Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Concluding the story of The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring a striking black cover based on Tolkien s own design, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads even wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor, guided by the treacherous creature Gollum, in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring JRR Tolkien s great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail. Tolkien created a vast new mythology in an invented world which has proved timeless in its appeal. Part of a set of three paperbacks, this popular edition is once again available in its classic black livery designed by Tolkien himself."
'The Return of the King' is the third part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings'. This paperback edition has the classic black cover featuring Tolkien's own design and includes the definitive edition of the text. / Publicity coverage will be extensive on the back of the launch of the new book 'Children of Hurin' published at the same time. / Marketing will not only target the Tolkien/fantasy genre fans but also the wider audience that have seen the films and bought the DVDs. Activity includes a newly designed consumer focused website www.tolkien.co.uk, online promotions and 3rd party partnerships. / The third volume of Tolkien's great masterwork that is the undisputed Book of the Century and considered one of the greatest works of imaginative fiction in the English language. / This new edition sports an exciting new jacket by renowned fantasy artist Geoff Taylor.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
'The story moves on with a tremendous narrative rush to its climax! extraordinary imaginative work, part saga, part allegory, and wholly exciting.' The Times 'A triumphant close! a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.' Sunday Telegraph
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.