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The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

1955 . Fantasy & Adventure, Fiction, Classics . J.R.R. Tolkien, Quirino Principe, Elémire Zolla

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Everyone

About the book

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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

Year:

1955

Language:

English

Publisher:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pages:

1216

Reviews

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jeb busbin

3 weeks ago

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Must read for fantasy fans. Long book but worth the time needed to read it!

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Joen Møller

2 months ago

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Kind of split. Overall this is a master piece no doubt so it has to be 10. However book 1 was almost impossible to get through as Tolkien describes every single landmark in way too much detail and book 2 and 3 have a half each (about Frodo) which also will test your patience.

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James Nealon

2 months ago

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Best Fantasy Book Ever

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Michael Daly

3 months ago

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Great fantasy story that is also an allegory on power.

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Kasper Øelund

6 months ago

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High rating for the story, but very heavy read

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Danielle McQuillen

8 months ago

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My favorite work of fantasy, and truly my favorite piece of fiction of all time. Tolkien created a rich story full of history and so many lifelike characters. It sucked me in immediately and I love to visit Middle Earth over and over.

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Molly Holmes

1 year ago

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Read when I was younger and again now. Never ceases to impress.

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Steven Greene

2 years ago

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Established a literary genre. A must-read.

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