Cover of: The Return of the King | J. R. R. Tolkien


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    Rita Marshall
  • Cover Art and Illustrations
    Alan Lee

About the Book

In celebration of The Hobbit's fifteenth anniversary, the authoritative edition of its stirring sequel, The Lord of the Rings, is elegantly presented in handsome, uniform editions. In the First Part of The Lord of the Rings, 111-year-old Bilbo Baggins (hero of The Hobbit) passed along his magical ring to his orphaned nephew, Frodo — unwittingly setting its original owner, the horrible Gollum, on his trail. Lest the ring fall into evil hands, Frodo sought to destroy it at the Mountain of Fire in the enemy land of Mordor. In the Second Part, which recounts his perilous journey, Frodo succeeded in taming Gollum and enlisting his aid; the creature's treacherous nature, however, soon reasserted itself. As the Third Part opens, Frodo has been captured by orcs, and the task of destroying the ring — and saving the world of Middle-earth — falls to his plucky servant, Samwise.
--book jacket

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Series The Lord of the Rings, #3
Copyright Date 1955, 1965, 1983, 1993


Dewey Decimal Class 823/.912 s
Library of Congress PR6039.O32 L6 1986 pt. 3
LCCN Permalink

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination 440 p., [1] folded leaf of plates :
Number of pages 440

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24749268M
Internet Archive returnofkingtolk00tolk
ISBN 10 039548930X
ISBN 13 9780395489307
LC Control Number 88195987, 67-12275
OCLC/WorldCat 995880104, 19469536, 473216893, 490665133
Goodreads 77685

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