The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Feb 15, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
247 Reviews
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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Great story and great storytelling. - Goodreads
However, the writing was a disappointment. - Goodreads
That said, Tolkein is not a terribly good writer. - Goodreads
Cute poll, but the wrong premise. - Goodreads
The writing style is too dry. - Goodreads
He can't advance a plotline. - Goodreads

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User Review  - GarrettE1.B4 - LibraryThing

This book is the first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This book starts off when Bilbo and Frodo are having their birthdays and Bilbo gives Frodo The Ring. The Ring is a magical item that was used ... Read full review

Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)

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I can read and reread part 1, book 1, of The Lord of the Rings ad infinitum. Tolkien's pacing is flawless---horror follows relief on the heels of fatigue, chasing hilarity. He pens stark desolation as well as he does milk-and-honey comfort, masterfully creating balance and movement. Read full review

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Contents

A Longexpected Party
21
The Shadow of the Past
41
Three is Company
64
rV A Short Cut to Mushrooms
84
A Conspiracy Unmasked
96
The Old Forest
107
In the House of Tom Bombadil 121
T-21
Fog on the Barrowdowns 132
T-32
BOOK
211
Many Meetings
213
The Council of Elrond
233
The Ring Goes South
265
rV A Journey in the Dark
287
The Bridge of Khazaddum
313
Lothl6rien 324
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Farewell to Lorien
358

At the Sign of The Prancing Pony 146
T-46
Strider 160
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A Knife in the Dark
172
Flight to the Ford 192
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The Great River
371
The Breaking of the Fellowship
386
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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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