The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set): Boxed Set
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The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set is more than just a collection of books; it is an odyssey that transported me to a world of magic and wonder. Tolkien’s mastery of storytelling has inspired generations, leaving an indelible mark on the literary landscape. Whether revisiting these beloved tales or encountering them for the first time, readers are guaranteed an unforgettable journey through the realms of Middle-earth. The ultimate companion to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings—a four-book collection of stories, translations, and archival material by the master of fantasy I recently completed #LOTR with my little boy, seven years old. Stretching him, to be sure, for the vocabulary that Tolkien brings to bear is prodigious indeed. But that is good for my son. And better for him yet, is the need to wrestle with right and wrong, giving him a sense of good and evil and the epic fight to do what is right in a society that tends to sell facile answers in response to life’s intractable questions. Why would Frodo choose to go on, to the bitter end, without even a mouthful of “lembas” with which to begin the journey home? Who cares what happened to the world, if he were to die in the process of saving it? Why not try and put the ring to the service of Boromir of Gondor – after all power is amoral, is it not? Nothing is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ – perhaps Sauron was being misjudged after all or perhaps the perfect beautiful dictatorship of Galadriel, an ice queen beautiful and terrible as the night – might be better than the bumbling Gandalf always concerned with ideas of restraint and propriety.
A masterful story — an epic in its own way — with elements of high adventure, suspense, mystery, poetry and fantasy. Boston HeraldFrom 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. One of Tolkien’s greatest strengths lay in his ability to craft languages and cultures that felt authentic and lived-in. Elvish, Dwarvish, and the languages of men transported me to the heart of each culture, enriching the immersive experience. The meticulously detailed appendices at the end of The Lord of the Rings offered further insights into the world’s history, enhancing my appreciation for the author’s unparalleled creativity.
The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are classics, five stars for the actual content. With this edition, the books are of decent quality and look very serious and dark (although I've noticed that they've changed the picture of this box set since I bought it a couple of days ago so I don't know how they'll look now). The books themselves are phenomenal. Tolkien is a genius and I loved these books so read them! The product however…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. Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages, The Hobbit has been translated into Latin for the first time since its publication 75 years ago. When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton.
Mr. P: "Be that as it may, I'll give you higher points again when you try something new" (or is that bribery?). First and foremost, The Hobbit sets the stage for the grand saga that follows. Tolkien’s enchanting prose effortlessly drew me into Bilbo Baggins’ unexpected journey to reclaim the Lonely Mountain. Throughout this delightful tale, the author wove a tapestry of friendship, courage, and self-discovery, captivating me as a reader of all ages. The vivid descriptions of the Shire, Rivendell, and other mesmerizing landscapes, coupled with the charming and eccentric characters, transported me to a world brimming with wonder. ALAN LEE was born in Middlesex in 1947. His illustrated books include Faeries (with Brian Froud), Castles and Merlin Dreams, and the three ‘Great Tales’ of Middle-earth: The Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin. He has worked on such prestigious films as Erik the Viking (Terry Gilliam), Legend (Ridley Scott), and the acclaimed NBC miniseries Merlin. He is best known, however, for his work on the books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and now the film versions.Times bestselling series that inspired the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars with this box set. Author: Sara Shepard. Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound The Lord of the Rings trilogy, a literary masterpiece, took me on an unforgettable quest to destroy the One Ring, Sauron’s malevolent creation. This epic tale of heroism, sacrifice, and the battle between good and evil was as relevant today as it was when first published. Tolkien’s intricate world-building and the sheer depth of his storytelling skills were awe-inspiring, making Middle-earth feel like a living, breathing realm. Beyond the enthralling narratives, Tolkien’s prose possessed a poetic and melodic quality that captured my imagination. Each line was imbued with emotion, drawing me further into the rich tapestry of the story. Tolkien’s use of allegory, symbolism, and mythic elements elevated the tales from mere fantasy to thought-provoking reflections on the human condition.