The Fellowship of the Ring (Paperback)

By J. R. R. Tolkien

Mariner Books, 9780547928210, 398pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

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Description

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

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.

"A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning." - New York Times


Praise For The Fellowship of the Ring

"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." -- C.S. Lewis

"Destined to outlast our time." The New York Herald-Tribune

"Exciting... Mr. Tolkien's invention is unflagging" -- W.H. Auden

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