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The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit (4 Volumes)

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Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. This was the purpose of all of Tolkien's long, dull songs, the litany of troop movements, the lines of lineage, the snippets of didactic myths, and side-adventures. After serving in the First World War, he became best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, selling 150 million copies in more than 40 languages worldwide. The meticulously detailed appendices at the end of The Lord of the Rings offered further insights into the world’s history, enhancing my appreciation for the author’s unparalleled creativity.The Eddas were long and convoluted because they drew from many different stories and accounts, combined over time by numerous story-tellers and eventually compiled by scribes. The horses in general are a particular beautiful part of the films, except that tons of them died during the making of the movies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

The only reason he sometimes gets away with breaking such sensible rules of storytelling is that he often has a purpose for breaking them, and is capable of drawing on his wealth of knowledge to instill further depth and richness in his world. Trading Address (Warehouse) Unit E, Vulcan Business Complex, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EB. But for all that The Lord of the Rings may be dull, affected, and moralistic, it is Tolkien's, through and through. Our Non-Fiction Range includes: Academic, Photography, Audio books, Business, Cook Books, Craft Books, Health and Fitness Books, Mind, Body, Spirit (Tarot). I also think it's interesting, that he's equally good at writing these big epic-scope sequences as he as at writing really quiet ones.Tolkien s classic masterpieces behind the films, in this gorgeous pocket-sized, leatherette-bound box set the perfect gift for Lord of the Rings devotees. Tolkien just doesn't strike the same chord, so all hail Peter Jackson, and I'm afraid the books have largely been relegated to display-only on my bookshelf.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Tolkien wrote to a friend once that he saw history as one long disaster and it seemed to me that his faith was more dominated by the idea--you know, "life is pain, highness,--anyone who says differently is selling something.You get a true feel for the scale and even the politics of such a creation by journeying through it with different companions, each with a different purpose. There is lots of comic relief in the films, but they are weighty stories dealt with in a much more serious tone than that taken by the book. A must-have guide to the Tolkien world, this collection provides an A-to-Z dictionary of the vernacular, an atlas describing the various terra firma, histories of battles, dark powers, heroes, the ring legends and the Hobbits that started it all. Frodo Baggins, the unlikely hero burdened with the Ring’s weight, demonstrated the strength of will and resilience necessary to resist the temptation of its power. For further information about your statutory rights, contact your local authority Trading Standards department or consumer advice centre (for example the Citizen's Advice Bureau if you are in the UK).

Applicability of cancellation rights: Legal rights of cancellation under the Distance Selling Regulations available for UK or EU consumers do not apply to certain products and services. I love the Peter Jackson Hobbit movies, though even I think it was a stretch making three of them out of one little book. Good will always win as long as there are good men and women willing to give of self for the better good. He gave characters similar names to represent other historical traditions: that of common prefixes or suffixes, of a house line adopting similar names for fathers, sons, and brothers. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.

This epic tale of heroism, sacrifice, and the battle between good and evil was as relevant today as it was when first published.

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