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The Return of the King

The Return of the King


by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Return of the King Resources


A Map of Middle-earth

Maps are a Shmooper's best friend. This is an expandable version of the map Tolkien hand-drew for the publication of The Lord of the Rings in 1954, and we promise it will come in "handy."

The Encyclopedia of Arda

A truly extensive fansite for Tolkien geeks like us; if you have any questions about the Silmarillion or The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, we bet you can find details here.

The Tolkien Wiki

If Arda doesn't satisfy you, take a stab at this site—the Wikipedia of Middle-earth.

The Tolkien Society

You had better join, if you're as big a J.R.R. fan as you say.

Movie or TV Productions

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003

The thrilling climax of the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, this is the one that won all of the awards—11 Oscars, to be exact.

Articles and Interviews

The Return of the King the Book, Reviewed

A famous review by the famous poet W.H. Auden.

The Return of the King the Movie, Reviewed

Courtesy of the New York Times.


Éowyn Kicks Butt

Need we say more?

King at Last

Aragorn takes the throne. And sings a little ditty while he's at it.


Aragorn and the Dead

Our man calls in an old favor.

Pippin Sings...

... while Denethor chows down, rather revoltingly.

Frodo and Sam...

... scale Mount Doom, with great difficulty, we might add.


"The Tolkien Professor"

The Department of English at Washington University provides a series of enthusiastic, yet academic podcasts on iTunes on all things Tolkien.

"Into the West"

Annie Lennox sings the official song from the movie at—you guessed it—the Oscars.


Is a happy guy.


The Return of the King movie poster

Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) looks determined.

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