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The War of the Ring: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part Three


The War of the Ring: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part Three

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    Available in PDF Format | The War of the Ring: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part Three.pdf | English
    Christopher Tolkien(Editor)

The third part of The History of The Lord of the Rings, an enthralling account of the writing of the Book of the Century which contains many additional scenes and includes the unpublished Epilogue in its entirety.

The War of the Ring takes up the story of The Lord of the Rings with the Battle of Helm’s Deep and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents, continues with the journey of Frodo, Sam and Gollum to the Pass of Cirith Ungol, describes the war in Gondor, and ends with the parley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor.

The book is illustrated with plans and drawings of the changing conceptions of Orthanc, Dunharrow, Minas Tirith and the tunnels of Shelob’s Lair.

This series of fascinating books has now been repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the ‘black cover’ A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

"An opportunity to view the origins of one of the twentieth century's most popular and substantive works of fiction." --Hartford Courant --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Book details

  • PDF | 496 pages
  • Christopher Tolkien(Editor)
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) (14 Nov. 1990)
  • English
  • 6
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
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  • By Mr. Mark Wallis on 21 April 2017

    Part of the series of 12 or 13 boos. Very good for those following the series of how the Tolkien legends were developed.

  • By richard brand on 17 September 2014

    great although it appears to be a library book with stamp in it still bit disheartened as was hoping was gonna be used but not have library stamp and date sheath torn out so in away glad bought bit disappointed as looks like a stolen library book

  • By Southern Nomad on 23 December 2011

    This second hand purchase was good value, came quickly and was well packed. You probably won't be buying it unless you know what you're after, but just in case, I will repeat the warning that this series is for hard core Tolkien fans; the books aren't written in a particularly engaging way, are hard going really, but they are fascinating if you want the insight into how the original author's mind worked and how the better known works came together. None of the books stand alone either; for scholarly purposes you will need at least the first nine in the series.

  • By ken abraham on 14 October 2014

    An excellent book as new and well packaged and delivered fairly quickly. Thank you.

  • By Paola on 15 October 2015

    A must-have for Tolkien fans!

  • By on 11 April 2001

    The third part of the trilogy is a tale of heroics, splendor and sacrifice. The Ring is finally destroyed, the King returns and the Third age comes to an end. Every time I read this book (and I have read at least a dozen times) it moves me nearly to tears. Tolkien writes about the consequences of evil and what it takes to overcome evil in a way one shouldn't think possible. In our modern world we scorn at the un-ironic praise of "good deeds" and we are used to books describing heroics only from the distance. I Tolkiens universe we get the possibility to read about the necessity of fighting the dark within Man - WITHOUT the ironic distance.I can not recommend this book (and volume 1 and 2) strong enough. This is an absolutely "Must Read", not just for fans of the fantasy genre, but for everybody who loves a marvellous tale.

  • By robert glendinning on 24 December 2012

    If you love f or and t t and k r then this book is invaluable. With great background on the tolkien thinkings.

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