The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition)] The Lord of the Rings Slipcase One-Vol (The Lord of the Rings 50th Anniversary)
Description Product description You can view the book by clicking the below video link https://youtu.be/8zaBk9nRLow The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, first reached these shores on October 21, 1954, arriving, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, “like lightning from a clear sky.” Fifty years and nearly one hundred million American readers later comes a beautiful new one-volume collector’s edition befitting the stature of this crown jewel of our list. With a text fully corrected under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien to meet the author’s exacting wishes, two large-format fold-out maps, a ribbon placemarker, gilded page edges, a color insert depicting Tolkien's own paintings of the Book of Mazarbul and exceptionally elegant and sturdy overall packaging housed within an attractive slipcase, this edition is the finest we’ve ever produced. Review "An extraordinary work--pure excitement..." The New York Times Book Review “A work of immense narrative power that can sweep the reader up and hold him enthralled for days and weeks.” The Nation "J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy remains the ultimate quest, the ultimate battle between good and evil, the ultimate chronicle of stewardship of the earth. Endlessly imitated, it has never been surpassed." Kansas City Star "For many, it is a book like no other, to be read and reread, discussed and treasured." Los Angeles Times “A remarkable book” Newsweek “One of the great fairy-tale quests in modern literature” Time Magazine "A sustained feat of imagination that has entranced millions" The Chicago Tribune “Tolkien’s stories take place against a background of measureless depth…That background is ever-present in the creator’s mind and it gives Frodo and company a three-dimensional reality that is seldom found in this kind of writing.” The Washington Post About the Author J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. A Binding Worthy Of Its Contents ByJohn D. Cofieldon January 2, 2005 Verified Purchase For its 50th anniversary The Lord of the Rings has at last been produced in an edition worthy of the beauty of its contents. For the first time, J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece has received the treatment due to its classic status: leather binding, gilded edges, fine paper, everything the finest literary works should be accorded but are rarely given. J.R.R. Tolkien was never very happy with the publishing treatment given to The Lord of the Rings. He was obliged to leave out the pages of the dwarf history found in the Chamber of Mazarbul in Moria when the publishing technology of the mid 1950s wasn't able to accomodate his painstaking production. He was never pleased with the arbitrary division of the book into three volumes, and much of the artwork, particularly that of the first American paperback editions, pained him deeply. Now at last we can feel that he would pick up this edition and smile. For this edition Tolkien's son Christopher has carefully prepared the text so as to eliminate many typographical and other errors which had crept in over the years. Noted Tolkien scholars Wayne Hammond, Christina Scull, and Douglas Anderson have contributed forewards to explain some of the history of these revisions. This edition will truly become the Standard Edition of The Lord of the Rings. This edition of The Lord of the Rings is worthy to be read in Middle earth itself. As I hold it in my hands, I can imagine reading it sitting by an open round window in Bag End, or in the Hall of Fire in Rivendell, or on a flet in Lothlorien or a tower in Minas Tirith. Any edition of The Lord of the Rings will introduce you to Tolkien's world. Only this one will do so in a manner worthy of the genius of its creator.