The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Illustrated by Alan Lee

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 2064 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 198mm x 128mm | 1,760g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007355149
  • ISBN 13: 9780007355143
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: Illustrated edition
  • Illustrations note: 39 b/w, 3 col illus, 78 col plates (58pp), (2 x red & black maps, 2 x b/w maps by J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • Sales rank: 5,738

Product description

Boxed gift set of Tolkien's classic masterpieces, fully illustrated throughout in watercolour by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Since they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been two books people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, these works of sweeping fantasy have touched the hearts of young and old alike. Between them, nearly 150 million copies have been sold around the world. And no editions have proved more popular than the two that were illustrated by award-winning artist, Alan Lee - the Centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings and the 60th Anniversary edition of The Hobbit. Now, for the first time, paperback editions of these beautifully illustrated works have been collected together into one boxed set of four books. Readers will be able to follow the complete story of the Hobbits and their part in the quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom - while also enjoying over seventy full-page colour paintings and numerous illustrations which accompany this epic tale.

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Author information

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Customer reviews

By Dumitriu Iulia 31 Aug 2012 5

I ordered this book set for my husband's birthday. Great paper and image quality. The writing is not that small so you can easily read them.

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'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times 'A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.' New Statesman 'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard