The Fellowship of the Ring

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Houghton-Mifflin, 1988
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Great story and great storytelling. - Goodreads
However, the writing was a disappointment. - Goodreads
That said, Tolkein is not a terribly good writer. - Goodreads
Cute poll, but the wrong premise. - Goodreads
The writing style is too dry. - Goodreads
He can't advance a plotline. - Goodreads

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User Review  - maheswaranm - LibraryThing

a reread. maybe I am biased because its a Tolkien classic. love this book. a must read for anyone who has done the lord of the rings. I am sure they would have already read this if they completed LOTR ... Read full review

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User Review  - LoisHaight - LibraryThing

For some reason, I've never really thought of the Hobbit as a children's books, even though its intended audience is children and I was a 10-year-old when I first read Tolkien's books. Upon my ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously "The Hobbit" (1937) and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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