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

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

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ISBN13: 9780261103573
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Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring a striking black cover based on Tolkien's own design, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. 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. Now published again in B format, J.R.R. 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.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 448
Item Height 33 mm
Item Width 124 mm
Item Weight 317 Gram
Product Dimensions 124 x 33 x 196
Publisher HarperCollins
Format Paperback | 448
Book Overview The first part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover designed to complement the new 'History of Middle-earth' series. * Now a USD300 million film trilogy from New Line Cinema -- the movie event of the decade * Part One of Tolkien's great masterwork * One of the greatest works of imaginative fiction in the English language * The acknowledged Book of the 20th Century * Eyecatching new covers designed to perfectly complement the new 'History of Middle-earth' series. * Text corrections make this most up-to-date reissue the definitive version of Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.
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.

`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

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.