The Fellowship of the Ring

Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings

Hardcover, 423 pages

English language

Published Aug. 13, 1981 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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The first part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Tolkien’s classic epic of Good versus Evil, set in the fictional world of Middle Earth, this book introduces the main characters and sets Frodo the Hobbit and his companions on their quest to return the ring of the evil Sauron to the fires of Mordor. With the help of Gandalf the wizard, the mysterious Strider and his hobbit friends Frodo reaches the land of the elves where they are joined by Legolas the Elf and Gimli the dwarf.

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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