The Return of the King

The elves have returned. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy and its prequel, The Hobbit, are some of the best-selling and best-loved novels of all time. But the relatively small body of work published during Tolkien's lifetime describing his remarkably rich and cohesive Middle-earth world of men, dwarves, elves and orcs has left fans rabid for [an error occurred while processing this directive] any scraps of the voluminous unpublished writings the master of myth and fantasy left behind.

So hobbitheads worldwide broke out flagons of mead in celebration after Houghton Mifflin's announcement that, next spring, it plans to publish...

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