For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien"s peerless fantasy has accumulated
worldwide acclaim as the greatest adventure tale ever written.
No other writer has created a world as distinct as Middle-earth, complete
with its own geography, history, languages, and legends. And
no one has created characters as endearing as Tolkien"s large-hearted,
hairy-footed hobbits. Tolkien"s The Lord of the Rings continues to
seize the imaginations of readers of all ages, and this new three-volume
paperback edition is designed to appeal to the youngest of them.
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elvensmiths,
and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with
his own power so that he could ruleall others. But the One Ring was
taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, still
it remained lost to him . . .