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The Lord of the Rings

New Lord of the Rings Movie Tie-in Edition Now Available

Houghton Mifflin's latest movie tie-in one-volume edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's monumental THE LORD OF THE RINGS has landed on bookstore shelves! It has been called the greatest book of the twentieth century, an unforgettable adventure story that has inspired generations of readers since it arrived in 1954 "like lightning from a clear sky," according to C. S. Lewis. Now a new generation has embraced J.R.R. Tolkien's epic tale. New Line Cinema's Academy Award–winning movie trilogy has inspired readers to discover the novel behind the onscreen magic, and now readers have the most stunning movie tie-in edition ever.

In celebration of the final film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, opening in theaters on December 17, Houghton Mifflin, Tolkien's official U.S. publisher for more than sixty years, has designed this especially handsome and collectible one-volume edition. The cover features the Dark Lord Sauron's gloved hand in glorious detail, with an embossed Ring and logo. The deluxe paperback edition boasts flaps, with a color gallery of seven film characters which folds out to reveal color versions of the original maps of Middle-earth on the inside. (The hardcover edition also contains these color maps.) In another added feature, the paperback version includes a color frontispiece with the full Ring Legend and Tolkien's distinctive monogram.

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
     Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
     One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
     One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
     One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

With over 2 million copies sold and appearances on bestseller lists nationwide, THE LORD OF THE RINGS one-volume movie tie-in edition is the cornerstone of Houghton Mifflin's Tolkien publishing program. More than 25 million Tolkien books have been sold in the United States alone over the past three years. This new edition is sure to draw even more readers to the classic novel that has enchanted people for decades and finds new fans every day.

For further information on our Tolkien publishing program, visit www.lordoftheringstrilogy.com.

For additional information on this edition, see http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/catalog/titledetail.cfm?titleNumber=688497.

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