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The Fellowship of the Ring

The first volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic 3-part fantasy novel, first published in 1954.

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The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Jul 21, 2010

The Fellowship of the Ring is one of my favorite books of all time. I have read it numerous times, and I always enjoy it. It's a book that never grows old. Every time I reread it, I find something that I had missed previously. Or something pops out at me that I didn't quite fully understand before.

Tolkien does a wonderful job at capturing the emotions each individual in the story is feeling. It doesn't matter if the character is a main one like Frodo or a more minor character. He makes sure that all the little nuances of feeling and thought between and by all characters is there. He weaves an intricate web in that way, and each time the book is read, more about the people in it is revealed. He also captures the air around each person, from the innocence of the hobbits to the mystery surrounding Strider. Everything captures the reader and draws them into the world in such a way that the reader feels what the characters feel, which is an amazing talent.

Tolkien is also a genius at capturing the landscape. It seems effortless, the way he captures the essence of the world he has created and places it on paper in such a way that it is truly easy to see everything as the characters see it. Everything, from trees to the dark, is captured in such a way that the reader can easily picture it and see themselves there. His story is truly magical.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy, adventure, or just a good versus evil story. It's an excellent piece of work and is a true masterpiece.  

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Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
The best of the series, mainly the characterizations.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Introduction to the saga, its perhaps the best storyline.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Couldn't get my eyes of the book.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Sets up the trilogy very well
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
Captivating and brilliantly written!
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
A great read, and highly recommended. Everything is so detailed and meaningful. Very worthwhile, and worthy of its acclaim.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
The Lord of the Rings is my favorite book.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
I re-read Gandalf's exposition of the ring's history over and over.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
extreemley well written
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The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of three volumes of the epic novel The Lord of the Rings by the English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It takes place in the fictional universe Middle-earth. It was originally published on July 29, 1954 in the United Kingdom. The volume consists of a Prologue "Concerning Hobbits, and other matters" followed by Book I and Book II.Title and publication
Tolkien conceived of The Lord of the Rings as a single volume with six sections he called "books" along with extensive appendices. The original publisher made the decision to split the work into three parts. It was also the publisher's decision to place the fifth and sixth books and the appendices into one volume under the title The Return of the King, in reference to Aragorn's assumption of the throne of Gondor. Tolkien indicated he would have preferred The War of the Ring as a title, as it gave away less of the story.
Before the decision to publish The Lord of the Rings in three volumes was made, Tolkien had hoped to publish the novel in one volume, or combined with The Silmarillion. At this stage he planned to title the individual books. The proposed title for Book I was The First Journey or The Ring Sets Out. Book II was titled The Journey of the Nine Companions or The Ring Goes South. The titles The Ring Sets Out and The Ring Goes South were used in the Millenium edition.
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Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien)
Genre: Fantasy, Epic Adventure, Classic Literature
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Date Published: July 24, 1954
Format: Novel
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