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

The Lord of the Rings

By J. R. R. Tolkien

  • Release Date: 2012-02-15
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,157 Ratings


A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

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.


  • Get a book book, not a digital book

    By superubermisha
    I love Tolkien, but this digital book is really bad quality. If you would like to read this book, go to a bookstore.
  • <3

    By snake--__
  • Masterpiece

    By liblogic
    I enjoy reading this book every year. It never gets old.
  • An incredible journey

    By XenocideGMD
    This here is one of the greatest books to have ever existed.
  • The book is wonderful, this digital edition is not.

    By swingingout
    There is no excuse for the Apple Books (Amazon too) version to be so bad. For example, the Harry Potter enhanced editions allow you to tap links in place whereas this LoTR edition links take you to a new page in the book with no way to return. You have to go back to the chapter and skip forward until you find the page you were on (unless you make a bookmark first). There are no special formatting for new chapter, just blue underline type. All the things that make Harry Potter enhanced edition so great are missing.
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  • Absolute Classic

    By hrrathul
    LOTR is a must read for every civilized person. However, I am rating this ebook version. My biggest complaint is with the maps which are low resolution copies. I will update my rating if this is ever fixed.
  • 5 stars for Tolkien, 1 star for Houghton Mifflin.

    By ++Mike86++
    This is a five star story in a one star ebook. The maps are illegible.
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