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The Lord of the Rings Series

The Lord of the Rings books in order

See also:* Unfinished Tales* The History of Middle-EarthThe Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy trilogy written by English philologist and University of Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's earlier, less complex children's fantasy novel The Hobbit (1937), but eventually developed into a much larger work wh…
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The Fellowship of the Ring
Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (1)
J. R. R. Tolkien - Sep 18, 2012 (first published in 1954)
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The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn 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 ...
Book 2
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The Two Towers
Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings (2)
J. R. R. Tolkien - Sep 18, 2012 (first published in 1954)
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The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGSOne Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themFrodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it...
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The Return of the King
Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien - Oct 06, 2020 (first published in 1955)
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In celebration of The Hobbit's fifteenth anniversary, the authoritative edition of its stirring sequel, The Lord of the Rings, is elegantly presented in handsome, uniform editions. In the First Part of The Lord of the Rings, 111-year-old Bilbo Baggins (hero of The Hobbit) passed along his magical ring to his orphaned nephew, Frodo — unwittingly set...