- Age Range: 12 and up
- Grade Level: 7 and up
- Lexile Measure: 1000L (What's this?)
- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (September 18, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 054792822X
- ISBN-13: 978-0547928227
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20,557 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This deluxe hardcover edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece.
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This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two colors, in addition to Thror's map -- all prepared by the author.
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This volume of TLOTR is lovely! My only "complaint" is that it is a bit heavy to hold when you are reading it for a long period of time (maybe I am just weak! ;-) ), but it is really nice to have all three books in one softcover. There is also a good amount of introductory material and a huge appendix section.
As for the story itself: INCREDIBLE! There is a reason Tolkien is renowned as a writer. His style is simple and very detailed, but contains no "filler" whatsoever. Every word seems carefully selected for its purpose. As an English major, this was a great study in writing that "captures" the audience!
If I ever figure out how to add a picture to a review I will take a picture of my first copy of this book, the paperback version of the 50th anniversary edition, and add it to this review. It is split completely in half, the spine is ripped almost entirely off, and there are pages trying desperately to escape the confines of the super industrial-strength rubber band holding everything intact. (FYI: Do not try to use hot glue to reattach sections of a book back to a book's spine. It does not work.) I truly believe if potential readers could see how well-used my book is from all the times I've read it those readers would be frantically hitting the One-Click Purchase button on Amazon.
Of course, if seeing my beautifully wrecked paperback didn't convince them to read it, then maybe the fact that I eventually had to replace it with the same edition, only hardcover, would do it. Or the fact that for those times I just can't lug around the real deal, I also had to download the ebook (though a different edition which my OCD thinks sorta sucks).
In an interview with Christopher Lee, the actor who portrayed Saruman in the Peter Jackson film adaptations, he shared how he re-reads The Lord of the Rings each year. If I could get you to read it even once in your life I would be happy. And so would you!
P.S. For those people who think video games are the root of all evil, I would have to beg them to make an exception for an Xbox game called Shadow of Mordor. Now, I know diddly squat about gaming but my hubby and our son play that game together. Imagine my thrill when my 10 year old came asking all kinds of questions that had us mining the appendices at the end of the book for answers. He's not up for reading the book just yet, but the spark is there. Of course, it didn't hurt that I earned some massive cool points for knowing what was going on in his game world!
Perhaps it is the fact that the story is deceptively complex. Aided by a wizard Gandalf the dwarvish king Thorin Oakenshield seeks to drive a dragon out of his ancestral home. He and his companions hire a burglar, to help. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, a diminutive creature half the size of a human who knows a lot more about comfort, rest and good food but he is the chosen burglar. They set out on a journey, beset by trolls, goblins and bad weather, but aided by luck, elves, eagles and a shape shifter who can turn into a bear. Along the way Bilbo burgles, among other things, a magic ring which will turn him invisible.
There is friendship, betrayal, excitement, battle, all the makings of a great story... there is even a real thief.
This Amazon copy is about the tenth one I've bought. There seems to be an osmosis effect going on so that whenever I get a copy it ends up going home with one of my relatives or house guests. I have a sister who appears to be related to Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, but she's been banned from my house for nearly a decade. So I don't know who keeps borrowing copies.