The Fellowship of the Ring

Being the first part of The Lord of the Rings

Trade Paperback, 423 pages

English language

Published Aug. 13, 1986 by Houghton Mifflin Co..

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS is J.R.R. Tolkien's great three-volume epic set in the imaginary world of the Third Age of Middle-earth - a world inhabited by many strange beings, including hobbits, and ancient people smaller than dwarves, cheerful, peace-loving and shy. Since its original publication, this work has caught the imagination of readers of all ages and walks of life. It is an adventure story, and adult fairy tale, a classic myth, which Michael Straight has called one of the "very few works of genius in recent literature." --back cover

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"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 …


  • Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction