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From Library Journal New Line Cinema will be releasing 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy in three separate installments, and Houghton Mifflin Tolkien's U.S. publisher since the release of The Hobbit in 1938 will be re-releasing each volume of the trilogy separately and in a boxed set (ISBN 0-618-15397-7. $22; pap. ISBN 0-618-15396-9. $12). Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Read more Review 'A masterful story ? an epic in its own way ? with elements of high adventure, suspense, mystery, poetry and fantasy.' (Boston Herald )'An extraordinary work--pure excitement...' (The New York Times )'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.' (Sunday Telegraph )'One of the great fairy-tale quests in modern literature' (Time Magazine )'A remarkable book' (Newsweek )'A work of immense narrative power that can sweep the reader up and hold him enthralled for days and weeks.' (The Nation )'Tolkien's stories take place against a background of measureless depth?That background is ever-present in the creator's mind and it gives Frodo and company a three-dimensional reality that is seldom found in this kind of writing.' (The Washington Post )'Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron.' -- C.S. Lewis --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Read more See all Editorial Reviews