The war of the ring

the history of the Lord of the Rings Part Three (The history of Middle-earth -- 8)

Paperback, 476 pages

English language

Published April 27, 1992 by Grafton.

ISBN:
9780261102231

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The War of the Ring is the third volume of The History of The Lord of the Rings and the eighth volume in The History of Middle-earth.

The War of the Ring takes up the story of The Lord of the Rings with the Battle of the Hornburg and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents, continues with the journey of Frodo, Sam and Gollum to the Pass of Cirith Ungol, describes the war in Gondor, and 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 developments that would become central …

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перечитав. точніше послухав аудіоверсію перекладу французькою. що сказати… класика. але сьогодні я вже не додав би це до улюбленого: місцями наївно (том бомбадил ніколи мені не подобався, як персонаж серйозного фентезі — суто підліткове щось), місцями нудно (розлогі міркування гандальфа та наративи у другому томі). для дорослого читання ніяк не дотягує до «гри престолів» ;-) але — класика.

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Subjects

  • Tolkien, J. R. R. -- 1892-1973