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The Return Of the Shadow

By Tolkien, J R R




In this sixth volume of The History of Middle-earth the story reaches The Lord of the Rings. In The Return of the Shadow (an abandoned title for the first volume) Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring and the gradual emergence of the conceptions that transformed what J.R.R. Tolkien for long believed would be a far shorter book, 'a sequel to The Hobbit'. The enlargement of Bilbo's 'magic ring' into the supremely potent and dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord is traced and the precise moment is seen when, in an astonishing and unforeseen leap in the earliest narrative, a Black Rider first rode into the Shire, his significance still unknown. The character of the hobbit called Trotter (afterwards Strider or Aragorn) is developed while his indentity remains an absolute puzzle, and the suspicion only very slowly becomes certainty that he must after all be a Man. The hobbits, Frodo's companions, undergo intricate permutations of name and personality, and other major figures appear in strange modes: a sinister Treebeard, in league with the Enemy, a ferocious and malevolent Farmer Maggot.

The story in this book ends at the point where J.R.R. Tolkien halted in the story for a long time, as the Company of the Ring, still lacking Legolas and Gimli, stood before the tomb of Balin in the Mines of Moria. The Return of the Shadow is illustrated with reproductions of the first maps and notable pages from the earliest manuscripts.


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The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, The History of Middle-Earth, Part 1, Vol. 6

J.R.R. Tolkien

1988-07-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

J. R. R. Tolkien

1994-04-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Return of the Shadow; History of the LOTR Part One

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Houghton Mifflin Co.. Hardcover. 0044401620 The History of the Lord of the Rings Part One. The History of Middle Earth Part 6. Black paper covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. In Very Good, mylar wrapped dust jacket. . Very Good. 1988.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, The History of Middle-Earth, Part 1, Vol. 6

Tolkien, J. R. R.; Tolkien, Christopher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. 0395498635 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New. 1988-01-01. First Edition.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

J. R. R. Tolkien

1994-04-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Return of the Shadow (The History of the Lord of the Rings Part One)

J. R. R. Tolkien

1990-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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THE RETURN OF THE SHADOW; THE HISTORY OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS PART ONE

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. 497 pp. Orange endpapers. Black cloth with gilt titles. Thin strip along top edges faded. Whtie DJ with colour illustration. VG+/VG+. First Edition.

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The Return of the Shadow (The History of The Lord of the Rings Part One)

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988. Same date on title and copyright pages, with '1' in a number series. A superb copy, unmarked and unclipped in a Brodart jacket cover.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Alan Lee. Octavo.

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The Return Of The Shadow

Tolkien, J. R. R. [, edited by Christopher Tolkien]

London: Harpercollinspublishers. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1993. Second Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 0261102036 . An attractive HarperCollins edition/second printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket; The sixth volume in J. R. R. Tolkien's "History of Middle Earth" and the first part of "The History of the Lord of the Rings". Previously unpublished manuscripts include Tolkien's earliest notes, outlines and narrative drafts and the evolution of "The Fellowship of the Ring. "; The History of Middle-Earth; Vol. 6 .

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, The History of Middle-Earth, Part 1, Vol. 6

J.R.R. Tolkien

1988-07-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One

Tolkien, J.R.R. (ed.by Christopher Tolkien)

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. 497pp.incl.index; HB blk.w/gilt-pic.cover; fine condition w/clean,tight pgs. DJ white w/blk.-pic.cover; fine. Vol. VI of "The History of Middle-Earth", Christopher Tolkien's description of his father's intricate evolution of "The Lord of the Ring". In this vol., "...the enlargement of Bilbo's magic ring into the supremely potent and dangerous Ruling Ring desired by the Dark Lord i s traced; ...) maps.. 1st. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Novel.

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THE RETURN OF THE SHADOW - The History of Middle earth 6

Tolkien J R R

Unwin Hyman, 1988. not 1st edition. The Return of the Shadow is the story of the first part of the history of the creation of The Lord of the Rings, a fascinating study of Tolkien’s great masterpiece, from its inception to the end of the first volume.. Hardback. fine hardcover copy in a near fine dustwrapper.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One

Tolkien, J.R.R. (ed.by Christopher Tolkien)

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. 497pp.incl.index; HB blk.w/gilt-pic.cover; slight rub w/lt.wear on edges&corners; clean,tight pgs. DJ white w/blk.-pic.cover; slight rub&sun. Vol. VI of "The History of Middle-Earth", Christopher Tolkien's description of his father's intricate evolution of "The Lord of the Ring". In this vol., "...the enlargement of Bilbo's magic ring into the supremely potent and dangerous Ruling Ring desired by the Dark Lord i s traced; ...) maps.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Novel.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings Part One (The History of Middle-Earth VI)

Tolkien, J.R.R. (ed by Christopher Tolkien)

London: Unwin Hyman 1988 First Edition, Second Printing 8vo 497pp ISBN 0-04-440162-0, 1988 Near Fine original black cloth, in Near Fine Brodart-protected DW. In The Return of the Shadow, Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring. The enlargement of Bilbo's 'magic ring' into the supremely potent and dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord is traced; the character of a Hobbit called Trotter is developed while his identity remains an insoluble puzzle; the Hobbits, Frodo's companions, undergo intricate permutations of name and personality, and other major figures appear in strange modes: a sinister Treebeard, in league with the Enemy, a ferocious and malevolent Farmer Maggot. The story in this book ends at the point where J.R.R. Tolkien halted in the story for a long time, as the Company of the Ring, still lacking Legolas and Gimli, stood before the tomb of Balin in the Mines of Moria. The book is illustrated with reproductions of the first maps and notable pages from the earliest manuscripts. A very attractive copy.

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Return of the Shadow; History of the LOTR Part One

TOLKIEN J. R. R

HOUGHTON MIFFINN & CO, 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 497 Pages With The Index. Hardcover With A Very Good Dust Jacket. 2Nd Printing. We ship from Canada. Specializing in academic, collectible and historically significant, providing the utmost quality and customer service satisfaction. For any questions feel free to email us.

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The Return of the Shadow - The History of the Lord of the Rings Part One

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988. Has the '1' in a number series and the date on the title page. A superb if price-clipped copy, unmarked and protected by a Brodart cover.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Alan Lee Dj Art. Octavo.

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The Return of the Shadow

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Harper Collins, 1993. Clean, bright copy in unclipped jacket which shows signs of light shelf wear (light surface scratches to the dustjacket. Book Six in the History of Middle Earth Series - this being the History of the Lord of the Rings Part One. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. 497 pages. Harper Collins reprint second impression.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

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Return of the Shadow; History of the LOTR Part One

Tolkien J.R.R.

Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

J. R. R. Tolkien

2000-08-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Return of the Shadow

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Mariner Books, 2000. Paperback. New. 8.25 x 5.5 cm.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Houghton Mifflin. Paperback. 061808357X Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New. 2000-09-01.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, The History of Middle-Earth, Part 1, Vol. 6

Tolkien, J. R. R.; Tolkien, Christopher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. 0395498635 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair. 1988-01-01. First Edition.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, The History of Middle-Earth, Part 1, Vol. 6

Tolkien, J. R. R., Tolkien, Christopher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The Return of the Shadow

J.R.R. Tolkien

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. 061808357X Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Houghton Mifflin. Paperback. 061808357X Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair. 2000-09-01.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. 061808357X signs of little wear on the cover. . Very Good.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. 061808357X Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

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The Return of the Shadow

Tolkien, J. R. R.

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The Return of the Shadow (The History of The Lord of the Rings, Book One)

J. R. R. Tolkien

Harper, 1994-01-01. New edition. Paperback. Good.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. 061808357X Brand New Direct from the Publisher! Not overstocks or marked up remainders! Ships in a sturdy cardboard container with tracking!|VCF . New.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

J. R. R. Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Return of the Shadow (The History of the Lord of the Rings Part One)

J. R. R. Tolkien

Unwin, 1990. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Return of the Shadow (The History of the Lord of the Rings Part One)

J. R. R. Tolkien

Unwin. Used - Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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J. R. R. Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin. Used - Good. Paperback This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good readable condition. It may have marks on or in it, and may show other signs of previous use or shelf wear. May have minor creases or signs of wear on dust jacket. Packed with care, shipped promptly.

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The Return of the Shadow (The History of the Lord of the Rings Part One)

J. R. R. Tolkien

Unwin, 1990. 1st Thus . Soft cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. VERY GOOD plus, clean and tidy.

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The Return of the Shadow (The History of the Lord of the Rings Part One)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Unwin. PAPERBACK. 004440669X EX LIBRARY USUAL STAMPS . Fair.

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