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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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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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