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J R R Tolkien The Return of the King 1956 HC DJ 1st US edition 9th printing
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First US edition ninth printing of J R R Tolkien's The Return of the King published by Houghton Mifflin in 1956; blue cloth hardcover with very good replica dust jacket, not price clipped in a book that is bright, square, unmarked and in very good condition with the original map intact. A good read and a great writer.

The Lord of the Rings is a high fantasy epic written by English philologist and University of Oxford 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. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during the Second World War. It is the second best-selling novel ever written, with over 150 million copies sold. Only A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens has sold more copies worldwide while the third best-selling novel is Tolkien's The Hobbit.

The work was initially intended by Tolkien to be one volume split into three sections. However, when Tolkien submitted the first volume entitled The Lord of the Rings to his publisher, it was decided for economic reasons to publish the work as three separate volumes, each consisting of two books, over the course of a year from the 21st of July 1954 to October 1955, thus creating the now familiar Lord of the Rings trilogy. The three volumes were entitled The Fellowship of the Rings, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Structurally, the volumes are divided internally into six books, two per volume, with several appendices of background material, much abbreviated from Tolkien's originals, included at the end of the third volume. The Lord of the Rings has since been reprinted numerous times and translated into many languages, becoming one of the most popular and influential works in the field of 20th-century fantasy literature and the subject of several films.

 

 

*The replica dust jackets are produced from first edition originals. The originals have been scanned digitally into high resolution files and then restored (taking away all nicks and chips etc.). The restored images are then printed using a high quality large format printer onto a single sheet of acid free archival paper using archival quality fade resistant inks. The result is a clean presentation.

 


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