The Lord of the Rings, Hardback
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This special 50th anniversary hardback edition of J.R.R.

Tolkien's classic masterpiece includes the complete revised and reset text, two-fold out maps printed in red and black and, unique to this edition, a full-colour fold-out reproduction of Tolkien's own facsimile pages from the Book of Mazarbul that the Fellowship discover in Moria.

Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured.

Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy and epic adventure has touched the hearts of young and old alike.

Over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing.

This one-volume hardback edition contains the complete text, fully corrected and reset, and features for the very first time the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, illustrations done by Tolkien and intended for inclusion in the famous 'Bridge of Khazad-dum' chapter.

Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two, full-size fold-out maps. Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the original, this revised edition of the bestselling hardback will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1184 pages, 3 b/w illus, 3 col plates, (2 x 2-colour fold-out maps), Index
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780261103207



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It's almost impossible to write a fitting review of Lord of the Rings. It is a classic work which has defined a whole genre of fantasy fiction. Very little if anything written since then has come close to Lord of the Rings in creating an imaginary world which is internally consistent. Part of Tolkien's success lies in the detail with which he worked out languages, etc, and created a huge history (since published by his son) on which Lord of the Rings was based.It's an epic tale of journey and quest which speaks to many human emotions.This 50th anniversary edition supposedly corrects many of the errors which have crept in to earlier versions. It includes the appendices, which give interesting background to the main work.