The Fellowship of the Ring: Fellowship of the Ring Vol 1 (The Lord of the Rings)

The Fellowship of the Ring: Fellowship of the Ring Vol 1 (The Lord of the Rings)

by J.R.R.Tolkien (Author)

Synopsis

The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings. This 50th anniversary edition features special packaging and is the first paperback edition to include the definitive edition of the text. Impossible to describe in a few words, JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail. Tolkien created a vast new mythology in an invented world which has proved timeless in its appeal. Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first publication, the text has been fully restored with almost 400 corrections - with the full co-operation of Christopher Tolkien - making it the definitive version of the text, and as close as possible to the version that J.R.R. Tolkien wanted. In addition to now having the definitive version of the text, this paperback features special packaging to commemorate the golden anniversary of the Nation's Big Read.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
Edition: (Reissue)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 17 Apr 2007

ISBN 10: 0261102354
ISBN 13: 9780261102354
Book Overview: 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is the first part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings'. This paperback edition has the classic black cover featuring Tolkien's own design and includes the definitive edition of the text. / Publicity coverage will be extensive on the back of the launch of the new book 'Children of Hurin' published at the same time. / Marketing will not only target the Tolkien/fantasy genre fans but also the wider audience that have seen the films and bought the DVDs. Activity includes a newly designed consumer focused website www.tolkien.co.uk, online promotions and 3rd party partnerships. / The undisputed Book of the Century and considered one of the greatest works of imaginative fiction in the English language -- has sold 150,000,000 copies worldwide / Contains the definitive, fully corrected version of the text with eyecatching covers based on Tolkien's original designs. / More than 15 million people in the UK saw 'The Lord of the Rings' films.
Prizes: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Media Reviews

`The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times

`A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.' New Statesman

`Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard

Author Bio

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.