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The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Part 3) Mass Market Paperback – July 12, 1986

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Product Details

  • Series: The Lord of the Rings (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (July 12, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345339738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345339737
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New Line Cinema will be releasing "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy in three separate installments, and Houghton Mifflin Tolkien's U.S. publisher since the release of The Hobbit in 1938 will be re-releasing each volume of the trilogy separately and in a boxed set (ISBN 0-618-15397-7. $22; pap. ISBN 0-618-15396-9. $12).
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


“There are very few works of genius in recent literature. This is one.”—The Nation

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J.R.R. Tolkien (1892.1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.