I own a version of The Fellowship of the Ring that I'm enjoying a lot, and now that I'm nearing the end I thought I might as well buy an ebook on Amazon containing all three books so I can go on with my reading (instead of looking for book 2 and 3 of this one specific edition).
However, I've come across an unexpected obstacle. By skimming through the free Kindle previews that Amazon offers, I've found that none of them use asterisms—whereas my copy does. By this, I mean this symbol here:
* * *
which is sometimes used to indicate a hard break between paragraphs, with smaller breaks being indicated by a simple empty line between the paragraphs in question. But in every single preview I've read, the empty-line type of break is the only one that is universally used in all instances.
So I started wondering: what did Tolkien do? Which version should I go for in order to read a text that is the closest to Tolkien's own use of punctuation?