giovedì 26 giugno 2014

The Lord of the Rings per celebrare il 60° anniversario, edizione deluxe 2014

The Lord of the Rings
di J.R.R. Tolkien
Harper Collins, Londra
1° ed. 2014, pp. 1344
Illustrazioni di Alan Lee
Illustrazione di copertina di Alan Lee
Rilegato con cofanetto e scatola

Un’edizione sontuosa del capolavoro tolkieniano completamente illustrato ad acquerello da Alan Lee, custodita in uno speciale cofanetto trasparente. Il volume presenta il nuovo marchio che caratterizza il testo definitivo del 50° anniversario che, insieme agli splendidi dipinti di Alan Lee, regala al lettore l’edizione finale con cui celebrare il 60° anniversario dalla prima pubblicazione dell'opera avvenuta nel 1954.

Informazione dall'editore
Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Well over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors’ editions become prized and valuable items of publishing.

With the epic trilogy now an acclaimed, award-winning and billion-dollar success, images of the characters and landscapes have become iconic to a whole new generation of readers. Much of the look of these movies is based on Alan Lee’s paintings, giving this sumptuous new edition of Tolkien’s great work new relevance for the ever-growing number of fans.

This new edition is housed in a special transparent slipcase and includes a brand new setting that features the definitive 50th anniversary text, which together with Alan’s beautiful paintings provides the reader with the ultimate edition with which to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the work’s first publication.

‘Alan Lee’s artwork has a beauty and lyricism about it. His art captured what I hoped to capture with the films.’
Peter Jackson

‘A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.’ New Statesman

‘Masterpiece? Oh yes, I’ve no doubt about that.’ Evening Standard