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    DescriptionIn The War of the Ring Christopher Tolkien takes up the story of the writing of The Lord of the Rings with the Battle of Helm's Deep and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents. This is followed by an account of how Frodo, Sam and Gollum were finally brought to the Pass of Kirith Ungol, at which point J.R.R. Tolkien wrote at the time: 'I have got the hero into such a fix that not even an author will be able to extricate him without labour and difficulty'. Then comes the war in Gondor, and the book ends with the parley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor. In describing his intentions for The Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien said that 'It will probably work out very differently from this plan when it really gets written, as the thing seems to write itself once it gets going'; and in The War of the Ring totally unforeseen developmenst that would become central to the narrative are seen at the moment of their emergence: the palantir bursting into fragments on the stairs of Orthanc, its nature as unknown to the author as to those who saw it fall, or the entry of Faramir into the story ('I am sure I did not invent him, though I like him, but there he came walking into the woods of Ithilien'). The book is illustrated with plans and drawings of the changing conceptions of Orthanc, Dunharrow, Minas Tirith and the tunnels of Shelob's Lair.


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    Title
    The War of the Ring
    Subtitle
    The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part Three
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Christopher Tolkien, By (author) J R R Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618083596
    ISBN 10: 0618083596
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.912
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    DC22: 823/.912
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25720
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004260
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PR6039.O32 L6377 1990
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
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    Edition statement
    Houghton Miffli.
    Publisher
    Mariner Books
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books
    Publication date
    01 September 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    "An opportunity to view the origins of one of the twentieth century's most popular and substantive works of fiction." --Hartford Courant