The Fellowship of the Ring

Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings

Paperback, 416 pages

English language

Published Aug. 13, 2001 by Collins.

ISBN:
978-0-00-712970-6
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OCLC Number:
59483583

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5 stars (3 reviews)

THE BOOK OF THE CENTURY

The Fellowship of the Ring is the first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power - the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord's evil dominion. --back cover

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4 stars

"The Fellowship of the Ring" by J.R.R. Tolkien is the kind of book rich in details that one can find themselves getting lost in. Imaginative, magical, engrossing, and brilliantly constructed, the individual text is part of a larger novel title "Lord of the Rings" which is a amazing work of the imagination which often overshadows what is sometimes slow pacing and one-dimensional characters.

One is struck by the level of detail Tolkien put into creating his literary world. The details are so well drawn and defined and the background so deep that one often forgets that they are reading a work of fiction and not a long-lost history or legend. This is where Tolkien's background as a linguist and folklorist really shines, utilizing standard folkloric techniques and creates rich languages for his text.

"Fellowship" follows the story of Frodo Baggins, a hobbit who inherited a mysterious golden ring from his …

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  • Fantasy