The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings

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The first part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring a cover image from the film. imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail. timeless in its appeal. To celebrate the release of the major motion picture trilogy, this title is a reissue of the A-format paperbacks with images from the films on the covers, It tells of how the young hobbit, Frodo, is bequeathed a magical ring from his Uncle Bilbo and learns that he must take it into the land of the Dark Lord, Sauron, there to cast it into the Cracks of Doom.

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User Review  - Bookslesstravelled - LibraryThing

I thought it was well planned out and a really good book. I loved how the characters changed and grew as the story went on and how the story is laid out, slowly unveiling itself as it goes. Read full review

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First reading: 1981. Second: 2022. It's impossible to over-estimate how influential Tolkien has been. LOTR is the magnum opus and Fellowship as I recall the best of the three. There is an awful lot ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher. In 2013, his title, The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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