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The lord of the rings

Author: J R R Tolkien; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 50th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Lord of the Rings.
London : HarperCollins, 2005
(OCoLC)225128647.
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9780547951942 0547951949
OCLC Number: 853621101
Description: 1 online resource (Downloadable eBook.)
Contents: The fellowship of the ring --
The two towers --
The return of the king --
Appendix A. Annals of the kings and rulers --
Appendix B. The tale of years --
Appendix C. Family trees --
Appendix D. Shire calendar for use in all years --
Appendix E. Writing and spelling --
Appendix F. The language and peoples of the third age.
Responsibility: by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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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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