J.R.R. Tolkien

Lord of the Rings Complete Sets

The Trilogy of the Lord of the Rings set includes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. This fantasy series takes place in Middle Earth, where three rings were made for the elves, seven for the dwarves, and nine made for men. However, the dark lord Sauron of Mordor made one ring that could command them all. If the one ring is returned to Saron, the whole of Middle Earth will be at his mercy.

The Fellowship of the Ring sets the pace of the trilogy, beginning in the Shire, where Bilbo Baggins hands over the ring to Frodo. Frodo is handed a quest to destroy the ring by the wizard Gandolf, and on his journey is accompanied by his hobbit friends, the man Aragorn, the dwarf Gimli, and the elf Legolas.

In The Two Towers, characters are divided into different plots. While Merry and Pippin battle orcs and convince the Ents to join their cause, others fight battles with magic and swords, Frodo and Sam continue their journey and discover a treacherous guide in Gollum.

The Return of the King is the dramatic conclusion to the trilogy, in which Frodo and Sam come face to face with the ultimate temptation and barely escape with their lives. In the ultimate battle of good and evil, the one true King finally emerges.

  1. The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings 4  Vol. Boxed Set
  2. The Hobbit and The Lord of the  Rings, 4 Volume Boxed Set
  3. The Lord of the Rings
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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  4. The Lord of the Rings 3 Pack
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Random House / Mass Paperback
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The Hobbit

Tolkien called fantasy the most perfect art form and described Christ's birth, life, death, and resurrection as the greatest fairy tale of all. Now one of the most cherished children's stories of the century has been given a larger print size and wider margins so even younger fans can revel in the wonder.

  1. The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude  to the Lord of the   Rings
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Ballantine Books / 1981 / Mass Paperback
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  2. The Hobbit
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Mariner Books / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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  3. The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition
    J.R.R. Tolkien, Jemima Catlin
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2013 / Hardcover
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  4. The Annotated Hobbit, Revised and  Expanded
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Hardcover
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Part One: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume epic, is set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth -- home to many strange beings, and most notably hobbits, a peace-loving "little people," cheerful and shy. Since its original British publication in 1954-55, the saga has entranced readers of all ages. It is at once a classic myth and modern fairy tale. The story of this world is one of the high and heroic adventure. Barr compared it to Beowulf, C.S. Lewis to Orlando Furioso, W.H. Auden to The Thirty-nine Steps. In fact the saga is sui generis - a triumph of imagination which springs to life within its own framework and on its own terms.

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Part 1: The  Fellowship of the Ring
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Del Rey / 1981 / Mass Paperback
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  2. #1: The Fellowship of the Ring
    J.R.R. Tolkien
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  3. The Fellowship of the Ring (Media  Tie-in)
    J.R.R. Tolkien
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Part Two: The Two Towers

In celebration of The Hobbit's fiftieth anniversary, the authoritative edition of its stirring sequel, The Lord of the Rings, is elegantly presented in handsome, uniform editions. In the First Part of The Lord of the Rings, 111 year-old Bilbo Baggins (hero of The Hobbit) passed along his magical ring to his orphaned nephew, Frodo, unwittingly setting its original owner, the horrible Gollum, on his trail. Less the ring fall into evil hands, Frodo sought to destroy it at the Mountain of Fire in the enemy land of Mordor. In the Second Part, which recounts his perilous journey, Frodo succeeded in taming Gollum and enlisting his aid; the creature's treacherous nature, however, soon reasserted itself. Includes a large pull out map of the land.

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Part 2: The  Two Towers
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Random House / Mass Paperback
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  2. #2: The Two Towers
    J.R.R. Tolkien
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  3. The Two Towers (Media Tie-in)
    J.R.R. Tolkien
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    J.R.R. Tolkien
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Part Three: The Return of the King

In celebration of The Hobbit's fiftieth anniversary, the authoritative edition of its stirring sequel, The Lord of The Rings, is elegantly presented in handsome, uniform editions. In the First Part of The Lord of the Rings, 111 year-old Bilbo Baggins (hero of The Hobbit) passed along his magical ring to his orphaned nephew, Frodo--unwittingly setting its original owner, the horrible Gollum, on his trail. Less the ring fall into evil hands, Frodo sought to destroy it at the Mountain of Fire in the enemy land of Mordor. In the Second Part, which recounts his perilous journey, Frodo succeeded in taming Gollum and enlisting his aid; the creature's treacherous nature, however, soon reasserted itself. As the Third Part opens, Frodo has been captured by orcs, and the task of destroying the ring--and saving the world of Middle-earth--falls to his plucky servant, Samwise. This edition includes appendixes of: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, Family trees (Hobbits), Pronounciation of Words and Names, an Index of names, and much more! Also included is a large pull out map of the land.

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Part 3: The  Return of the King
    J.R.R. Tolkien
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  2. #3: The Return of the King
    J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Silmarillion

  1. The Silmarillion
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Del Rey / 1985 / Mass Paperback
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  2. The Silmarillion
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Mariner Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  3. The Silmarillion, Second Editon
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1977 / Hardcover
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  4. The Silmarillion, Illustrated by Ted  Naismith
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2004 / Hardcover
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Unfinished Tales

More by J.R.R. Tolkien

Published for the first time! "Beowulf was Tolkien's lodestar. Everything he did led up to or away from it,"---The New Yorker. He first completed this translation in 1926, then corrected it over the years. The commentary consists of excerpts from a series of lectures Tolkien gave in the 1930s in order to clarify the book's vision. 448 pages, softcover. Mariner Books.

  1. Roverandom
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Farmer Giles of Ham, 50th  Anniversary Edition
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1999 / Hardcover
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  3. Tales from the Perilous Realm
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2008 / Hardcover
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  4. Beren and Luthien
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Mariner Books / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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Books on The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien's books have been translated into more than 50 languages and turned fantasy into one of the most popular genres in contemporary literature. You are aware of Tolkien's literary contributions, but what of his artistic flair? This collection brings together eye-catching watercolors, sketches, and drawings to vividly render Middle-earth. 104 pages, hardcover. Mariner.

  1. The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
    Alan Lee
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Hardcover
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  2. The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R.  Tolkien
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2012 / Hardcover
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  3. A Middle-earth Traveler: Sketches  from Bag End to Mordor
    John Howe
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2018 / Hardcover
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  4. Tolkien: An Illustrated Atlas
    David Day
    Thunder Bay Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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J.R.R. Tolkien Biographies

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy.

Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, this book is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien. This indispensable and concise introduction to the career of Tolkien includes:

  • a biographical chapter about the man who was a brilliant Oxford professor and Catholic Christian, loving father and devoted husband, and close friend of C. S. Lewis
  • Overviews and discussions of his best-selling popular works such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, his often overlooked academic works and his children's books such as Roverandom and Mr. Bliss
  • a detailed chronology of the important events and times of his life and career
  • an extensive listing of his works, both published and unpublished
  • a resource bibliography of the best works about him

  1. Tolkien and the Great War
    John Garth
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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  2. A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great  War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918
    Joseph Loconte
    Thomas Nelson / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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  3. J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and  Illustrator
    Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1995 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth
    Catherine McIlwaine
    Bodleian Library / 2018 / Hardcover
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The Lord of the Rings and Christianity

Considered the most popular book of the 20th century, The Lord of the Rings is more than a great story. It's a much-needed reminder that Christians are all on an epic quest. In examining the Christian themes in the trilogy, Bruner and Ware find that truth and fiction are not as far apart as they seem. When read in the light of Scripture, Tolkien's trilogy reveals a rich tapestry of redemption, values, and faith against all odds.

  1. A Hobbit Devotional
    Ed Strauss
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  2. The Gospel According to Tolkien:  Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth
  3. The Philosophy of Tolkien: The  Worldview Behind the Lord of the Rings
    Peter Kreeft
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    Devin Brown
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JRR Tolkien Study Guides

  1. The Hobbit Student Edition, Grade 7
    Memoria Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  2. The Hobbit Teacher Edition, Grade 7
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  3. Walking to Wisdom Literature Guide:  Tolkien - The  Fellowship of the Ring Student Edition
    Hannah Eagleson
    Classical Academic Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Walking to Wisdom Literature Guide:  Tolkien - The Two  Towers   Student Edition
    Hannah Eagleson
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History of Middle-Earth Boxed Set

Famous for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien also produced a vast amount of other material expanding on the mythology and stories of Middle-earth, including the 1,000-year war between the elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, joined by his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron. This special collector's edition features 11 important works. 5440 pages total, three slipcased hardcovers. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.