Four-volume paperback boxed set containing J.R.R. Tolkien's classic masterpiece, together with The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, an annotated guide to all three parts of the Book of the Century. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. One hundred million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional ...
Four-volume paperback boxed set containing J.R.R. Tolkien's classic masterpiece, together with The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, an annotated guide to all three parts of the Book of the Century. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. One hundred million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first publication, the text has been fully restored with almost 400 corrections - with the full co-operation of Christopher Tolkien - making it the definitive version of the text, and as close as possible to the version that J.R.R. Tolkien wanted. In addition to now having the definitive version of the text, this paperback set also includes a companion volume, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, a unique annotated guide to the text, which will enhance the reader's enjoyment and understanding of the book of the 20th century.
Very good. A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine is undamaged.
This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Big Hearted Books shares its profits with schools, churches and non-profit groups throughout New England. Thank you for your support!
The books are very nice, came in new condition & shrink-wrapped. Pages & illustrations are beautiful. They look nice on the shelf. Unfortunately set was damaged slightly in shipping-dropped or something, causing the corner of a couple outer boards to be crumpled. Delivery also took some time.
Nov 10, 2011
The Odyssey of our time
"The Lord of the Rings" is certainly one of the most important works of modern times. It can be seen as a paradigm of 900. The mind of the excellent author manages to compress into a story that tells of ages and seemingly distant places, the basic essence of the transformation (which took place in 900) of human societies in the contemporary global society. This transformation has occurred through two world wars and a "cold war" and in Middle-earth they are transformed in the Battle of Helm's Deep and in the fields of Pelennor.
Tolkien is a visionary man. The Lord of the Rings work that leads us away.
Apr 14, 2011
This seller was great to work with! Excellent service, fast shipment and received in perfect condition. Highly recommend...
Nov 27, 2010
I have read this book very often and I always find something new with each read.
Jul 31, 2008
Classic Ballentine Editions
Apparently people either love reading Tolkien's Lord of the Rings or they find it boring. I've read and reread the books at least ten times, mostly in the late 1960's, but also when I read the books aloud to my children, especially when my son was quite ill. He, in turn, read the stories many times when he was in high school, and my original Ballentine books were amess. No wonder I was thrilled to get my hands on another set of the Ballentine paperbacks in quite good condition! It's great to have this classic tale in a set that holds so many treasured memories.
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