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

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It's been many years since I read this for the first time and what struck me is that I had completely forgotten it was written for children. Most of the time, I just thought he meant "light colored" but it makes sense with all the different races of elves, not all of them have to even be white. Even a libertine like me appreciates Tolkien's chaste, distant, longing romance more than the obsessively fetishistic consummation that has come to define sexuality in the most repressive and escapist genre this side of four-color comic books. This new boxed set, published to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien’s remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ part in the epic quest for the Ring – beginning with Bilbo’s fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom and Bilbo’s departure to the Grey Havens. I really liked the illustrated one by Alan Lee but I thought of asking in this sub before just to see.

Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook).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. With 13 illustrations by the author, including five plates in full colour, as well illustrated maps at front and rear. Magic has left Middle Earth and as we reach modern (well the 1900s) England, on a walk, Professor Tolkien stumbles upon an old red book in the woods but it is written in a language he can't read. He was very aware of this part of his personality and so added a certain aspect to deal with any possible plot-holes (like he perfectionist he was). Two of my bookgroup friends chose to co-host these books, with an effort to find the "applicability.

Not only does Tolkien put forth a vision of chaste, humble, 'everyman' heroes who persevere against temptation through piety, he also presents a world of dualistic good and evil, of eternal, personal morality, prototypical of the Christian worldview, particularly the post-Miltonic view. Yet unlike Satan, we do not get an explanation of what makes Strider superior, worthy, or--more importantly--righteous. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. Epics often served as encyclopedias for their age, teaching history, morals, laws, myth, and geography--as may be seen in Homer or The Bible. Yet despite internal conflicts, there is something respectable in what he achieved, and no fantasy author has yet been capable of comprehending what Tolkien was trying to do and innovating upon it.I'm so happy I did (if I had only seen the movie's incredibly poor tactical decisions I would have thought Tolkien a moron). I read about 2/3rds of the trilogy in one block in the end as I decided to forbid myself to watch the epic films again until I was done with the books because I knew that every time I grew impatient for the story to continue without wanting to spend the time or the energy reading it, I'd watch the films and that would result in me not feeling the need to continue the book for a good while.

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