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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Nutzerbericht  - GarrettE1.B4 - LibraryThing

This book is the first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This book starts off when Bilbo and Frodo are having their birthdays and Bilbo gives Frodo The Ring. The Ring is a magical item that was used ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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

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I can read and reread part 1, book 1, of The Lord of the Rings ad infinitum. Tolkien's pacing is flawless---horror follows relief on the heels of fatigue, chasing hilarity. He pens stark desolation as well as he does milk-and-honey comfort, masterfully creating balance and movement. Vollständige Rezension lesen


Minas Tirith
The Passing of the Grey Company
The Muster of Rohan

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Über den Autor (1993)

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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