The Lord of the Rings, Book 1

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HarperCollins, 1999 - Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character) - 1536 pages
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Magnificent story telling. - Goodreads
Tolkien's prose is dull dull dull. - Goodreads
Marvellous, poetic writing. - weRead
Quite hard to read but good - weRead
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The plot was amazing.. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Geoff - Goodreads

This buch was wreckomeaned HIGHLY to me by MJ NICHOLLS. He is an writer to who wrote a buch called The Postmortem Blech which I havenot read bycause I haven't solved the maize puzzle on the coover yet ... Read full review

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User Review  - Siddhartha - Flipkart

Wow!! First of all... this is the third LOTR which Im buying.. The previous two ... the first is my Dad's prized possession.. The second one .. I forgot it at home.. and few days back, I had the ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrķn and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher. In 2013, his title, The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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