Houghton Mifflin knows what Tolkien fans are like. We tend to bring a long a Tolkien book wherever we go. Having a The Hobbit or a The Lord of the Rings close-by gives us the opportunity to read the books whenever and wherever we wish. Most of us tend to carry around pocket paperbacks, that after several years have to be replaced.
For the fans, Houghton Mifflin has now created a set of books that should match our habit and turned our favorite books into a deluxe paperback set. In other words all four books set inside a leatherette cover.
The four-volume, deluxe pocket boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King). Each book features a leatherette cover with stamped title and all four books.
If you do not plan to carry the books around, the books can be put in a leatherette bound box with gold foil stamping. All looking very good and makes a nice collection. So it will also turn out to be a set that will be picked up to give as a present. If you desire to give Tolkien books as a gift it is nice to be able to bring a set that also is comfortable to read.
It seems Houghton Mifflin desires to sell the set to people who know the movies but are now ready to start reading the books. Here is how they advertise both tales:
In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in Hobbiton by the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves. He finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.
The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the dwarf; Legolas the elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. J.R.R. Tolkien's three volume masterpiece is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale — a story of high and heroic adventure set in the unforgettable landscape of Middle-earth.
This charming deluxe pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features a beautiful leatherette cover and gilt-edging. The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere! This particular edition has been around since October 30, 2012 and can still be both as a separate book. There are several nice Birthday gifts for hobbit and Tolkien fans around for you to choose from!
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
|Title: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
Type: paperback, 1504 pages
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