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

User Review  - Denae Christine - Goodreads

Reader thoughts: In truth, I'd probably DNF this book several times over except for the movies and that the end is better. Without knowing how many amazing authors and books Tolkien has inspired over ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Karina Kruchinina - Goodreads

I know I'm kinda late on "The Fellowship of the Ring" hype. After reading many YA and fantasy books, there weren't many surprises for me if to talk about the magic world and its inhabitants. I know ... 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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