The Return of the King

Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings

Paperback

English language

Published July 15, 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers.

ISBN:
978-0-00-720360-4
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OCLC Number:
786195533

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The third part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS now fully corrected and revised, in collaboration with Christopher Tolkien, for the 50th anniversary of its first publication.

The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

The-devastating conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale, begun in The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, which includes the Appendices and a revised Index in full. --back cover

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"The Return of the King" by J.R.R. Tolkien brings the "The Lord of the Rings" to a ringing conclusion. At the end of the journey, one cannot help but be impressed by the level of detail and imagination that went into this beloved work of literature. While for the most part "The Return of the King" is a satisfying conclusion the story, the experience is lessened by a disjointed and often confusingly crafted narrative structure of the whole novel.

"The Return of the King" follows the battle between the forces of the West led by Gandalf and those of the Dark Lord Sauron. What is so wonderful about this volume is that each of the Hobbits is able to come fully into his own - Frodo completes his quest, Sam shows courage and bravery in Mordor, Merry becomes a squire to the King of Rohan, and Pippin enters into the …

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