In The War of the Ring Christopher Tolkien takes up the story of the writing of The Lord of the Rings with the Battle of Helm's Deep and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents. This is followed by an account of how Frodo, Sam and Gollum were finally brought to the Pass of Kirith Ungol, at which point J.R.R. Tolkien wrote at the time: 'I have got the hero into such a fix that not even an author will be able to extricate him without labour and difficulty'. Then comes the war in Gondor, and the book ends with the parley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor. In describing his intentions for The Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien said that 'It will probably work out very differently from this plan when it really gets written, as the thing seems to write itself once it gets going'; and in The War of the Ring totally unforeseen developmenst that would become central to the narrative are seen at the moment of their emergence: the palantir bursting into fragments on the stairs of Orthanc, its nature as unknown to the author as to those who saw it fall, or the entry of Faramir into the story ('I am sure I did not invent him, though I like him, but there he came walking into the woods of Ithilien').
The book is illustrated with plans and drawings of the changing conceptions of Orthanc, Dunharrow, Minas Tirith and the tunnels of Shelob's Lair.
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CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
Collectively, these volumes are marketed as "The History of The Lord of the Rings" and tell alternate stories of the siege of Middle-earth and Sauron's defeat.
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Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1991. Book Condition: befriedigend. Sprache: englisch Hardcover mit SU ,äußerlich sehr gut, aber die ersten 86 Seiten haben einen Feuchtigkeitsschaden. Bookseller Inventory # 200367
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Book Description Unwin Hyman Ltd, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Three. No 8 in the Middle Earth series. Reprinted. Unwin Hyman Ltd 1991. illus xi + 476pp hb dw marked, bookseller's label, near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 003786
Book Description Unwin Hyman, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 476pp. 9 inches. Near-Fine, unused unread book, as new, minor flaws only. Dark green buckram, gilt titles. With faint longitudinal marks in the binding at back, lightly bumped at base of spine. Few fox spots to edges. Internally pristine with sole exception of faint trace of bookseller label to endpaper. Illustrated with plans and drawings and 2 watercolour frontispieces. In original dark green glossy jacket, light surface wear only. Christopher Tolkien continues the story of the writing of Lord of the Rings with the Battle of Helm's Deep and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents. Weight 850g before packaging. (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Heroic, Epic, Illustrated, Criticism, Literature) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # C12664
Book Description Unwin Hyman, London, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: F. Reprint. F/F. 8vo. original green textured paper boards gilt (corner of one leaf faintly creased, barely noticeable) in dustwrapper; pp. xii (last blank), 476, with 2 illustrations. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 012688
Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Dust wrapper unclipped (£17.95) . Small date and name to top corner of front end paper. Slight signs of pencil rubbing out on top corner of ffep. Otherwise a very crisp and fresh copy. ; History of Middle-Earth. Bookseller Inventory # 16194
Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1990. Hardback. fine hardcover copy in a near fine dustwrapper 1st edition. This takes up the story of the writing of "The Lord of the Rings" with the Battle of Helm's Deep and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents. Bookseller Inventory # FC12.524
Book Description Unwin Hyman, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. 1st UK Edition. Volume 8 in The History of Middle-Earth. 476 pages, all in clean, fine condition. 19 illustrations, plus two frontispieces. Green cloth with gilt titles on the spine. Corners not bumped. Green DJ with gold/white titles and gold decoratiion. Corners very lightly worn. Not price clipped. FINE/VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 212656