all time favourite Fantasy series! These books are perfect for anyone who loves a good adventure. There's wizards and hobbits and elves and dwarfs (and humans too) so there's never a dull moment!
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from FANTASY GOOD BOOKS FOR FANTASY LOVERS.
Date published: 2017-09-10

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