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Book Information: Return of the King, the

Return of the King, the (1955) [Novel]
by J. R. R. Tolkien Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Lord of the Rings
Part: 3

Summary :

As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, Aragorn is revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient kings. Gandalf miraculously returns and defeats the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam leaves his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive – in the hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing – and the One Ring comes ever closer to the Cracks of Doom.

Original title: The Return of the King
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasySecondary WorldsEpic

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Lord of the Rings, the (1954) [Novel]
      Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

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Edition #1: The Return of the King

The Return of the King (1965)
Edition Details:

Newly Revised, with a special forward by the author

Language: English

Edition: Authorized Edition
Blurbs:
  • "The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them." Sunday Times
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The Return of the King (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0618574972
Pages: 544

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The Return of the King (2003)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 078625176X
Pages: 864
Notes: Large print edition

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The Return of the King (2002)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0618260552
Notes: Illustrated edition

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The Return of the King (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0618002243
Pages: 432

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Return of the King (November 2, 1998)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780261102330
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.7 x 1.7 in
Pages: 432

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The Return of the King (1988)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 039548930X
Pages: 448

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The Return of the King (1986)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345339738
Pages: 507

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The Return of the King (1981)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Unwin Paperbacks
ISBN: 0048231878
Dimensions: 4.4 x 7.1 x 1.6 in
Pages: 530
Notes (IBList user synopsis):

The number of pages includes the appendices included at the end of this volume, but not the indexes to the names found in the volumes.

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The Return of the King (1965)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345248295
Pages: 544

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Edition #2: Return of the King

Return of the King (1965)
Edition Details (IBList user synopsis):

This edition is the reason why a number of Ballantine copies in the US have the phrase "The Only Authorized Edition". This edition was published without permission from Tolkien, or anyone involved with him.

Language: English

Edition: Ace - 1st
Blurbs:
  • "The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them." Sunday Times
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Manifested in:

Return of the King (1965)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages: 444
Notes (IBList user synopsis): This is Ace book # A-006.

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