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Una Special Collector’s edition di The Hobbit e The Lord of the Rings, 2013


Il 24 ottobre 2013, la HarperCollins ha pubblicato questo cofanetto in collezione speciale. Il contenuto è rappresentato da splendide edizioni dello Hobbit e della trilogia con nuovissime copertine molto evocative nei colori e nei disegni.


The Hobbit
di J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperCollins, London
Special Collector’s edition
1° edizione Deluxe, 24 ottobre 2013
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Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.
But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…
The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.

‘One of the best loved characters in English fiction… a marvellous fantasy adventure’
Daily Mail

‘Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls… an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax’
The Observer

‘A flawless masterpiece’
The Times


Questo volume è stato pubblicato per la prima e in volume singolo l’8 novembre 2012 e oggi è incluso in questo cofanetto speciale. 


The Fellowship of the Ring
di J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperCollins, London
Special Collector’s edition
1° edizione Deluxe, 24 ottobre 2013
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Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting’
The Times

‘The story itself is superb’
Observer

‘A most remarkable feat’
Guardian

‘Masterpiece? Oh yes’
Evening Standard

‘An astonishing imaginative tour de force’
Daily Telegraph


Il primo volume della trilogia presenta una bella copertina di colore verde a simboleggiare la verdeggiante Contea.


The Two Towers
di J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperCollins, London
Special Collector’s edition
1° edizione Deluxe, 24 ottobre 2013
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Frodo and the 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 in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs.

Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin – alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.


La copertina è di un colore viola che rappresenta un esercito con bandiere e sullo sfondo alcune montagne.


The Return of the King
di J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperCollins, London
Special Collector’s edition
1° edizione Deluxe, 24 ottobre 2013
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The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents.

Gandalf returned, miraculously, and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Meanwhile, Sam and Frodo progressed towards Mordor to destroy the Ring, accompanied by Sméagol – Gollum, still obsessed by his ‘preciouss’. After a battle with the giant spider, Shelob, Sam left his master for dead; but Frodo is still alive – in the hands of the orcs. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing.


Il terzo volume ha una copertina blu e mostra l'albero bianco e le nove stelle.


I tre volumi della trilogia presentano The Map The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age 


E The Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor 



When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world.

This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien’s remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ part in the epic quest for the Ring – beginning with Bilbo’s fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.


I dorsi dei volumi della trilogia, riposti nel cofanetto, mostrano l'albero di Gondor.