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The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit (4 Volumes)

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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. I have read and absolutely relished these books a number of times, but haven't really put any effort behind understanding rather than just enjoyment. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, powers, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. Tolkien addresses the young reader directly several times, reminding them of something he's told them in an earlier chapter and that sort of thing.

His books have been translated into over 80 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. Contrarily, those who have followed in his footsteps since have tended to be inspired by a desire to imitate him.We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child. I appreciated the little beauties in the writing this time, things like "like a patch of midnight that had never been cleared up. Studying up a bit on other people's theories on Tolkien's writings was fun, but even more was what could be discerned about Tolkien himself from his letters and writings to friends about his books.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Then throw in lots of adventures, battles, magic, love, death, humor, loyalty, friendship, tears and fear. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.More interesting than these is his portrayal of Gollum, one of the few characters with a deep psychological contradiction. A must-have guide to the Tolkien world, this collection provides an A-to-Z dictionary of the vernacular, an atlas describing the various terra firma, histories of battles, dark powers, heroes, the ring legends and the Hobbits that started it all. Tolkien’s most popular works, which together tell the tale of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and of the War of the Ring. 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.

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