Item description for The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) by J. R. R. Tolkien...
Overview The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings. 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). The Ring eventually passes to Bilbo's young nephew, Frodo Baggins. The fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for the Ring. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore, the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful friend, Sam. With a small band of companions to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed, Mount Doom, in the very center of Suaron's dark kingdom.
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.
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Studio: Mariner Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 1999
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Series Lord Of The Rings
ISBN 0618002227 ISBN13 9780618002221
Availability 0 units.
More About J. R. R. Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.
J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892 and died in 1973.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1)?
awesome! Mar 29, 2007
Rob Inglis' reading of both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings is incredible. The songs are especially amazing; he sings them so beautifully, and quite in character. I like that he doesn't try to "mimic" the voices, but reads them with a slight in-character accent. All of his Tolkein books are well worth the purchase!!!
A Journey to Mordor Feb 21, 2007
If you like adventure,fantasy and evil corrupting characters,then you're going to love this book. The antagonist is just pure evil! All he cares about is world domination and getting his ultimate ring of power! The protagonist is gentle and well caring for his home called the Shire. His goal is to destroy the ring of power so he can bring peace to his home. The author describes the environment and setting magnificently! I would say that the author has gone so far into his fantasy. From making languages,maps,stories and creatures he has created his own little world!
Favorite One out of the Three Feb 20, 2007
I find this book to be the best amongst the 3 books. The writing style is little different, but I didn't care. The storyline is a lot more interesting than the actions in this book. The plot is well developed. Nice characters and a good story filled with advantures. When I finished reading this one the memories flashed back to me from the beginning till the end. A book that I would want to read again!
Awesome book Feb 7, 2007
Tolkien knows how to weave a captivating story! You'll want to read the entire trilogy. He sets the standard that many recent authors have tried to copy, but he is the master story-teller.
Brilliant Beginning to the Lord of Rings Trilogy Jan 22, 2007
The ring has once again found a new owner after spending many years in the hands of Bilbo it was thrust upon Frodo whose task is now to carry the ring out of the Shire and keep it out of the hands of the enemy, Sauron. The planning of Bilbo's 110th birthday was going as planned and only person that knew of Bilbo's planned vacation from the Shire was Frodo. At the party there were many fireworks, compliments of Gandalf the wizard, and other activities, and at the feast Bilbo disappeared after giving a speech and was not seen in the Shire again. Frodo discovered the ring and Gandalf told him to never use it even if the situation was dire. Gandalf left to do research and didn't return for many years but when he did he told Frodo that he would have to leave the Shire because it was no longer safe for him or the ring for ring wraiths were trying to find it. Frodo then sold Bag End (the place where he and Bilbo lived) and bought a small hole in Crickethollow to try to cover u the fact that he was leaving. Frodo started out on his journey to Crickethollow with Sam Gamgee and Perigrin Took (known as Pippin) and they were met by a group of elves and Frodo was named elf-friend. They decided to spend only a few hours and then the group of travelers, now including Merry Brandybuck, left at dawn. They decided to take a road through the Old Forest to find a way to Rivendell where they got into trouble but were saved by Tom Bombendil who gave them a good nights rest and then led them out of the forest, and then he told them to go to the Prancing Pony Inn to spend the night. At the inn they met a man named Strider who was a Ranger from the North and he helped lead them to Rivendell. After a few days they were caught by ring wraiths and they stabbed Frodo in the shoulder. The groups of travelers proceeded on but were chased again by the wraiths, but this timed an Elvin lord appeared and the wraiths were crushed under raging waters that had risen. They made it to Rivendell and Frodo was cured and reunited with Gandalf and Bilbo. After Frodo came to, they had a council to decide who would go on the quest with Frodo. At the first council it was decided that Sam would accompany Frodo on his quest, but on the second meeting it was decided that Aragorn, Legolas, Boromer, Gandalf Pippin, Merry, Sam, and Frodo was form the fellowship, and were tasked with the job of destroying the ring. They traveled for a long time with little problem but they hit bad weather and were forced to travel through the mines of Moria where they met a terrible beast and Gandalf met his fate. Then the company traveled on but entered the land of Caras Galadhon where the stayed for a while and decided that it was solely his purpose to destroy the ring. Then Frodo fled and Sam followed as they headed for Mordor, but the orcs caught up with the others and Merry and Pippin were captured and Baromer was killed. This was one of the best books I have ever read because it kept me engaged through the whole adventure.
This was one of my favorite books because of how far the hobbits had to go just by themselves, even though they are not much taller than about three feet. First when they had to leave Bag End and travel through the forest instead of on the road with the lack riders on their tale all the way. Then in the Old Forest they were confronted by evil trees that were rotten at the core but they were eventually saved after days of horrible walking conditions by Tom Bombendil and Goldberry. Then after that they had to travel to the inn of The Prancing Pony all by themselves and stay secret to most people throughout their time in Bree.
I loved this book greatly because of how he fights the desire to disappear t any moment. In the beginning when the black rider starts to chase Frodo through the grass and Frodo had the urge to slip the ring on his finger but he did not and they were saved by a group of elves. Then when they were in Barrow-Wights Frodo wanted to escape the place by disappearing but the urge to save his friends was stronger and he instead called upon Tom. Then while on the road with Strider, Frodo also had many thoughts about disappearing.
I also really liked this book because of the variety of characters throughout the story. First there are the hobbits from the Shire who are brave, kind, and thoughtful, but they are small and not the smartest people. The elves such as Elrond and Legolas are very tall and wise and know many things about the world. Then are the men and dwarves who are Gimili (the dwarf) who is short of temper and sometimes rash in his decisions, then there is Baromer who secretly and desperately wants the ring for Gondor to revive its glory. Then there is Aragorn who is a decendent of Isildor and is also wise and strong and will protect Frodo always at any cost.
I liked this book because of characters like the heroic Aragorn and Frodo; also because of how Frodo fought against the will of the ring, and because of how the hobbits manage on their own. Frodo fought against the ring many times against the black riders and evil people of the land. It was also amazing that the hobbits made it all the way to Bree after being chased all the time by the black riders. This was one of my favorite books and I will the treasure the experience that I had while reading it.