The Fellowship of the Ring

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Houghton-Mifflin, 1988
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It's an exceptional piece of writing. - Goodreads
Descriptions were tedious, fight scenes were tedious. - Goodreads
good intro into this type of genre. - Goodreads
A great read from beginning to very long ending. - Goodreads
Great story, great heroes great villians. - Goodreads
It can be hard to read for some kids. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

When The Fellowship of the Ring was first published in 1954 it was, profoundly, a story way ahead of its time. Or possibly it shaped the the course of time by its sheer cultural resonance alone? Read full review

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User Review  - E Hypes - Goodreads

Dry in parts but all together an amazing read. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously "The Hobbit" (1937) and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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