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The Return of the King: Discover Middle-earth in the Bestselling Classic Fantasy Novels before you watch 2022's Epic New Rings of Power Series (The Lord of the Rings, Book 3) Kindle Edition
The third part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure
THE LORD OF THE RINGS
‘Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting’
The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads even wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.
The devastating conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale of adventure, begun in The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.
‘The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.’ Sunday Times
‘A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.’ New Statesman
‘Masterpiece? Oh yes, I’ve no doubt about that.’ Evening Standard--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B002RIA062
- Publisher : HarperCollins (20 April 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 6580 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 221 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #29,447 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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And no words can describe the genius of Tolkien's writing.
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I got given the Nobel as a present when I was about 11in 1977. I finally read it end to end on about the fifth attempt during recovery from ‘flu’ in 1989 and at the time wondered why I bothered. I saw Kindle were giving the books away and decided to try them again this Autumn.
I am still not a fan. I loathe the tedious poetry, a form of imitation of poem ‘Beowulf’ that Lewis Carroll lampoons in ‘The Hunting of the Jabberwocky’. I detest the conceit of made-up languages and systems of spelling. I find it arrogant at least that poems are in places rendered in the ‘original’ languages and then ‘translated’ into English. I know this is what attracts some readers; I just find it wasteful if my time! I really hate the archaisms and trite ‘medievalesque’ language used when ANY character other than a hobbit or ‘Orc’ is speaking. To my mind it seems laughable -and not in a good way! (The Orcs, incidentally all seem to be Cockneys!)
Finally I am very surprised nobody in this day and age seems to have picked up on the seeming racism implicit in the writings. All the heroes are described as having ‘fair’ complexions’ and blonde hair is favoured. Orcs and villains all are described as dark and with ‘slit eyes’.
Having said that, the books are actually quite addictive and I did mostly find them ‘page turning’. Read them and their influence on later writers won’t be lost on anyone with a smattering of reading modern so called classics.
Overall though I still think these books are massively over-rated.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 19 February 2021
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 9 December 2021
In this version of the book, it has a wonderful cover design which draws on the story itself and beautifully depicts the white tree of Gondor. As this is part of a set, it also has a sleeve design which when placed together with the other books in this set forms one of the most prominent images from the three books, the white tree of Gondor. A well crafted cover, with maps featuring inside the sleeves, I would recommend this version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King to any one who wishes to own their own version of this masterpiece.