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Lord of the Rings #01: The Fellowship of the Ring

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ISBN13: 9780547928210
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The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS
 
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

“A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” - New York Times

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The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.

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The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume epic, is set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth - home to many strange beings, and most notably hobbits, a peace-loving "little people," cheerful and shy. Since its original British publication in 1954-55, the saga has entranced readers of all ages. It is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale. Critic Michael Straight has hailed it as one of the "very few works of genius in recent literature." Middle-earth is a world receptive to poets, scholars, children, and all other people of good will. Donald Barr has described it as "a scrubbed morning world, and a ringing nightmare world...especially sunlit, and shadowed by perils very fundamental, of a peculiarly uncompounded darkness." The story of ths world is one of high and heroic adventure. Barr compared it to Beowulf, C.S. Lewis to Orlando Furioso, W.H. Auden to The Thirty-nine Steps. In fact the saga is sui generis - a triumph of imagination which springs to life within its own framework and on its own terms.

About the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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SupaBored, March 21, 2013 (view all comments by SupaBored)
The Fellowship of The Rings
By: J.R.R Tolkien

The first book in the lord of the rings series (The Fellowship of the Rings) is a great book full of action and adventure. This book has many characters and they have different personalities. The main character is Frodo the hobbit has a heart of an adventurer but doesn't yet know the risk he is taking once he leaves his village. Throughout the book there are obvious indications that the author has studied hobbits and other creatures. This book has great detail of everything they do from the stone on the wall to sculpting of a door. Even though there isn't much (understandable) humor the dialog, action, and adventure makes up for it. This is a great book to read and for lazy people a great book to be read to.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547928210
Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
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Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.91 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.
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The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume epic, is set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth - home to many strange beings, and most notably hobbits, a peace-loving "little people," cheerful and shy. Since its original British publication in 1954-55, the saga has entranced readers of all ages. It is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale. Critic Michael Straight has hailed it as one of the "very few works of genius in recent literature." Middle-earth is a world receptive to poets, scholars, children, and all other people of good will. Donald Barr has described it as "a scrubbed morning world, and a ringing nightmare world...especially sunlit, and shadowed by perils very fundamental, of a peculiarly uncompounded darkness." The story of ths world is one of high and heroic adventure. Barr compared it to Beowulf, C.S. Lewis to Orlando Furioso, W.H. Auden to The Thirty-nine Steps. In fact the saga is sui generis - a triumph of imagination which springs to life within its own framework and on its own terms.
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