- Publisher: Random House Inc
- Format: Paperback | 480 pages
- Dimensions: 104mm x 175mm x 30mm | 204g
- Publication date: 1 November 1989
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0345339703
- ISBN 13: 9780345339706
- Edition statement: Reissue
- Sales rank: 19,433
A rare recording featuring Tolkien himself reading exciting selections and singing enchanting songs from the awesome trilogy of books whose literary light will never fade away.
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as "The Hobbit "and" "The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.
"Filled with marvels and strange terrors . . . an extraordinary, distinguished piece of work.""--New York Herald Tribune"
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THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIMEThe dark, fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for a hobbit. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore -- the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed -- Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom.THUS BEGINS J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S CLASSIC THE LORD OF THE RINGS, WHICH CONTINUES IN THE TWO TOWERS AND THE RETURN OF THE KING.
Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him--and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauran to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed--in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom.