The release of George Lucas's Star Wars in 1977 launched an epic saga that has changed how we view science fiction. Experience the wonder and magic of the Star Wars universe with The Star Wars Trilogy, a collection of the first three Star Wars novels and a collective exercise in modern myth-making.
Star Wars: A New Hope, by George Lucas, is the coming-of-age story of Luke Skywalker, a farm boy who finds himself a key player among Rebel forces revolting against the tyrannical Empire. This novel introduces many of the saga's iconic characters: smuggler Han Solo, his co-pilot Chewbacca, Princess Leia, the droids 3-CPO and R2-D2, Luke's mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke's nemesis, Darth Vader, who incarnates the dark side of the Force.
The Empire Strikes Back, by Donald F. Glut, continues the thrilling story with the Empire in hot pursuit of the Rebels as they flee to their new outpost on the planet Hoth. Luke trains with the mystical Jedi Master Yoda to channel the Force and hone the skills he needs to become a Jedi Knight--and in a showdown with Darth Vader he learns a stunning revelation about his heritage.
Return of the Jedi, by James Kahn, concludes the trilogy with the Empire embarked on the construction of a new Death Star to replace the one destroyed by Luke and the Rebels. In alliance with the Ewoks of Endor, the Rebels fight the Empire to destroy its new weapon while Luke engages in his climactic final fight with Darth Vader
George Lucas provides illuminating introductions for each of the three novels.
This special collector's edition of The Star Wars Trilogy features a poster for the movie Star Wars that measures 21 x 32 inches and is suitable for framing.
The Star Wars Trilogy is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The poster size is actually 14" x 21," not 21" x 32" as advertised. Still a fantastic edition though.
I had bought a few of these Leatherbound Classics on Amazon in the UK and they were fantastic, so I thought to look on the Barnes and Noble site itself and found many titles not available in Britain! I am definitely a fan of Star Wars (who isn't?) so adding this volume which is not available in the UK as far as I can tell, was inevitable. The cover feels just as great as all the other Leatherbound Classics, but the pages are gilded in silver, not gold like the rest. A minor niggle which will not prevent me from enjoying the book. This edition comes with a poster stuck in the back cover which annoyed me as I had to be very careful when pulling it off so I would not damage the inside back cover. Luckily I managed it without any tearing. I was also very impressed with the delivery service here to the United Kingdom. I ordered this on the 3rd May and got it delivered on the 9th! When I ordered it said I could be waiting until the 24th May! Much faster delivery than I expected from the US so well done for that!