The Lord of the Rings


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Four-volume paperback boxed set containing J.R.R. Tolkien's classic masterpiece, together with The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, an annotated guide to all three parts of the Book of the Century. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. One hundred million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional ...

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Terence P

Aug 16, 2012

Nice, but damaged in delivery

The books are very nice, came in new condition & shrink-wrapped. Pages & illustrations are beautiful. They look nice on the shelf. Unfortunately set was damaged slightly in shipping-dropped or something, causing the corner of a couple outer boards to be crumpled. Delivery also took some time.


Nov 10, 2011

The Odyssey of our time

"The Lord of the Rings" is certainly one of the most important works of modern times. It can be seen as a paradigm of 900. The mind of the excellent author manages to compress into a story that tells of ages and seemingly distant places, the basic essence of the transformation (which took place in 900) of human societies in the contemporary global society. This transformation has occurred through two world wars and a "cold war" and in Middle-earth they are transformed in the Battle of Helm's Deep and in the fields of Pelennor.
Tolkien is a visionary man. The Lord of the Rings work that leads us away.

Carole N

Apr 14, 2011

Fantasy Genre

This seller was great to work with! Excellent service, fast shipment and received in perfect condition. Highly recommend...

John H

Nov 27, 2010

Often read.

I have read this book very often and I always find something new with each read.


Jul 31, 2008

Classic Ballentine Editions

Apparently people either love reading Tolkien's Lord of the Rings or they find it boring. I've read and reread the books at least ten times, mostly in the late 1960's, but also when I read the books aloud to my children, especially when my son was quite ill. He, in turn, read the stories many times when he was in high school, and my original Ballentine books were amess. No wonder I was thrilled to get my hands on another set of the Ballentine paperbacks in quite good condition! It's great to have this classic tale in a set that holds so many treasured memories.

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