The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings

By J. R. R. Tolkien

  • Release Date: 2005-10-12
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 992 Ratings


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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  • Outstanding

    By The book hogger
    Lord of the ring is one of the best books ever!
  • A Classic!

    By DashBroncos
    Ignore the reviewers complaining about the price. The reviews are meant to be what this book is about, not dollar signs. I recommend buying this trilogy edition to get the full story, originally intended by Tolkien. It was the publisher that suggested breaking the book into 3 parts, mainly to generate profits. Any ways this book is about Frodo and Sam embarking on a long journey in Middle Earth (fictional obviously) from their home, the Shire, to Mordor which took them years to finally get there, just to destroy a ring. A gold circular object that has the power to corrupt anybody that has ahold of it, twisting their minds is one of the top reasons why it must be destroyed. It wasn't exactly a smooth trip for them as they would run into several obstacles that would change their personalities and life-toughening decisions! Buy and read this edition as it will take you on an exhilarating ride of your life!
  • Please read it before you die.

    By Argh pirates
    Unforgettable tale. Tolkien was a wordsmith of the finest sort. He weaved hobbit-magic into his writing and the product is the greatest literary universe ever created. Fair warning: LOTR is chock-full of descriptive language (which is necessary for fantasy.) If you're not a fan of exceedingly poetic prose, don't even bother picking up this book—but you'll be missing out on one of the most memorable tales ever penned.
  • Great book, great story

    By Nickword1995
    What I like about this book is that it's the life's work of just one man. John Tolkien spend practically his whole life putting in the full detail and mythology of Middle-Earth within its chapters. It's because that The Lord Of The Rings is not just another fantasy story told in a novel like Harry Potter, but when that describes a world rich with its own histories, lands, races, cultures, and languages. You'd know that he'd be going somewhere with his work when he spends hours of his life writing down the histories and connections of the people, places, and things in his stories.
  • What did you expect?

    By erty358
    It's the Lord of the Rings, do you expect anything less than such an epic volume of such amazing magnitude.
  • The poem

    By Book reivewer
    The poem is 3 rings for the elven kings highin the sky 7 for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone one for the dark lord on his dark throne In the land of mordor where the shadows lie One ring to rule them all one ring to find them one one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the land of mordor where the shadows lie And the books are amazing but they changed too much in the movie but the books are a great classic and should be read by any person of any age
  • The best book ever

    By User 125 N
    This is simply thrilling to read!!!! I love the the beautiful writing!!!!! It is much better then Game Of Thrones, trust me!!!!!! I love every single one of the charities!!
  • A very long read and not satisfying

    By Jeza29
    I don't mind long books if they are good books, but this is out of control. There are more than 10,000 pages! There are too many characters and too many place names to keep track of. And the story of Frodo & Sam is separate from the story of the rest. You'll spend 2500 pages with one group, and then switch back to the other, having completely forgotten what they are doing. It's difficult to remember who is where and doing what. I was hoping to understand the movies by reading this, but I'm just more confused. Give me Jane Austin and Alexander Dumas.
  • The road goes ever on...

    By Steelerfan102030
    Best fiction ever!! This is an incredible book for every teen and adult in the world. The tale is full of good triumphing evil, hope, love, friendship, loyalty, sacrifice, sadness, joy, and everything else that makes a book worth reading. This is a book that you will read many times and you will never forget it your entire life. If I could rate it 100 stars I would. This is the most well written book I have ever read. Because of the skill and detail of the writing I can see the majestic cities, horrible battles, the beautiful or terrifying plains, or even just one tiny star in the night sky. The writing also helps you understand the characters more than any other book I've read. ... Down from door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow if I can, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way where many paths and errands meet. And wither then? I can not say. Bilbo Baggins