The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

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This special 50th anniversary hardback edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic masterpiece includes the complete revised and reset text, two-fold out maps printed in red and black and, unique to this edition, a full-colour fold-out reproduction of Tolkien's own facsimile pages from the Book of Mazarbul that the Fellowship discover in Moria. 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 and epic adventure has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. This one-volume hardback edition contains the complete text, fully corrected and reset, and features for the very first time the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, illustrations done by Tolkien and intended for inclusion in the famous 'Bridge of Khazad-dum' chapter. Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two, full-size fold-out maps.
Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the original, this revised edition of the bestselling hardback will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1184 pages
  • 149 x 228 x 65mm | 1,547g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Single volume 50th Anniversary ed
  • 3 b/w illus, 3 col plates, (2 x 2-colour fold-out maps), With index
  • 9780261103207
  • 17,136

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'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard 'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century.' Sunday Telegraph '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
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About J. R. R. Tolkien

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 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
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Rating details

619,453 ratings
4.51 out of 5 stars
5 66% (410,314)
4 23% (141,325)
3 8% (48,540)
2 2% (12,536)
1 1% (6,738)

Our customer reviews

This 50th Anniversary Edition of LOTR is amazing. The red hardback cover with the golden text is gorgeous, and the condition of the book is perfect. The quality of the print is very good and the depth of the paper is higher of most lotr edition. This book contains the leaves of the Marzabul pages, the maps of Gondor and the Middle-Earth. The book although it is compound by three books, it isn't very heavy, and is quite comfortable to bring it out. This edition is my first in english, and i'm very proud of this, and also Book Depository is a good service, and it is my new english online bookshop. I can't not recommend this edition for everyone because the quality is high and the price is very more
by Elia Scotto
First time using Book Depository, and couldn't be happier! Was recommended to me by a friend, and have to say, the free worldwide delivery was a huge attraction! Was warned that it can take quite a while for delivery, however I was pleasantly surprised- the book came within a couple of weeks. The book was in absolutely perfect condition. This edition of Lord of The Rings is gorgeous- the dust jacket has more of a matt paper finish than the more glossy type of paper, with a deep red cloth binding. The two fold out maps are fantastic quality and so detailed- and comes with a fold out photo page of the book of mazarbul. Also- its VERY heavy!! But wonderfully thick, which is never a bad thing :) Would recommend this to any LOTR fan, or anyone who appreciates a beautifully bound book :)show more
by Breda Wilson
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