The Fellowship of the Ring, 1: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings

The Fellowship of the Ring, 1: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume epic, is set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth - home to many strange beings, and most notably hobbits, a peace-loving little people, cheerful and shy. Since its original British publication in 1954-55, the saga has entranced readers of all ages. It is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale. Critic Michael Straight has hailed it as one of the very few works of genius in recent literature. Middle-earth is a world receptive to poets, scholars, children, and all other people of good will. Donald Barr has described it as a scrubbed morning world, and a ringing nightmare world...especially sunlit, and shadowed by perils very fundamental, of a peculiarly uncompounded darkness. The story of ths world is one of high and heroic adventure. Barr compared it to Beowulf, C.S. Lewis to Orlando Furioso, W.H. Auden to The Thirty-nine Steps. In fact the saga is sui generis - a triumph of imagination which springs to life within its own framework and on its own terms.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 03/03/1988
Pages: 432
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.34lbs
Size: 8.84h x 5.93w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780395489314
Age Range: 12-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.1
Point Value: 29
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 737 / Fellowship of the Ring

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 02/15/1992 pg. 1101