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The Return of the King

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The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings--Part Three

By J. R. R. Tolkien

Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345339737, 512pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 1986

Description

The prequel to The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit is now a major motion picture directed by Peter Jackson
THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME
While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarms out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam struggle deep into Mordor, seat of Sauron's power. To defeat the Dark Lord, the One Ring, ruler of all the accursed Rings of Power, must be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. But the way is impossibly hard, and Frodo is weakening. Weighed down by the compulsion of the Ring, he begins finally to despair.
The awesome conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, beloved by millions of readers around the world.



About the Author
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.


Praise For The Return of the King

“There are very few works of genius in recent literature. This is one.”—The Nation