Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for The return of the shadow

The return of the shadow

By: Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, J. R. R.(Original author)

stars icon
Part of the The history of Middle-earth series
0261102249 / 9780261102248
Paperback
823.912
10/10/1994
10 in stock Need More ?
England
Fantasy
20 cm xii, 497p.
general  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Unwin Hyman, 1988.

The first part of The History of The Lord of the Rings, an enthralling account of the writing of the Book of the Century which contains many additional scenes and includes the unpublished Epilogue in its entirety. The Return of the Shadow is the story of the first part of the history of the creation of The Lord of the Rings, a fascinating study of Tolkien's great masterpiece, from its inception to the end of the first volume, The Fellowship of the Ring. In The Return of the Shadow (the abandoned title of the first volume of The Lord of the Rings) we see how Bilbo's magic ring evolved into the supremely dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord; and the precise, and astonishingly unforeseen, moment when a Black Rider first rode in to the Shire.

The character of the hobbit called Trotter (afterwards Strider or Aragorn) is developed, and Frodo's companions undergo many changes of name and personality. The book comes complete with reproductions of the first maps and facsimile pages from the earliest manuscripts. This series of fascinating books has now been repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the 'black cover' A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

BIC:

FM Fantasy

Our price£8.24
RRP £10.99
Save 25%
Other Formats