The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings

By J. R. R. Tolkien

  • Release Date: 2005-10-12
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 992 Ratings


One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

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, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.

When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.

The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.


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  • Absolute Classic

    By hrrathul
    LOTR is a must read for every civilized person. However, I am rating this ebook version. My biggest complaint is with the maps which are low resolution copies. I will update my rating if this is ever fixed.
  • 5 stars for Tolkien, 1 star for Houghton Mifflin.

    By ++Mike86++
    This is a five star story in a one star ebook. The maps are illegible.
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  • Outstanding

    By The book hogger
    Lord of the ring is one of the best books ever!
  • A Classic!

    By DashBroncos
    Ignore the reviewers complaining about the price. The reviews are meant to be what this book is about, not dollar signs. I recommend buying this trilogy edition to get the full story, originally intended by Tolkien. It was the publisher that suggested breaking the book into 3 parts, mainly to generate profits. Any ways this book is about Frodo and Sam embarking on a long journey in Middle Earth (fictional obviously) from their home, the Shire, to Mordor which took them years to finally get there, just to destroy a ring. A gold circular object that has the power to corrupt anybody that has ahold of it, twisting their minds is one of the top reasons why it must be destroyed. It wasn't exactly a smooth trip for them as they would run into several obstacles that would change their personalities and life-toughening decisions! Buy and read this edition as it will take you on an exhilarating ride of your life!
  • Please read it before you die.

    By Argh pirates
    Unforgettable tale. Tolkien was a wordsmith of the finest sort. He weaved hobbit-magic into his writing and the product is the greatest literary universe ever created. Fair warning: LOTR is chock-full of descriptive language (which is necessary for fantasy.) If you're not a fan of exceedingly poetic prose, don't even bother picking up this book—but you'll be missing out on one of the most memorable tales ever penned.
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    By ,chthonic
    The best fantasy series ever
  • Great book, great story

    By Nickword1995
    What I like about this book is that it's the life's work of just one man. John Tolkien spend practically his whole life putting in the full detail and mythology of Middle-Earth within its chapters. It's because that The Lord Of The Rings is not just another fantasy story told in a novel like Harry Potter, but when that describes a world rich with its own histories, lands, races, cultures, and languages. You'd know that he'd be going somewhere with his work when he spends hours of his life writing down the histories and connections of the people, places, and things in his stories.