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The Fellowship of the Ring

Written by J. R. R. Tolkien

Part of the The Lord of the Rings Series

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers

LoveReading View on The Fellowship of the Ring

"The Lord of the Rings was my favourite book of all as a child - my mum and dad read it to me when I was about nine, and after that I read it to myself several times.  I still love it for its landscapes and the music of its words.  At the time, not many people seemed to have heard of it - at least, not at my school - so it was as if Middle Earth was my own private world.  It prompted me to start inventing worlds of my own, and I’ve never really stopped."

Philip Reeve, Guest Editor

 

Charlie Higson, April 2012 Guest Editor: "This really doesn’t need a recommendation from me. I think some of you might have already read it. But it was a huge influence on me. It’s interesting that although the hobbits aren’t kids (they’re all about seventy years old!) we react to them as children. I read the books when I was fourteen and loved the feeling of being utterly immersed in another world. I’ve always loved fantasy – books that took me out of my own humdrum existence and transported me to another place, another time, another reality. I love it where Tolkien says in his introduction that ‘The tale grew in the telling’. The story starts small scale, with its social satire of the very English shire, and then just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger, so that by the end you can look back and think – my God, I’ve come all this way, what an adventure it’s been. That’s the feeling I want to get into my new adventure/horror/epic series The Enemy. It’s building into a huge multi-character saga, with touches of LOTR, Greek mythology, historical fiction and Tintin. In fact I’ve probably stolen something from every book I’ve ever read."

 

Sally Nicholls, March 2012's Guest Editor: "I read The Lord of the Rings for the first time when I was ten, which was far too young, but I loved it even though I didn't understand all of it. I read it over and over and over again, until I knew whole sections off by heart. I loved the size of the story, and the fact that its narrators – the hobbits – were so easy for a child to relate to."

 

Books in The Lord of the Rings Series:

1. The Hobbit

2. The Fellowship of the Ring

3. The Two Towers

4. The Return of the King

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The Fellowship of the Ring Synopsis

The first part of J. R. R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power - the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord Sauron's evil dominion. Thus begins J. R. R. Tolkien's classic tale of adventure, which continues in The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

The Fellowship of the Ring Press 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

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ISBN: 9780008376062
Publication date: 16/04/2020
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008376062
Publication date: 16th April 2020
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical

About J. R. R. Tolkien

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 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father's death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. In 1920 Tolkien was ...

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