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The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit (4 Volumes)

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They are different stories in many ways, different characters and types of characters, different tones and different target audiences. Full details of your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations are available in the UK from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or your Local Authority's Trading Standards Office. Awarded the CBE and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University, he died in 1973 at the age of 81. There is lots of comic relief in the films, but they are weighty stories dealt with in a much more serious tone than that taken by the book. R. Tolkien's three volume masterpiece is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale—a story of high and heroic adventure set in the unforgettable landscape of Middle-earth.

They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. Throughout this delightful tale, the author wove a tapestry of friendship, courage, and self-discovery, captivating me as a reader of all ages.Boxed gift set of Tolkien’s classic masterpieces, fully illustrated throughout in watercolour by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT films. Fili and Kili are made more of in the movies than the book, and along with their uncle Thorin are turned into handsome Hollywood swashbucklers, which Tolkien probably never intended. Tolkien’s enchanting prose effortlessly drew me into Bilbo Baggins’ unexpected journey to reclaim the Lonely Mountain. One other thing, we see that evil gets nervous also and that it will eventually collapse in on itself.

He graduated from the University of Oxford in 1915 and saw active service in France during the First World War before being invalided home. The journey of the characters reflected the human experience, as they grappled Each book features a leatherette cover with stamped title and all four books are held in a leatherette bound box with gold foil stamping. I'm so happy I did (if I had only seen the movie's incredibly poor tactical decisions I would have thought Tolkien a moron).

Mild-mannered Oxford scholar John Ronald Reuel Tolkien had little inkling when he published The Hobbit; Or, There and Back Again in 1937 that, once hobbits were unleashed upon the world, there would be no turning back. They mimicked his style, but did not understand his purpose, and hence produced merely empty facsimiles.

But even if we had never gotten Robert Jordan's The Path of Daggers and the whole fantasy genre Tolkien inadvertently created by bringing the hobbits so richly to life, Tolkien's epic about the Ring would have left our world enhanced by enchantment. His creativity, confined to his spare time, found its outlet in fantasy works, stories for children, poetry, illustration and invented languages and alphabets. This deluxe edition of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is the perfect gift for any fan of Tolkien's world, and a great replacement for your battered paperbacks. It is unfortunate that both good and evil seem to be external forces at work upon man, because it removes much of the agency and psychological depth of the characters.Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring. I'm a modern day person and I use a computer and a car on a daily basis and, you know, it's easy to just take it for granted that that's the way the world works. The uncomfortable sexuality is an attempt to repair the fact that Tolkien wrote a romance where the two lovers are thousands of miles apart for most of the story. S. Lewis's Narnia series) and says in the introduction to "The Fellowship of the Ring:" "I think that many confuse 'applicability' with 'allegory'; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other to the purposed domination of the author.

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