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The Lord Of The Rings

Written by J R R Tolkien

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LoveReading View on The Lord Of The Rings

Philip Reeve, June 2012 Guest Editor: "The Lord of the Rings was my favourite book of all as a child - my mum and dad read it to me when I was about nine, and after that I read it to myself several times.  I still love it for its landscapes and the music of its words.  At the time, not many people seemed to have heard of it - at least, not at my school - so it was as if Middle Earth was my own private world.  It prompted me to start inventing worlds of my own, and I’ve never really stopped."

Charlie Higson, April 2012 Guest Editor: "This really doesn’t need a recommendation from me. I think some of you might have already read it. But it was a huge influence on me. It’s interesting that although the hobbits aren’t kids (they’re all about seventy years old!) we react to them as children. I read the books when I was fourteen and loved the feeling of being utterly immersed in another world. I’ve always loved fantasy – books that took me out of my own humdrum existence and transported me to another place, another time, another reality. I love it where Tolkien says in his introduction that ‘The tale grew in the telling’. The story starts small scale, with its social satire of the very English shire, and then just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger, so that by the end you can look back and think – my God, I’ve come all this way, what an adventure it’s been. That’s the feeling I want to get into my new adventure/horror/epic series The Enemy. It’s building into a huge multi-character saga, with touches of LOTR, Greek mythology, historical fiction and Tintin. In fact I’ve probably stolen something from every book I’ve ever read."

Sally Nicholls, March 2012's Guest Editor: "I read The Lord of the Rings for the first time when I was ten, which was far too young, but I loved it even though I didn't understand all of it. I read it over and over and over again, until I knew whole sections off by heart. I loved the size of the story, and the fact that its narrators – the hobbits – were so easy for a child to relate to."

The Lovereading Comment:

One of our 'Must Reads'. Chosen by the public through a survey to coincide with the 10th birthday celebrations of World Book Day 2007, this title is one of ‘the ten books the nation can’t live without’.  Have you read them all? Below are links to each title and position on the list.

1. Pride and Prejudice  Jane Austen

2.   The Lord of the Rings  JRR Tolkien 
3.   Jane Eyre   Charlotte Brontë
4.   Harry Potter  JK Rowling 
5.   To Kill a Mockingbird  Harper Lee 
6.   The Bible  
7.   Wuthering Heights  Emily Brontë 
8.   Nineteen Eighty-Four  George Orwell 
9.   His Dark Materials  Philip Pullman
10.  Great Expectations  Charles Dickens  

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The Lord Of The Rings Synopsis

All three parts of 'The Lord of the Rings' in one paperback, with new packaging and containing the definitive edition of the text and a revised and expanded index.

 

 

The Lord Of The Rings Press Reviews

Katy Guest, literary editor for The Independent on Sunday"Be warned, these tales of hobbits, elves and Middle Earth are dangerously addictive."

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ISBN: 9780261103252
Publication date: 05/06/1995
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780261103252
Publication date: 5th June 1995
Author: J R R Tolkien
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 1216 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

About J R R Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father's death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham.In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit.

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