The return of the king: being the third part of The lord of the rings

Houghton Mifflin Co., 1993 - 440 Seiten
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For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien's peerless fantasy has accumulated worldwide acclaim as the greatest adventure tale ever written. No other writer has created a world as distinct as Middle-earth, complete with its own geography, history, languages, and legends. And no one has created characters as endearing as Tolkien's large-hearted, hairy-footed hobbits. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings continues to seize the imaginations of readers of all ages, and this new three-volume paperback edition is designed to appeal to the youngest of them. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elvensmiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, still it remained lost to him . . .

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Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)

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I'd like to think that I fall short of the insolent boldness it would require to write a review for one of the greatest fantasy novels ever written. I am neither qualified nor keen to do so- and even ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)

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Overall, this book was really great. I was able to really get into the book after I started to read it more often. Tolkien does a fantastic job at making the reader feel as if he is submerged in the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously "The Hobbit" (1937) and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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