This four volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R Tolkien s epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King in their definitive text settings complete with maps and cover illustrations from the motion pictures In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is whisked away from hisThis four volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R Tolkien s epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King in their definitive text settings complete with maps and cover illustrations from the motion pictures In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in Hobbiton by the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves He finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, The Lord Of The Rings tells of the great and dangerous quest undertaken by Frodo Baggins 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 J.R.R Tolkien s three volume masterpiece is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale a story of high and heroic adventure set in the unforgettable landscape of Middle Earth.
J R R Tolkien Book Boxed Set The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings This four volume deluxe paperback boxed set contains J R R Tolkien s epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring The Two Towers and The Ret
Some will shout with joy, others will scream in derision However, we can all agree on one thing It s long.
Writers who inspire a genre are usually misunderstood Tolkien s reasons for writing were completely unlike those of the authors he inspired He didn t have an audience, a genre, and scores of contemporaries There was a tradition of high adventure fairy tales, as represented by Eddison, Dunsany, Morris, MacDonald, Haggard, and Kipling, but this was only part of what inspired Tolkien.His writing was chiefly influenced by his familiarity with the mythological traditions of the Norse and Welsh cultur [...]
The Hobbit In a hole in the ground there a lived hobbit Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort I have seen The Hobbit trilogy After watched those movies, I find out that The Hobbit book and The Hobbit movies storylines are differences I had a long considered whether I should buy The Hobbit book On 24th July 2016, I bought The Hobbit The [...]
It might be a classic, but there are many who have stern reservations about reading this series, partially I suspect due to its length Well my answer to this is simply DON T BE LAZY My journey within Middle Earth stated as young teenager my parents gave me The Hobbit as a Christmas present one year and my father and I decided we d enjoy it together I think it was the last book he ever read me as a bedtime story , but we embarked on the adventures of Bilbo Baggins together and absolutely loved ev [...]
I first read The Hobbit at the ripe old age of 12, and remember having to really concentrate to finish it I was probably still emerging from a really heavy Judy Blume phase at the time Even then I already had a true sense of loyalty of Tolkien, thanks to that great animated cartoon I watched as a little kid When I later read the trilogy in high school, it was far easier to immerse myself in Tolkien s writing Though I love all of the books, by far my favorite is The Two Towers I think it shows th [...]
My third time to read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy I read all the poetry and verse this time I loved these books They are so different from the typical fiction of this genre These were so well written, so well thought through I love how they teach loyalty, fidelity, duty, and love of things than self They connect back to the greatness of the past One other thing, we see that evil gets nervous also and that it will eventually collapse in on itself In many pieces that show good an [...]
It s a genuinely good series Very inventive and original The reason I gave it 2 stars is because it was so god damn boring Descriptions were tedious, fight scenes were tedious I couldn t wrap my head around the story in general Sometimes I skimmed whole paragraphs and pages and understood everything that was happening just fine Honestly, I m still wondering where the hell I got the patience to sit down and read the whole thing Especially with so few female characters thank god for Eowyn I recomm [...]
If my life would be writen between the pages of a book I wish it be the Lord of the ring By the master s pen all became real, so Hail to my inspiration Tolkien who made me feel the beauty of words Hail
Who can resist the charm of J R R Tolkien s brave little hairy toed Hobbits, awesome Gandalf the Grey, Aragorn, Tom Bombadil, Elf lord Glorfindel, Half elven lord Elrond, beautiful Arwen, Boromir, Lady Galadriel, Gimli the Dwarf, and Legolas the Elf.Tolkien describes Hobbits I picture a fairly human figure, not a kind of fairy rabbit as some of my British reviewers seem to fancy fattish in the stomach, shortish in the leg A round, jovial face ears only slightly pointed and elvish hair short and [...]
Well, I don t really have this boxed set, but of course I ve read all the books I get out of them with each re reading Tolkien would be one of those guys who, if I could invite any 3 people to have dinner with, would get a seat at the table.
I read this, mainly through my break times during a vile summer job, when I was a student Tolkien s classic helped to isolate the Trolls I was working with at the time.
Again, I can t do epics I will watch the movie rather than read this again any day of the week The writing s very dense, and it s clear that Tolkien was a major history buff He s created a world that is fully, fully fleshed out He probably could have written you a tome that details every moment of Middle Earth for 5000 years which may be The Simarillion , actually I don t know, I only made it fifty pages into that one But I just don t have the patience for it After reading these as a teenager, I [...]
Given that Tolkien did not just invent a world, new creatures and weapons, but invented an actual freaking language, he gets 5 stars from me I m sure he was anxiously awaiting my approval I could do without the 80 pages on tobacco production, but Tolkien wasn t writing a story he was writing a history of a place that had never existed I resisted reading them for years as I thought they were a level of dork I was not ready for Then I saw the first movie and had to know what happened I m so happy [...]
I agree with Michael Moorcock racist petit bourgeois bullshit.
Dec 2013 Rereading with my 2 oldest kids after seeing Desolation of Smaug they wanted to read it, the 2nd hasn t read beyond Hobbit yet, and I wanted to check my memory since I didn t remember things the same way the directors of the movie seemed to Also gave a challenge to them, as in, I ll read these with you if you ll read through DICKENS with me, ha ha ha ha diabolical but they both acceptedwe ll see how it goes How about it you two Enjoyed The Hobbit tremendously again It s amazing, stories [...]
I was introduced to The Lord of the Rings as the sequel to The Hobbit I knew going into reading there wasn t going to be a lot of Bilbo, but that didn t stop me from reading ahead occasionally to see when his name would pop up next Reading The Lord of the Rings was a really different experience from The Hobbit not only because it s got a epic scope and deals with POV characters, but also because I felt like it introduced me to Mr Tolkien Tolkien in The Hobbit is writing for an a particular aud [...]
This is not the first edition of this book that I had read I had LOTR The Hobbit long back, in different editions, at different stages of mind Before the movies had been released, LOTR H used to be our own secret garden where we could have escaped any time we liked, but now oue own images have been replaced or landscaped by Peter Jackson Nevertheless, if you think that G.R.R martin is the last word in terms of writing fantastically entertaining fantasy, then read this book, and change your opini [...]
What can I say I just love Orlando B arrgh I mean Legolas And Glorfindel And Haldir And Elladan and Elrohir And all the elves sigh Oh, wasn t there Aragorn, Gandalf and some hobbits too And weren t they pursued by evil orcs while wandering through the forest I think a ring was also playing a main part I fell instantly in love with these books when I read them for the first time I think I was about fifteen that time and I m still fond of them Yes, some people and books are destined to be together [...]
See my review of Narnia, yo.
Again, amazing book I actually had to read it through several times
This is by far one of my favorite series There is basically everything I love in a story fantasy, darkness, magical creatures, lessons, friendships, and adventure all in one.
This book created a generation, beautiful and fun it was the leader of fantasy until Game of Thrones Worth the read for anyone who enjoys well crafted and fun novels
Book ReviewName The Lord of The Rings Author J.R.R TolkienPublished date 1937Type of book High fantasy, AdventurePublishing information Publisher George Allen UnwinPublished 21 July 1954 and October 1955Characters Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli, Boromir, Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, Legolas Theme Friendship, peace unity.Background The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English philologist and University of Oxford professor J R R Tolkien The story began as a sequel to Tolkien s [...]
This series was fantastic The artwork by Alan Lee was beautiful too That Tolkien imagined this wonderful world so long ago is amazing He was ahead of his time in creativity imagination Seems to me he paved the way for other writers to embrace run with their imaginations creativity even bogus ideas My beloved Harry Potter series for example is a definite distant relative to Lord of the Rings They always compare Harry Potter to the Twilight saga but they aren t similar in the least It is however e [...]
this is a great book If you like the lord of the rings movies and books you should read this its the prequel to the story Its all about how he got the ring and how it all started tons of fighting and action but also at times calm As you can tell from the title its about the hobbits but it also has the elves, dwarfs, and many other creatures There is also a dragon and you get to meet gollum, the weird little creature that alway says my precious , who at a time was also a hobbit untill he was curs [...]
Frankly, this is the best fantasy book I ever read The secondary world Tolkien created is believable and true to it own creation It grips me every time I read it and this trilogy has carried me through every winter for the past 50 years
In many ways this has the same failings as the bible Long winded, confusing, too much violence, comes off preachy, an inaccurate historical piece, excessively moralistic and boring But, like the bible, able to spawn some great movies Too much walking.
My favoritestest series ever I could lose myself in Middle Earth forever I have read this series cover to cover during every life changing, painful period of my life Yes, I have read it seven times.
Tolkien s imagination astounds me I was thoroughly pulled into the mythical world he creates, and appreciated how he masterfully wove his personal faith throughout, especially in Frodo s quest A must read for all ages.
Just went through the trilogy plus hobbit on audiobook Great narration and even singing Interesting to visualize and made me want to watch the movies again to see some of those epic battles.