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This is a single-volume edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which the hobbit Frodo and his elfish friends get swept up in a mighty conflict with the dark lord Sauron (who owes much to proud Satan in Paradise Lost), the monstrous Gollum, the Cracks of Doom, and the awful power of the magical Ring. The book's characters--good and evil--are recognizably human, and the realism is deepened by the magnificent detail of the vast parallel world Tolkien devised, inspired partly by his influential Anglo-Saxon scholarship and his Christian beliefs. (He disapproved of the relative sparseness of detail in the comparable allegorical fantasy his friend C.S. Lewis dreamed up in the Chronicles of Narnia, though he knew Lewis had spun a page-turning yarn.) It has been estimated that one-tenth of all paperbacks sold can trace their ancestry to J.R.R. Tolkien. But even if we had never gotten Robert Jordan's The Path of Daggers and the whole fantasy genre Tolkien inadvertently created by bringing the hobbits so richly to life, Tolkien's epic about the Ring would have left our world enhanced by enchantment. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The official movie tie-in volume with cover art of a Nazg?l perched upon its black steed offers the complete story in a single volume, as the author intended.
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Two towers is a great book. As I said with my FOTR review, this book is not for young readers, but older readers; I would rather recommend this book to teenagers and adults. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by ML
Seriously Amazon, do you even have to ask what I think of this book?? Best fictional story of all time. OF ALL TIME.Published 21 hours ago by Andrew M Ledbetter
I bought this for my reluctant reader son. But he enjoys the movies so he is enjoying reading tooPublished 1 day ago by Terpooh
This set is amazing. I loved to get the entire trilogy and the Hobbit in one sweet case. I loved reading the books and I recommend to any fantasy genre enthusiast. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Joe
Tolkien is the best. If you want a story with adventure, love, wizards and more...READ THIS! Then go read The Hobbitt written by the same author.Published 4 days ago by June