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Hardback volume containing the well-loved poems from Tolkien's literary masterpiece The Lord of The Rings, featuring a cover illustrated by celebrated Tolkien artist Alan Lee. Featuring poems written in Tolkien's inimitable style -- each of which add to the magic, mystery and lyricism of the epic saga The Lord of The Rings. These poems can also be enjoyed as a separate ent ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 20th 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers
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The poems in The Lord of the Rings are often overlooked, but I think they are wonderful. The way Tolkien inserts the verses throughout his epic story is so clever, and it is even more clear in this small bind up. The the poems slowly decrease in frequency as The Lord of the Rings goes on, as it gets more and more darker in tone, as the elves and other races more likely to sing leave and men remain. Automatically the story seems less light. Tolkien spent a very long time on his tom
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A lovely, short and beautifully illustrated journey through Middle Earth. Must re-read some Tolkien soon.
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English
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