‘Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting’
‘The story itself is superb’
‘A most remarkable feat’
‘Masterpiece? Oh yes’
‘An astonishing imaginative tour de force’
‘A story magnificently told’
‘Tolkien was a storyteller of genius’
‘Amongst the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century’
From the Publisher
From the Back Cover
'The Fellowship of the Ring' is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure 'The Lord of the Rings'.
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 domination 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 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.
"The English speaking world is divided into those who have read 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' and those who are going to read them."
"An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent, in a region where everything is invented, forest, moor, river, wilderness, town, and the races which inhabit them."
"To have created so enthralling an epic-romance, with its own mythology, with such diversity of scene and character, such imaginative invention and description, and such supernatural meaning underlying the wealth of incident, is a most remarkable feat."
"Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that."
About the Author
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.