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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Feb 15, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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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Reading The Lord of the Rings book by book is an interesting experience. I have often heard others being (and remember myself being) frustrated by how long it took The Fellowship of the Ring to get ... Read full review

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Contents

A KNIFE IN THE DARK
FLIGHT TO THE FORD
BOOK
MANY MEETINGS
THE COUNCIL OF ELROND
THE RING GOES SOUTH
A JOURNEY IN THE DARK
THE BRIDGE OF KHAZADDÛM

A SHORT CUT TO MUSHROOMS
A CONSPIRACY UNMASKED
THE OLD FOREST
IN THE HOUSE OF TOM BOMBADIL
FOG ON THE BARROWDOWNS
AT THE SIGN OF THE PRANCING PONY
STRIDER
LOTHLÓRIEN
THE MIRROR OF GALADRIEL
FAREWELL TO LÓRIEN
THE GREAT RIVER
THE BREAKING OF THE FELLOWSHIP
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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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