The History of the Lord of the Rings: Box Set

 
9780261103702: The History of the Lord of the Rings: Box Set

A boxed set of four paperbacks detailing the creation of The Lord of the Rings from its inception to its finished form, featuring brand new cover art.

At the core of these books are a great many early drafts and unpublished passages which add greatly to one’s understanding of his great masterpiece:
• The Return of the Shadow examines how Bilbo’s ‘magic’ ring from The Hobbit evolved into the supremely dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord, the unforeseen moment when a Black Rider first rode into the Shire, and how the central characters underwent many changes of name and personality.
• The Treason of Isengard traces the great expansion of the tale into new lands and new peoples south and east of the Misty Mountains. In brief outlines and pencilled drafts are seen the first entry of Galadriel, the earliest ideas of the history of Gondor, and the original meeting of Aragorn and Éowyn.
• The War of the Ring takes up the story with the Battle of Helm’s Deep, the journey of Frodo, Sam and Gollum to the Pass of Cirith Ungol, describes the war in Gondor, and ends with the parley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor.
• The End of the Third Age concludes the study of The Lord of the Rings with Frodo’s rescue from the Tower of Cirith Ungol, and gives a very different account of the Scouring of the Shire. It includes the unpublished Epilogue, in which, years after the departure of Bilbo and Frodo, Sam attempts to answer his children’s questions. This edition is extracted from the book Sauron Defeated and is exclusive to this boxed set.

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About the Author:

Christopher Tolkien is J.R.R.Tolkien’s third son and literary executor. In an unprecedented feat of literary study spanning 15 years, he has brought together his father’s many unpublished stories and background notes to form the groundbreaking The History of Middle-earth, combining his father’s unique imagination with his own privileged insight.

‘Affords us an almost over the shoulder view into the evolving creative process and genius of J.R.R.Tolkien … the superb, sensitive and extremely helpful commentary and editing done by Christopher Tolkien makes all this possible.’ Mythlore

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A boxed set of four paperbacks detailing the creation of The Lord of the Rings from its inception to its finished form, featuring brand new cover art.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s ' The Lord of the Rings, ' now firmly acknowledged as the most popular book of the twentieth century, has captivated generations of readers with the ‘reality’ of its fantasy. In ' History of The Lord of the Rings, ' the author’s son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, examines the creation of ' The Lord of the Rings ' from its inception to its finished form. At the core of these books are a great many early drafts and unpublished passages by Tolkien which add greatly to one’s understanding of his great masterpiece.

Combining his father’s unique imagination with his own privileged insight, ' The History of The Lord of the Rings ' is a series of four volumes – including one edition unique to this collection – no fan of ' The Lord of the Rings ' can afford to overlook.

“One marvels anew at the depth, breadth and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien’s labour. No one sympathetic to his aims, the invention of a secondary universe, will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation.”
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Tolkien, J. R. R.
Editore: London, UK: HarperCollins / Harper Collins, 1994, 1993, 1997, 1998, Reprint editions for all except END which is a 1st Printing, London, England (1994)
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Descrizione libro London, UK: HarperCollins / Harper Collins, 1994, 1993, 1997, 1998, Reprint editions for all except END which is a 1st Printing, London, England, 1994. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. John Howe cover Art (illustratore). Later and/or First Printings.. ----------4 volumes, trade paperbacks, all are Near Fine copies, all are later printings except END, 497 (SHADOW), 504 (ISENGARD), 476 (WAR) and 159 (END) pages, all sport JOHN HOWE cover art as does the slipcase, slipcase is a Very Good example with some light wear and a tear along top and bottom on one side of the box, a scarce slipcased issue, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Codice libro della libreria 153967

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Editore: Harper Collins, London, United Kingdom (1994)
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Descrizione libro Harper Collins, London, United Kingdom, 1994. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. The History Of The Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, J.R.R. (Ed By Christopher Tolkien; Cover Art By John Howe). Published by London Harper Collins. Boxed Set: The Return Of The Shadow 1994; The Treason Of Isengard 1993; The War Of The Ring 1997; The End Of The Third Age 1998. Slight toning of paper; otherwise in fine, unread condition. Codice libro della libreria 001007

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Descrizione libro Mariner Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2666234043

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Tolkien, J. R. R.
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 05.10.1998. (1998)
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 05.10.1998., 1998. Condizione libro: Wie neu. minimale Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 404741 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 765 20,0 x 13,8 x 11,4 cm, Taschenbuch. Codice libro della libreria 162120

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