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The Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings

Top Fantasy Series, June 2012

Rightfully called the grandfather of modern fantasy, Tolkien set the bar for all that would come in his wake. Designed as a mythology for England, The Lord of the Rings is a dynamic epic culled from bits of other European mythological inspirations and crafted into a fully realized world. While the story itself is one of great merits, filled with characters and creatures of all types, it is Tolkien's mastery of the world of Middle-earth and the completeness of its history that really sings. The world is dense and feels lived in, teeming with an historic quality rarely found in subsequent fantasies. This is a true legendary classic.

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

  • Publication Date: November 16, 2011
  • Paperback: 1168 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN-10: 0618129022
  • ISBN-13: 9780618129027