The Lord Of The Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord Of The Rings

By J. R. R. Tolkien

  • Release Date: 2012-02-15
  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 247 Ratings


Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic masterpieces behind the films...

This special 50th anniversary edition includes three volumes of The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King), along with an extensive new index—a must-own tome for old and new Tolkien readers alike.

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.

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.


  • A Fantastic book

    By drtgaither
    One of the best books I’ve ever read.
  • Classic. Absolutely wonderful.

    By erica_rk
    LotR and Hobbit will forever be my favorite books. Some people find it hard to read, but if you can get into the rhythm and enjoy Tolkien’s style, you’ll find a world. Adventure, love, bonds, peril, death, happiness, sorrow, beauty. 100% recommend. Always.

    By XxGalacticSkiesxX
    it’s totally worth it, especially if you’re into fantasy books like Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia.
  • Wonderful

    By skiiwoter
    Great book for kids and adults!
  • A beautiful tale for children and adults

    By svc bearcat
    World and myth building at it’s absolute finest. Tolkien manages a careful balance as his interest lies with Elves, Numenor and Dark Powers but he knows he has to frame his story through the eyes of the gentle natured hobbits