The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 398
ISBN: 0618346252
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Release: 2003-09
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After discovering the true nature of the One Ring, Bilbo Baggins entrusts it to the care of his young cousin, Frodo, who is charged with bringing about its destruction and thus foiling the plans of the Dark Lord.

The Fellowship of the Ring

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

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 and Philosophy

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

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

The Lord of the Rings

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

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: en

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

The Lord of the Rings
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien,Alan Lee
Pages: 1200
ISBN: 0007525540
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Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sumptuous new one-volume edition of Tolkien's classic masterpiece that is fully illustrated in watercolour throughout by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee. 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. Well over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. With the epic trilogy now an acclaimed, award-winning and billion-dollar success, images of the characters and landscapes have become iconic to a whole new generation of readers. Much of the look of these movies is based on Alan Lee's paintings, giving this sumptuous new edition of Tolkien's great work new relevance for the ever-growing number of fans.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 1567
ISBN: 0261102389
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a three-volume paperback boxed set of Tolkien's classic masterpiece, recently voted The Book of the Century.

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
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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.

Understanding the Lord of the Rings

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

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 60th Anniversary Slipcased Edition

The Art of The Lord of the Rings  60th Anniversary Slipcased Edition
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0008105758
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Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, a sumptuous full-colour art book containing the complete collection of almost 200 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. As he wrote The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien s mental pictures often found expression in drawing, from rough sketches made within the manuscript to more finished illustrations. Only a few of these were meant for publication; most were aids to help Tolkien conceive his complex story and keep it consistent. Many do not illustrate the final text, but represent moments of creation, illuminating Tolkien s process of writing and design. In addition to pictorial sketches, numerous maps follow the development of the Shire and the larger landscape of Middle-earth, while inscriptions in runes and Elvish script, and facsimile leaves from the burned and blood-stained Book of Mazarbul, support Tolkien s pose as an editor or translator of ancient records. The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien collects these drawings, inscriptions, maps, and plans in one deluxe volume. More than 180 images are included, all of them printed in colour from high-quality scans and photographs, more than half not previously published. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, two of the world s leading Tolkien scholars, have edited the book and provide an expert introduction and comments. Readers who have enjoyed The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, with which the new book is uniform, will find much of interest also in The Art of The Lord of the Rings."

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
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Release: 2000
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

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.

Bored of the rings

Bored of the rings
Author: Henry N. Beard,Douglas C. Kenney
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0575073128
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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 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: en

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 Philosophy of Tolkien

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

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 Music of the Lord of the Rings Films

The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films
Author: Doug Adams
Pages: 401
ISBN: 0739071572
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Release: 2010
Editor: Alfred Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the complete account of the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy music score, and includes extensive music examples, original manuscript scores, and glimpses into the creative process from the composer.

The Rough Guide to the Lord of the Rings

The Rough Guide to the Lord of the Rings
Author: Angie Errigo,Paul Simpson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1843532751
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Release: 2003
Editor: Rough Guides
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books
Author: Thatcher Wine,Elizabeth Lane
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781423652168
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Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of the meaning and comfort printed books bring to our homes and lives, from the curation and design experts at Juniper Books. Explore the significance of the home library, embellished with alluring photography and illustrations, in a keepsake worthy of any bibliophile’s collection. For the Love of Books shares the vision of Juniper Books, a business that embraces the roles that books fulfill in our lives and their staying power. It recounts the history of books and private libraries, and champions the resilience of books in the digital era. Dive into the nuances that define books for reading, books for decoration, and books for inspiration. Instructive chapters provide useful details for creating and curating one’s own home library, whether it be a single shelf or multiple rooms each with their own collection. You will never look at your bookshelves the same way again. For the Love of Books is about storytelling beyond the pages of our favorite books. Our books—the ones we choose to keep—tell the story of who we are. They remind us who we once were and who we aspire to be. Thatcher Wine founded Juniper Books in 2001. The company creates custom libraries and has perfected the art of turning books inside out to allow for books to tell stories not just to us, but about us. Working with booklovers, homeowners, and designers, Juniper Books has provided the world with a fresh new approach to the printed book. Thatcher grew up in New York City where his parents owned and operated The Quilted Giraffe, one of the most innovative restaurants in America. Thatcher graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and art history and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Elizabeth Lane is the founder of Quarterlane, a quarterly subscription book service which merged with Juniper Books in 2018. She is also the book buyer for her local independent bookstore, Partners Village Store and Kitchen in Westport, Massachusetts. Prior to working in books, Elizabeth worked in contemporary visual art—in galleries, nonprofit initiatives and museums in New York, Austin, and Chicago. Elizabeth graduated from Davidson College with a degree in art history and received her masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book

The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book
Author: Warner Brothers Studio,J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0062561480
Available:
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Harper Design
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience your favorite characters and enchanted scenes from one of the most famous fantasy worlds every created—Middle-earth—in a brilliant new way with this first authorized coloring book based on the Academy Award-winning epic motion picture trilogy The Lord of the Rings directed by Peter Jackson. The groundbreaking, award-winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson brought J.R.R. Tolkien's magical world of Middle-earth radiantly to life for millions worldwide. Now, fans can explore this enchanted universe as never before with the official The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book. Embark on your own coloring adventure through the lands of Middle-earth, from the grim landscape of Mordor to the majestic realms of Minas Tirith and Rivendell, from the Fellowship's frightening journey through the mines of Moria to the Battle of Pelennor Fields. The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book is packed with black-and-white line illustrations-all breathtaking in detail-that showcase favorite characters, including Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Frodo, Sam, and Gollum, as well as iconic creatures such as the tree-like Ents, the fearsome Balrog and the hideous Shelob. This companion book also features some of the unforgettable props used in the films, such as the One Ring, Frodo's sword Sting, and Arwen's beautiful Evenstar. The line drawings in The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book are printed on heavy stock paper that absorb colors and prevents them from bleeding through no matter which medium-paint, marker, pen, pencil, or crayon-you choose. Whether you want to color each image true to life or prefer to add your own imaginative flourish, the choice is up to you! An exciting, artistic journey through Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book is ideal for dedicated Rings fans, coloring enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a few hours of creative fun.

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Boxed Set

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Boxed Set
Author: J.r.r. Tolkien
Pages: 1600
ISBN: 0008387753
Available:
Release: 2020-04-30
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien's classic masterpiece, 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. When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom and Bilbo's departure to the Grey Havens.