Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Lord Of The Rings


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Lord Of The Rings

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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, 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, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.

When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.

The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

In time for the golden anniversary of the arrival of part one of Tolkien's epic masterpiece on these shore comes a spectacular new edition of "The Lord of the Rings." The text is fully corrected - under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien - to meet the author's exacting wishes, and includes two large-format fold-out maps, a ribbon placemarker, and exceptionally elegant packaging.
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Editor: Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: Mariner Books
Page Count: 1,178pp
Size: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.75
Notes: paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2005
ISBN: 978-0618640157

This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Page Count: 1,216pp
Size: 5.5 x 8.25 x 2.25
Notes: vinyl bound
Release Date: October 29, 2013
ISBN: 978-0544273443

The three volumes that make up Tolkien's epic classic The Lord of the Rings are here presented in their standard cloth editions including large format fold-out maps and an extensive appendices.
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Illustrator: Alan Lee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Page Count: 1,214pp
Size: 6 x 9.25 x 4.25
Notes: 3 volume hardcover box set
Release Date: March 3, 1988
ISBN: 978-0395489321

This new edition is illustrated with J.R.R. Tolkien’s own artwork, created as he wrote the original text. It will be packaged with the following features: shrink-wrapped for damage protection, a sewn hardback binding with a ribbon placemark, ink-sprayed edges displaying Tolkien’s runes, two maps loosely tucked, and will be printed on FSC “forest-friendly” paper.  The text will be printed in two colours with full-colour illustrations, and the dustjacket will be stamped in two foils with a circular die-cut.
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Mariner Books
Page Count: 1,248pp
Size: 5.75 x 8.75 x 2.5
Notes: hardcover, illustrated
Release Date: November 2, 2021
ISBN: 978-0358653035