Thread: Old/New editions of LOTR inquiry
And an update which I should have copied here for the benefit(?) of all. Which you may do, before you delete it if you wish. I don't think I can retrieve it. [Edited on 9/1/2002 by Grondmaster]
The meat of the info was each of the five volumes cost $50 US and are available; however, international shipping adds another $15 to that, which makes them very dear indeed.[Edited on 13/1/2002 by Grondmaster]
I don't like books with drawings either. Spoils your illusions. Especially with Tolkien. I have been to the bookshop recently, but I only saw 3-volume editions. With crappy pictures on the cover. sWhy I didn't buy them.
TOMMY: DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!!! If you don't like what's on the cover, make and paste/tape a paper book cover for it. And Tommy, had you really wanted to read LOTR again, you would have bought the three volume set, you didn't, so you hadn't. Should be end of subject, but I know it won't. [Edited on 10/1/2002 by Grondmaster]
We* also decided when Frodo saw the Black Gate in TTT, he was so far away he couldn't actually count the number of doors in that "single gate of iron."
* When I say "we," I mean a group of us in the chat room a couple weeks ago. (I think it was Renell, ProgHead777, Virumor, and myself. If I have missed anyone else, I'm sorry.)
I also have a matched set of five dark green leather bound volumes which would probably now run at more than $50 each from the Easton Press.
... each of the five volumes cost $50 US and are available; however, international shipping adds another $15 to that, which makes them very dear indeed.
I'm going to order one with all the money I saved on tickets and popcorn by not going to additional screenings of PJ's LotR: TTT.