- Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Published: 30 August 2012
- ISBN: 9780007488360
Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this three-volume paperback boxed set of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, features exclusive covers from Peter Jackson's award-winning film trilogy, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson's three-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, readers can discover how the journey continues in The Lord of the Rings with this special boxed set of the complete work, with exclusive cover images from the award-winning film trilogy.
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.