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The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings, Part 1

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ISBN13: 9780618260515
ISBN10: 061826051x
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Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him--and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauran to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed--in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom.

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"Exciting...Mr. Tolkien's invention is unflagging." W. H. Auden

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"Destined to outlast our time." The New York Herald-Tribune

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"A remarkable book." Newsweek

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"A work of immense narrative power that can sweep the reader up and hold him enthralled for days and weeks." The Nation

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"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." Sunday Telegraph

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"A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining..." The New York Times

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"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." C. S. Lewis

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Part one of The Lord of the Rings, in a lavish hardcover edition illustrated in full color by Alan Lee.

The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power — the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring — the ring that rules them all — which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

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.

Synopsis:

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 was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, The Hobbit, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Other works by J.R.R. Tolkien include The Silmarillion. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.

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Henry Thompson, September 10, 2011 (view all comments by Henry Thompson)
What a great adventure story! Tolkien does a great job at crafting such unique scenes and characters throughout. He's so descriptive, so there is never a question as to what is going on. This book is such a great read!!! If you haven't yet, put it on your "Must read" list!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618260515
Illustrations by:
Lee, Alan
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Illustrator:
Lee, Alan
Author:
Lee, Alan
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Baggins, Frodo
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
114
Edition Description:
114
Series:
The Lord of the Rings
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
xx, 410 p.
Dimensions:
10.04x7.72x1.34 in. 3.34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details xx, 410 p. pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618260515 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Exciting...Mr. Tolkien's invention is unflagging."
"Review" by , "Destined to outlast our time."
"Review" by , "A remarkable book."
"Review" by , "A work of immense narrative power that can sweep the reader up and hold him enthralled for days and weeks."
"Review" by , "Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century."
"Review" by , "A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining..."
"Review" by , "Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron."
"Synopsis" by ,
Part one of The Lord of the Rings, in a lavish hardcover edition illustrated in full color by Alan Lee.

The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power — the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring — the ring that rules them all — which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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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