- Mar 27, 2016
I'm intending to read the LOTR soon and would like to purchase an up to date hardback copy with all the trimmings i.e. fold out maps, appendices, whatever. I'm confused by the multitude of options available on Amazon. While I'm not up to a deluxe edition, I would like a decent copy to add to the reading experience.
From Amazon, I'm interested in this:
The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set: The Classic Bestselling Fantasy Novel: Amazon.co.uk: Tolkien, J. R. R.: 9780007581146: Books
Buy The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set: The Classic Bestselling Fantasy Novel 60th Anniversary edition by Tolkien, J. R. R. (ISBN: 9780007581146) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
This seems to have the added advantage of including a copy of Hammond & Scull's "The LOTR, A Reader's Companion", which I assume is worth reading alongside the LOTR.
(Another confusion: there seem to be so many Tolkien "Companions").
I'll be grateful for any advice.
NB: I haven't read the LOTR for at least fifteen years. I do have an early 1970s UK paperback without appendices (other than Aragorn/Arwen). I also have, courtesy of my parents, very battered first editions.
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