The Fellowship of the Ring (PDF/ePUB) By J.R.R. Tolkien

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Book Name:The Fellowship of the Ring
Author:J.R.R. Tolkien
SeriesThe Lord of the Rings #1
File Type:PDF/ePub
PDF Size2.35MB
ePub Size1.21MB
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There is only one ring that can control them all, find them, bring them together, and bond them in the night.

Elven-smiths had already created the Rings of Power, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, had filled the One Ring with his own power so that he could rule over all the others. But he lost the One Ring, and no matter where he went in Middle-earth, he couldn’t find it. According to The Hobbit, after a long time had passed, the ring came into the possession of Bilbo Baggins.

Frodo Baggins, a young Hobbit from a quiet village in the Shire, is given a monumental responsibility when his grandfatherly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to him. To stop the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring, Frodo must leave his home and travel across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom.

About The Author J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien, whose real name is John Ronald Reuel, is a man of many talents. The majority of Tolkien’s career was spent as a renowned scholar of Old and Middle English and Old Norse at Oxford, despite the fact that he is best known to modern readers for composing The Lord of the Rings. In his leisure time, he would write and illustrate children’s and fantasy novels, compose poetry, and make up new alphabets and languages.

Middle-earth, the fictional realm where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place, is home to familiar yet incredibly ancient and fascinating people. Tolkien speaks insightfully about love and grief, courage and treachery, humility and pride through this alternative universe, giving his novels wide and enduring appeal.

Tolkien was a skilled amateur who painted for the sheer joy of it. Landscapes were his forte, and he frequently used his personal narratives as sources of inspiration. In order to better visualise the imagined situation as he was writing, he drew or painted several scenes from The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings.

For nearly forty years, Tolkien taught Old and Middle English, Old Norse, and Gothic at the Universities of Leeds and Oxford. His insightful lectures on ancient literature, such as the Old English epic poem Beowulf, demonstrate his mastery of long-forgotten tongues and reveal hitherto unknown facts about long-vanished cultures and their myths and tales.

Tolkien was born to English parents in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 1892. He was just three when he moved to England, and he spent his formative years in and around Birmingham. He earned his degree from Oxford in 1915 and served in France before being invalided home from the war. He returned to academia to teach Old and Middle English after the war. He worked on his so-called “legendarium,” or mythology for England, alongside his professional endeavours and ended up devoting his entire life to it. However, Tolkien did not limit himself to writing about Middle-earth; he also produced poetry, kidlit, and adult fairy tales. His body was returned to Oxford for burial after his death in 1973.

The Fellowship of the Ring Book Story Summary

Without Tolkien, what would have become of the fantasy genre? He provided the genre with the first fully realised setting, as well as motifs for both characters and stories that are still widely used today. Are we getting tired of these cliches? Yes, and so are cliches in other forms of media. King Solomon once stated, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” We continuously borrow concepts from others and attempt to make them our own. Many of these concepts were first presented by Tolkien. Both he and his Middle-earth are held in the highest esteem by me.

Having said that, I’ve never been a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien’s writing style (apart from The Hobbit, which is vastly different and, in my opinion, more approachable) tends to slow me down rather than draw me in. His settings are stunning, his characters engaging, and his story captivating. Though I should be, I can’t seem to get into it. I know it’s supposed to be good, but I just can’t bring myself to read this genre classic. I know it’s sacrilegious to say this about Tolkien, but I think Peter Jackson’s films did a better job at presenting the story and holding the attention of the audience than Tolkien did.

I’m rereading The Fellowship of the Ring for the second time. The second reading was just as challenging as the first. There were great parts, but they were interspersed with boring parts that I had to slog through. The book has a few advantages over the film: To begin, Frodo is way more awesome. He is not whining and helpless like Elijah Wood makes him seem. Frodo is witty, tough, and dependable in the book. Perhaps not as reliable as Sam, but far from the burden portrayed in the film. Second, Tom Bombadil is in the book! He’s one of the most intriguing and mysterious fictional characters, and I wish he hadn’t been left out of the movies. But aside from those two issues, I found myself enjoying the film more and more as it progressed. Just for the legacy it left behind, I give this book four stars.

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