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Paperback The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Book

ISBN: 0618002251

ISBN13: 9780618002252

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

(Part of the The Lord of the Rings Series)

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This four volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterworks THE HOBBIT and the three volumes of THE LORD OF THE RINGS (THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, and THE RETURN OF THE KING) in their definitive text settings complete with maps and cover illustrations by the celebrated artist Alan Lee. In THE HOBBIT, Bilbo Baggins is whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in Hobbiton by the wizard Gandalf and...

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

Not the correct edition

I received this box set and it had the correct edition for the hobbit. However, every other book in the set was NOT the edition I ordered and were in fact cheaper versions that arrived quite damaged. Disappointing

They sent me something different than what was listed

They sent some Barron’s Book Notes guide instead of the boxed set that was advertised.

Someone called it "poorly made? "

These books are of course, literary classics. No one really disputes this, nor should they. I did have a bit of a chuckle at this reader above who reviewed the books and called them "a bit long" and "poorly made." It kind of reminded me of the comedian who said he went to see the movie Schindler's List but was dissappointed because the movie just wasn't funny, and he only laughed 5 times through the whole thing. In other words, I think the reader really kind of missed the point a little bit. Tragedies tend not to be funny in much the same way that epics seem not to be short! Tolkien demonstrates his genius by the intricate detail he incorporates into his stories. This isn't just some fun romping-around adventure. Reading this trilogy is as much like reading a history book -- the history of an entire world that came of the the mind of the author. Not only is it incredible and the author a genius, but almost every other modern fantasy writer roughly uses the "world" and parameters that Tolkien established. I realize that Tolkien does not need to be defended, but I was laughing so hard at this persons post I had to say something. Calling this epic classic a bit long and poorly made is about the equivalent of saying that the Bible is a pretty good book until it gets sidtracked in the middle with this "Jesus" character, and the book would have been a lot more well done if the author(s) would have avoided that tangent. Or it is like saying The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn would have been a good book, if the author would have been more educated and learned how to speak proper english before writing it. Both the previous senteces are about as absurd as calling Tolkien "poorly made." So, if you have yet to experience The Lord of the Rings, be prepared for an epic work that will take you some time, but be also prepared for one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!

For all J.R.R. Tolkien Fans!!!!

I loved it. This is for all Tolkien fans out there. This is for anyone who loves to get lost in the tales Tolkien entwines in your mind. Close your eyes and listen. You will find yourself in another world. Let your mind wonder on a journey through times forgotten, fighting monsters and finding treasures. I Reccomend this book for anyone, young or old, who enjoys a wonderful fantasy adventure. Again, Bravo to Tolkien and his wonderful tales!!!!

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