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u/briang1339 · 3 pointsr/lotr

(sorry I don't know how to compact links) This is the one I bought awhile ago. If you want a high quality set, this is a great one. This is not one that is built for being lugged around, but it is doable. I really love the Alan Lee illustrations, it is one of the big selling points. There are a good amount, and they are full colored and take up a whole page. The print is great and the set looks great. A very good set. However, they are pretty heavy

u/Blitz55 · 1 pointr/lotr

Alan Lee is one of my favorite artists ever. I've loved his work since I got a hold of the book him and Brian Froud did called Faeries ( ) Also does some of the most fantastic pencil drawings ive seen. I LOVE his pencil drawings, which is why I got this book ( ) Highly recommend both of these.

u/westernwolf · 2 pointsr/lotr

Not in medical school so I suppose I'm "normal".
My best advise would be to skip the Ainulindalë and Valaquenta, the first part of the book. This is the section that reads like The Bible, and move onto The Quenta Silmarillion. After the Quenta Silmarillion, you may find Ainulindalë and Valaquenta easier to follow. As well as the encyclopedia that coolaswhitebread recommended, I found The Atlas of Middle-Earth to be both fascinating and essential to understanding where everything was taking place.

u/PotViking · 3 pointsr/lotr

Not the best, but certainly pretty! I got this from my Reddit Secret Santa this year and I fucking love it.

u/Bakhuz · 2 pointsr/lotr

From what I have seen, there are many dictionaries out there you can use. I would recommend going here and checking out the resources. Pretty useful.

Here's another, I find, useful resource for sale on Amazon.

I hope this helped!

u/scaliper · 3 pointsr/lotr

There's always Vilya(the prettiest of the Great Rings in my opinion), although rings could be misinterpreted ;)

Also, if she doesn't have it, may I recommend this gorgeous tome?

u/malicious_banjo · 2 pointsr/lotr

Depending on her level of interest, I'd suggest this hardcover copy of the Silmarillion

Even if she has one already, this one comes with a ton of illustrated pages; it's absolutely beautiful. Personally, I like to own hardcover editions of my favorite books.

u/Theoson · 2 pointsr/lotr

I got a great deal on Amazon. I love them, although the physical DVD boxset looks better than the normal plastic case the BluRays come in.

u/JoeSnyderwalk · 2 pointsr/lotr

It's from Karen Wynn Fonstad's wonderful The Atlas of Middle-earth. Highly recommended! It's not strictly canon, but very faithful and almost entirely free of conjecture.

u/ebneter · 3 pointsr/lotr

The 50th anniversary editions (paperback or hardback) are very good choices, with the best text available; there's also a recent "deluxe" edition in a semi-paperback that's a good value.

u/Elijahs-Wood · 1 pointr/lotr

Thank you! I totally would if I wasn't so emotionally attached to them haha

If you're up to spending a little money This is one of my favorite box-sets. Otherwise there are some others that are relatively inexpensive on amazon :)

u/ferder · 1 pointr/lotr

Nice, looks like a great companion to Allan Lee's "The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook" Looks like this one isn't out until November. How did you get an early copy?

u/wordsarepegs · 2 pointsr/lotr

To put it simply, yes. The blu-ray trilogy extended version is only $50 bucks from

edit: here's the link. I own it myself, great investment. It also has the most bonus features/footage out of any of the releases.

u/coolaswhitebread · 3 pointsr/lotr

There are Tolkien encyclopedias which I find helpful whenever I forget who certain characters are. Here's the best one in my opinion. It is also useful for lord of the rings, and when you just want to check up on some facts about the world of tolkien.

u/CaptainGibb · 1 pointr/lotr

This is probably the best-Robert Foster's guide was even approved by Tolkien:

Also this is probably the second best by J.E.A. Tyler:

Hope this helps

u/-updn- · 1 pointr/lotr

I am currently reading the Millenium Edition which breaks the "trilogy" into 6 separate volumes. Each book in the trilogy as most people know it is actually comprised of two books. I think its really interesting to read it this way because you gain a different perspective on the story. And since each book is half as long you feel like you're accomplishing a lot more ;)

u/No_i_am_me · 2 pointsr/lotr

Get her something like this

Cheap, free shipping, and contains the entire main story ( the Hobbit and all 3 books to the Lord of the Rings). There are other books to the saga, but they are more history and world building. The main story I'm sure she's referring to is in those 4 books. And if she wants the others, this is a damn good start.

u/JonnyShokker · 1 pointr/lotr

Does she have a Blu-Ray player? If so, the generic extended edition trilogy on Amazon is perfect as-is, and isn't ridiculously expensive.

Bonus link for The Hobbit extended trilogy box set if you're into that sort of thing:

u/Wiles_ · 7 pointsr/lotr

I don't think The Hobbit won't help a whole lot with that. You could read The Silmarillion but that's even harder to read than The Lord of the Rings. If you really want to read The Lord of the Rings a companion book like this might be more helpful so you can lookup stuff as it's mentioned.

Or just don't worry about understanding everything. A lot of the stuff that gets mentioned isn't that important.

u/Cyberya · 6 pointsr/lotr

They are totally worth it, this is the set I watch most. I'm a huge fan of The Appendices they are imo as good at the films themselves

u/Dawnstar9075 · 1 pointr/lotr

I have this edition which comes with the Lord of the Rings as well. It's small but the text is very bold (sometimes a little too bold) and usually is easy to read. You can sometimes see what's on the other side of the page but it doesn't get in the way of reading.

u/Freetorun87 · 1 pointr/lotr

There are a few good books about on specific subjects. I'd recommend the Atlas of Middle Earth, I found it an excellent geographical companion a longside the Silmarillion, Hobbit and LotR.

u/CryptoCrafting · 10 pointsr/lotr

You can search "Lord of the Rings poster" on Amazon and find it as the second item. It's just over five dollars and free shipping:

I have it and it's awesome.

u/zgh5002 · 2 pointsr/lotr

I'm quite fond of this. I have the 50th anniversary hardcover but I don't take it with me. These look great and go right into my back without an issue.

u/fquizon · 2 pointsr/lotr

The current print paperback is perfectly nice, for what it's worth. Very sturdy feeling. I have no plans to upgrade.

u/mr_nicedude · 3 pointsr/lotr

I remember seeing this version on Amazon. Was considering getting it before deciding to get a split up version for more comfortable reading. It was a hard choice tho...looks beautiful.

And here’s a video of it in action!

u/jmsmith9597 · 2 pointsr/lotr

Yeah, it’s on a huge sale for $50 right now. We had Amazon points saved which brought it down to $20 in the end. Still, this is a $120 set so I’d definitely snag it!

Here’s a link: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King Extended Editions) [Blu-ray]

u/pigeon_soup · 1 pointr/lotr

This book Is quite good and covers several of Tolkens languages, it's not a comprehensive guide but is a brilliant starting point.

u/chocolate_bread · 1 pointr/lotr

I like The Millenium Edition, which comes as a boxed set of seven hardback volumes.

It might be hard to find new, for under your budget, but it is a lovely collection.

u/megwach · 4 pointsr/lotr

They’re $22 on Amazon right now! Seems like a good reason to get a third set!

u/bullsknr · 1 pointr/lotr

I recently purchased this rather inexpensive set, and have greatly enjoyed them thus far. The printed paper is thicker, sturdier than my other sets, and the feel and look of the leather, or whatever it actually is, is quite to my liking. However, if you're going for something more ornate, this set I think is quite beautiful, though I cannot speak to more than is on the website.

u/felagund1204 · 1 pointr/lotr

Nice collection! My own modest collection has managed to take a couple feet of shelf space and I have been considering building a separate shelf for Tolkien.

I do have a question that I hope you could answer...

I've heard that the mass market paperback edition of Volumes I-V are riddled with errors and am currently seeking to replace those. Do you know if the hardback editions of Volumes VI-IX are better than the current paperback ones (ie. these)?

u/drogyn1701 · 1 pointr/lotr

Take it in small steps and re-read if you have the time. I'm someone who always comprehends better when I re-read things. Also having some maps handy is always a good thing. Plenty of maps available online but I also recommend getting The Atlas of Middle Earth.

u/Billy_Fish · 1 pointr/lotr

If you want something that is current and easy to carry around then this one is probably a good choice.

u/Jos_Metadi · 1 pointr/lotr

I have the Extended Edition DVD's of each and just got the Extended Edition Blu-rays.

Yes, the movies themselves are blu ray quality. You really get to see the Gandalf's pores and each strand of Eowyn's hair. :-) It does make the landscapes look prettier.
It comes with the same appendices, but they are on DVD rather than Blu-Ray. Those discs won't look any better. It also comes with an additional "Behind the Scenes" DVD for each movie which appears to have a lot of the footage used to make the appendices, but also some new material.

If you're going to get your own set, I'd recommend
this edition.

u/indyjones360 · 2 pointsr/lotr

50th anniversary is the best edition! I have it. It’s printed in the USA and is by far the most nostalgic and durable version for LOTR fans! Here is the link:

The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition)

u/COSE22 · 1 pointr/lotr

I got the same set for as well! They are my favorite set that I have seen. Here it is on Amazon!

u/HeliumCan07 · 8 pointsr/lotr

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set I’m pretty sure this is the one

u/thornybacon · 2 pointsr/lotr

If he's a big fan of the books he might enjoy the Readers Companion:

The Atlas of Middle Earth:

or the LOTR related volumes of The History of Middle Earth:

u/italia06823834 · 3 pointsr/lotr

Worth every penny.

Really though. Its a great atlas.

u/LordBarley · 1 pointr/lotr

It's the 1-5 Box Set and the rest don't follow the same design. I know it seems really picky but I'd prefer an entire similar set. Thanks.

u/Eartz · 1 pointr/lotr

I think as far as maps go the Atlas of Middle-Earth is a good reference.

Even the "well known" part of middle earth doesn't look right on this map.

u/RealHonestJohn · 2 pointsr/lotr

Bought one on Amazon last month for 5.11 w/ free shipping. It's 5.47 now, comes in different colors too.

u/Mughi · 2 pointsr/lotr

You might look for a copy of this or of this. The Fonstad book is very good. The "Composite Pathways" map on pg 172-173 is exactly what you want.

u/scotsoe · 3 pointsr/lotr

I'm not sure, but those prices seem insane. I bought the Blu Ray Extended edition of all 3 for like $30 total, and it has, I think, the exact same content as the 2003 boxes (which I still have).

This is what I have, and the amazon page has a comparison of various box sets. Looks like it confirms that the Blu Ray has the same content

u/klraptor · 2 pointsr/lotr

You didn't say an age...but check out movie posters on amazon. They're pretty cheap. [This] ( one is a personal favorite, but you can look for others!

u/twoerd · 2 pointsr/lotr

This doesn't include the Hobbit (sorry), but this has 6 books + 1 for the Appendices, which means it has larger words, and each book isn't very big. As well, this is the way Tolkien originally split it up - the six books are

  • The Ring Sets Out
  • The Ring Goes South
  • The Treason of Isengard
  • The Ring Goes East (sometimes The Journey to Mordor)
  • The War of the Ring
  • The End of the Third Age (sometimes The Return of the King)

    These are Tolkien's original desired titles for the split. When they are published in 3 volumes, the way they usually are, the titles in the parentheses are used.

    If you want a higher quality version (but also more expensive) of pretty much the same thing, I'd advise the Millennium Edition
u/Myelin_Sheaths · 1 pointr/lotr

[This one is pretty nice.] (
[Though I reccomend you start off with the hobbit if you haven't already read it!] (

u/rakino · 5 pointsr/lotr

Atlas of Middle Earth

Unfinished Tales - Extra info on Gondor, Arnor, Rohan, Numenorean history, the Wizards, the Nazgul, Galadriel and Celeborn, etc. NB - This is actual Tolkien writing, not some amateur summary.

The Silmarillion - The complete history of setting, from the Creation, to the 'gods', Morgoth (Sauron's boss), the origins of the Elves, Humans and Dwarves. Has a great chapter called "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, which is basically the major points of the 3000 years leading up to LotR. NB - Actual Tolkien writing, but edited by Christopher Tolkien.

and of course:

The Lord of the Rings ! - Check out the appendices at the back of RotK for a bunch of extra lore material.

u/whogivesashirtdotca · 2 pointsr/lotr

It's $100 in Canada. Take your discount and be grateful.

EDIT: A few days later, it's dropped in price. Canadians, take note!

u/Pryach · 2 pointsr/lotr

Even on blu-ray, the extended edition version of the films are are 2 discs. I don't think I've ever seen an extended edition on 1 disc.

The full trilogy with everything (included appendices) is on sale right now for $53.

You can also buy individual versions of each movie for pretty cheap ($8 right now) (no appendices).

u/Rag3kniv · 2 pointsr/lotr

For anyone looking to get them:

Barnes & Noble: $38.84 (the link the OP posted). $33.83 (cheapest I saw, just ordered some from here). $58.76 (way more expensive, but perhaps shipping from would cost you more?).

u/Bioalign · 1 pointr/lotr

Okay, also I think I just found another set that looks tempting. I've heard a lot about the Alan Lee illustrated versions and was wondering if the illustrations make it all that better?

Also, I'm looking everywhere for where I can buy this one below but I can only find the picture.

u/EyeceEyeceBaby · 2 pointsr/lotr

Just FYI, it's over 50% off on Amazon right now.

u/Han_Shat_First · 4 pointsr/lotr

This is the version that I got: Lord Of The Rings Deluxe Edition

It contains the most recent and accurate version of the text. I like that it is all contained in the same volume, because I like to consult the Appendices as I read. The book is also bound in leather, and is very durable. It's thick, but small enough to be carried around for on the go reading.

u/ItsMeTK · 3 pointsr/lotr

How about this big trilogy box set of the versions illustrated by Alan Lee? Be warned, the books are pretty tall.

u/moondog548 · 2 pointsr/lotr

The books should include Tolkien's maps.

This is also a good book.

As for the characters it probably won't be as complicated as you think for The Hobbit and LotR. Both stories are travelling narratives so the relevant characters kinda come and go, such that when they're not around, you don't need to worry about them.

For maps and characters both it's really only The Silmarillion that's very complex. The others are novels, but the Sil is a history book.

u/smilymammoth · 3 pointsr/lotr

[I've just looked at Amazon, the blu-ray is there for less than $75?]( 1&keywords=lotr+extended+edition+blu+ray) The DVDs would be even cheaper and that's not even counting used

u/space_toaster · 2 pointsr/lotr

Yes, this is the immensely researched (and Tolkien estate-approved) Karen Fonstad map from the Atlas of Middle Earth. The other map of Arda that sal30 linked to is actually derived from J.R.R. Tolkien's own early conception sketches, but Karen's maps can be consided the most up-to-date 'canon' representations.

u/Velmeran · 1 pointr/lotr

Karen Wynn Fonstad's The Atlas of Middle-Earth fits some of the bill. It's broken into sections for each age, some history of major events, locations. Plenty of maps and diagrams.

It's an extremely well respected book, but the two versions I'm aware of, neither we laid out in a landscape orientation.

u/suuuuuu · 1 pointr/lotr

Less than $60 for Blu Ray (well worth it, an incredible difference!), extended editions, and all the appendices. Can't recommend more highly.

u/ossie12345 · 1 pointr/lotr

I got them in a store here. But I was able to find these on Amazon. (I dont know if these are deliverable to you or how reliable this is though.)

u/lemontoga · 1 pointr/lotr

For anyone else who wanted these for themselves, you can get them on amazon here

u/Whiteoak789 · 1 pointr/lotr

They are the first on Amazon The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

It gives you the option to add all three.

u/wjbc · 16 pointsr/lotr

Christopher Tolkien actually drew the map based on his father's map, so there are at least two versions, the father's and the son's. And then there's this version from Tolkien-approved illustrator Pauline Baynes, which is essentially Christopher's with little illustrations added by Baynes. Karen Wynn Fonstad also published The Atlas if Middle-Earth, in which she created close-up maps of places like Helm's Deep or Minas Tirith, as well as maps of the entirety of Arda. I disagree with some of her maps, but she had to make choices based on incomplete and sometimes contradictory information from Tolkien. Finally, in Unfinished Tales Christopher Tolkien published a revised map of Middle-earth in the Third Age, correcting some of the errors in the original. I believe that replaced the original map in subsequent editions of The Lord of the Rings.

u/arwen9000 · 6 pointsr/lotr

This book along with careful readings of the book and watching of scenes in Elvish is how I learned. With a few other sites that I cannot remember the names of at the moment >.<

u/NZNoldor · 0 pointsr/lotr

So here's the thing about stories. The subject of a story changes depending on context. The Hobbit is all about Bilbo's Journey. The LOTR is all about Frodo's story.

Add them together, and it's all about the story of the ring being found and destroyed.

Add to that the Silmarillion, and the ring is pretty insignificant - now the story is that of the history of Arda.

As a LOTR tourguide, my entire job was about telling stories. The story of Tolkien, the story of Peter Jackson. The story of how the films were made, whatever. Everything ties together into a greater story.

My point is that the Hobbit and LOTR tie together into a greater story than either book. Just because they're not published under a single name doesn't maen they're separate.

Incidentally, they are published together:

Compare this with Star Wars: The first trilogy is all about Luke's journey. Add the Prequels to that, and the overall story (movies 1-6) is now that of Anakin's rise and fall. Everything you add to the smaller story changes the context. They're connected. It's like poetry.

u/TreasurerAlex · 5 pointsr/lotr

Amazon is terrible and you should call your local bookstore and see if they have it first, but Amazon does have the set for $37.

u/YoungZeebra · 1 pointr/lotr

If any one is looking to buy it, you can get it on amazon.

u/ShenaniganCow · 9 pointsr/lotr

Based on the box art it might be this one but without the sleeves.


Edit: There's also some hardcover sets released in 2012, 2017, and the 50th Anniversary Edition

u/greenleaf547 · 6 pointsr/lotr
Here you go. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt edition, released just this year.

u/jjmessier · 1 pointr/lotr

perhaps late, but just came across your post/question

The set pictured is from "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt"
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

ISBN-10: 0544445783
ISBN-13: 978-0544445789

Available here

u/mikedust28 · 9 pointsr/lotr

25 bucks

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set

u/Thranduil_333 · 3 pointsr/lotr

You can pick this set up reasonably cheap on Amazon... The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/lotr

There are six books which make up the lord of the rings, usually arranged into three volumes or one collection.

u/casslebro · 3 pointsr/lotr

amazon link

I've found them to give a phenomenal insight into Tolkien's mindset as he was writing LOTR during WWII. Also, if you're into that sort of thing, here's a great biography of his time spent during WWI

u/Xyllar · 1 pointr/lotr

There is a book of 300+ of Tolkien's letters compiled by his son: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

u/Yurya · 1 pointr/lotr

My first time reading through it (I was 13 a the time) I couldn't follow what was happening. I then read this and the maps and summaries helped a lot. Alternatively there is Tolkien Gateway for more specific questions.

u/swissdude323 · 1 pointr/lotr

Here it is on, although seems slightly more expensive.

u/cwarren25 · -1 pointsr/lotr

I assumed people who were already familiar with the books wouldn't need links to further educate themselves about books they've already read.

u/fileg · 1 pointr/lotr

If you don't find what you're looking for, you might try The Lord Of The Rings Sketchbook by Alan Lee. There are lots of pages suitable for framing if you don't mind slicing them out of the book. (you could try to score a used copy)

(Amazon has the feature that lets you look at pages)

u/codeycoderson · 1 pointr/lotr

Hey, do you think you could link me? Is this what I'm looking for? Is that the right set for the extended edition?

u/Youngtusk · 390 pointsr/lotr

Literally just bought this, and was about to post it here too. Link

u/rcubik · 6 pointsr/lotr

Is it this book?. I seem to remember that book saying stuff like that. It's very wrong.

Sindarin has a thing called consonant mutation where the initial consonant changes depending on preceding words or other syntax related things. Perian is the base word, as in hobbit or a hobbit. I is the in Sindarin, which would change perian to i berian, the hobbit.

-ath is a collective plural suffix, e is a genitive singular article which confusingly is also i in the plural form which gives a different mutation changing p to ph as in Ernil i Pheriannath, Prince of the Halflings. Just Halflings would be Periannath.

(major, major grain of salt on this, I'm at work and can't thoroughly back myself up on all the specifics right now, but most of it should be right.)

u/Doug_Vitale · 6 pointsr/lotr

No, they are not...but I would make them an offer none the less.


u/BrotherBodhi · 2 pointsr/lotr

Price history here. As you can see, the $119.98 price they are showing in the strikethrough on the page is the highest the product has ever been listen on Amazon, which was all the way back in July 2012. It has spiked up a little bit since then but it has spent a lot of time at cheaper prices. Worth mentioning that the current price is the lowest price ever.

So the Amazon page is actually comparing the highest price ever to the lowest price ever

u/dsrtfx_xx · 1 pointr/lotr

Oh no, sorry, I wrote the wrong book. It's The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth:

u/IgnoreMyName · 1 pointr/lotr


I got it for $27 at the time, new. ;)

Must have. Which is why I am so sad and frustrated for losing part 2 of RotK. I'd been rewatching one part a night and tonight I was supposed to finish... :(