- ASIN: B004VW6FSY
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17,136 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,874,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Lord of the Rings [Box set] 1st (first) edition Text Only Paperback – 2002
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I know that annotated books can be difficult to navigate, filled with useless, pointless, or just plain boring information, and can be grossly oversized. That is not the case here.
So - here's the scoop.
The original story is very nicely presented, with all original illustrations in color when possible, and in black and white elsewhere. The type is nice and clear, very easy to read. (Many cheaper editions are also rather hard on the eyes. Check the print before you buy, folks!)
The illustrations are printed very clearly, and with very good notes on what they are.
And then the annotations - useful, engaging, and very well done. You will WANT to read these. We discover how the book was written, and what was changed between editions. (There were many changes made so that The Hobbit would conform more easily to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.) There are fascinating tidbits about Tolkien's life and the experiences that made their way into the story.
The forward tells about the writing of the novel, and the appedices give additional details about the text.
There are also many illustrations from other editions of the book. These are varied, from thought-provoking to not-provoking.
And the book is not too big. Some editions are simply too big to be read, but this book is reasonably sized so that you can actually READ IT! In fact, I have not read any other edition of The Hobbit for years, since the original annotated version came out.
The new edition is very much worthwhile. Enjoy!
The illustrations that are presented in the book are a thing of beauty. Not only are there a great many (every two or three pages or so) but they are incredibly colorful and really pop when you look at them. I do think the illustrator's style is to appear more colorful and simple at first glance, but at the same time you will look at the illustrations carefully and see the amount of time and effort that she put into this work. I love this style of simplicity and use of color.Read more ›
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this version is more complete then all the rest. I thoroughly enjoyed it.Published 1 day ago by Sean M. Fallon
Classic. One of the best. I'm reading it to my 7 year old son and he's loving it.Published 1 day ago by KnockStone
best ever. beats GOT 10 Times out of 10. really really reallyg realy really realy really good.. will make you dream. and change you from inside outPublished 2 days ago by Jay A Sandesara
Pretty good, but not all it's cracked up to be. I'm not sure why people make it such a big deal.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
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