The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 531
ISBN: 0007488300
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover image from the film, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring the ring that rules them all which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson s two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this first part of The Lord of the Rings is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson s award-winning trilogy."

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780547952017
Available:
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 1216
ISBN: 9780547951942
Available:
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, 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 while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 1178
ISBN: 0544003411
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-earth, following the odyssey of Frodo the hobbit and his companions on a quest to destroy the Ring of Power.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: Wayne G. Hammond,Christina Scull
Pages: 894
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114581718
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A companion reference to the film trilogy and the book presents changes made to the original novel, references to various illustrations and maps, explanations of unique words, and a primer on Tolkien's invented languages.

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0007488319
Available:
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson's two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this first part of THE LORD OF THE RINGS is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy.

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
Author: Alan Lee
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0618640142
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A large-format collection of drawings and paintings culled from the illustrated edition of the Lord of the Rings and the recent film trilogy includes more than 150 illustrations from the author as well as twenty full-color plates made for Peter Jackson's production company.

Understanding the Lord of the Rings

Understanding the Lord of the Rings
Author: Neil D. Isaacs,Rose A. Zimbardo
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0618422536
Available:
Release: 2005-05
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more. Original.

The Art of the Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien

The Art of the Lord of the Rings by J R R  Tolkien
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0544636341
Available:
Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Tolkien's complete artwork for "The Lord of the Rings," presented for the first time in celebration of its 60th anniversary, includes more than 180 sketches, drawings, paintings, maps, and plans, more than half of which have not been previously published.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 1124
ISBN: 0618260293
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Three-volume paperback edition featuring cover art from the film. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth still it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday, Bilbo dissapeared bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring, and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the wizard, the hobbits Merry, Pippin and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

The Philosophy of Tolkien

The Philosophy of Tolkien
Author: Peter Kreeft
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9781681495316
Available:
Release: 2009-09-03
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

While nothing can equal or replace the adventure in reading Tolkien's masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Kreeft says that the journey into its underlying philosophy can be another exhilarating adventure. Thus, Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle earth. He organizes the philosophical themes in The Lord of the Rings into 50 categories, accompanied by over 1,000 references to the text of Lord. Since many of the great questions of philosophy are included in the 50-theme outline, this book can also be read as an engaging introduction to philosophy. For each of the philosophical topics in Lord, Kreeft presents tools by which they can be understood. Illustrated.

The History of the Lord of the Rings

The History of the Lord of the Rings
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Christopher Tolkien
Pages: 504
ISBN: 0618083553
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, now firmly acknowledged as one of the most popular books of the twentieth century, has captivated generations of readers with its completely convincing fantasy. In The History of The Lord of the Rings, the author's son & literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, examines the creation of that epic from its inception to its finished form. At the core of these books are many early drafts & unpublished passages by Tolkien, which add greatly to a thorough understanding of his masterpiece. Combining his father's unique vision with his own privileged insight & editorial commentary, Christopher Tolkien's The History of The Lord of the Rings is a set of four volumes -- including one unique to this collection -- that no fan of The Lord of the Rings can afford to overlook. "One marvels anew at the depth, breadth, & persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien's labor. No one sympathetic to his aims, the invention of a secondary universe, will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation." -- Publishers Weekly.

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 2064
ISBN: 0007525516
Available:
Release: 2014-11-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien's classic masterpieces behind the films, telling the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring.

The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings  The Fellowship of the Ring  The Two Towers  The Return of the King
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 1216
ISBN: 9780007322596
Available:
Release: 2009-04-20
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

All three parts of the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King – available as one download, featuring the definitive edition of the text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and 3 maps including a detailed map of Middle-earth.

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy
Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780812698060
Available:
Release: 2013-11-13
Editor: Open Court
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Lord of the Rings is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain, and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits, and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of The Lord of the Rings (on websites and elsewhere) shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this fantastic epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, seventeen young philosophy professors, all of them ardent Tolkien fans and most of them contributors to the four earlier volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, address some of these important issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is divided into five sections, concerned with Power and the Ring, the Quest for Happiness, Good and Evil in Middle-earth, Time and Mortality, and the Relevance

Bored of the rings

Bored of the rings
Author: Henry N. Beard,Douglas C. Kenney
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0575073128
Available:
Release: 2002-03
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A cult classic for 30 years, BORED OF THE RINGS is the irreverent, inspired, rude, sometimes downright silly but always affectionate parody of Tolkien's classic fantasy. Telling wit and inspired silliness combine to provide a stripped down, laugh-a-mainute 230 page spoof of Tolkiens 1008 page masterpiece. Pulling in popular culture references and side-swipes against fantasy at large this is the essential companion volume for all Tolkien fans with a sense of humour.

The Rough Guide to the Lord of the Rings

The Rough Guide to the Lord of the Rings
Author: Paul Simpson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1843532751
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Rough Guides
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Provides information on the plots, characters, themes, and meanings of the "Lord of the Rings" novels.

The Art of The Lord of the Rings

The Art of The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0618510834
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A behind-the-scenes view of the art and design of the film trilogy captures pivotal scenes and characters and features the work of Alan Lee, John Howe, and other artists and designers who offer their own take on the design process.

Finding God in the Lord of the Rings

Finding God in the Lord of the Rings
Author: Kurt Bruner,Jim Ware
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781496447487
Available:
Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Tyndale Momentum
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling book now revised and updated with new content!Hailed as the most popular and best-loved series of the twentieth century, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is more than a great story; it's a reflection of life's epic quest for all of us. Examining the Christian themes in J. R. R. Tolkien's masterwork, bestselling authors Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware reveal a rich tapestry of hope, friendship, redemption, and faith in the face of overwhelming odds. More than 200,000 copies sold Includes six new chapters and a discussion guide A helpful resource for personal study, devotions, or group discussion

The Hobbit Sketchbook

The Hobbit Sketchbook
Author: Alan Lee
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780008226756
Available:
Release: 2019-09-19
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This richly illustrated book celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee produced for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and includes dozens of brand-new paintings and pencil drawings exploring the world of Bilbo Baggins.