The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings : Part One: the Fellowship of the Ring

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The first book in Tolkien's epic masterpiece: The Lord of the Rings. Unabridged but split into two parts.



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
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139 x 142 x 35mm | 360g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0007141297
  • 9780007141296
  • 300,208

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'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


'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.' Sunday Telegraph


'Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron.' C.S. Lewis
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About J. R. R. Tolkien

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. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures.
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