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The lord of the rings / J.R.R. Tolkien.

By: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004Edition: 50th Anniversary ed.Description: xxv, 1157 p., [3] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0618517650 (slip case); 9780618517657 (slip case).Subject(s): Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction, EnglishDDC classification: 823/.912
Contents:
The fellowship of the ring -- The two towers -- The return of the king.
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PR6039 .O32 L6 2004 (Browse shelf) Available

In slip-case

Includes indexes.

The fellowship of the ring -- The two towers -- The return of the king.

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Library Journal Review

New Line Cinema will be releasing "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy in three separate installments, and Houghton Mifflin Tolkien's U.S. publisher since the release of The Hobbit in 1938 will be re-releasing each volume of the trilogy separately and in a boxed set (ISBN 0-618-15397-7. $22; pap. ISBN 0-618-15396-9. $12). (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-9-This trilogy of Tolkien's Middle Earth is presented in dramatization from the BBC, with original music and sound effects. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits.

Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle.

Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher.

In 2013, his title, The\Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography) J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings", & "The Silmarillion", was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University.

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