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The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord by J. R. R. Tolkien

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By J. R. R. Tolkien

For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien’s peerless myth has gathered around the world acclaim because the maximum event story ever written.
No different author has created a global as specific as Middle-earth, whole with its personal geography, background, languages, and legends. And nobody has created characters as endearing as Tolkien’s large-hearted, hairy-footed hobbits. Tolkien’s The Lord of the jewelry maintains to grab the imaginations of readers of every age, and this new three-volume paperback variation is designed to attract the youngest of them.

In precedent days the earrings of strength have been crafted by way of the Elvensmiths, and Sauron, the darkish Lord, cast the only Ring, filling it together with his personal strength in order that he may possibly rule all others. however the One Ring used to be taken from him, and even though he sought it all through Middle-earth, nonetheless it remained misplaced to him . . .

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