The Fellowship of the Ring

Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547952015
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS 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 into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times

The Fellowship of the Ring


Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007522903
Category: Fiction
Page: 407
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Fantasy fiction. When they were first published, THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544363795
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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This collection will entertain all who appreciate the art of masterful letter writing. The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world: Middle-earth. Featuring a radically expanded index, this volume provides a valuable research tool for all fans wishing to trace the evolution of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Book 1)


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007322496
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring the definitive text and a detailed map of Middle-earth.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations


Author: Susan Ratcliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199567077
Category: Reference
Page: 592
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Based on the 7th ed. of the Oxford dictionary of quotations. Includes extensive coverage of literary and historical quotations and contains up-to-date material from today's influential literary and cultural figures. Includes 1,000 new quotes in categories such as catchphrases, film lines, official advice, and political slogans.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007322593
Category: Fiction
Page: 1216
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All three parts of the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King – available as one download, featuring the definitive edition of the text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and 3 maps including a detailed map of Middle-earth.

The Lord of the Rings

One Volume
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547951949
Category: Fiction
Page: 1216
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick 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. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

Fellowship of the Ring


Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780345272584
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 527
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Frodo Baggins, bearer of the Ring of Power that would enable the evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth, takes on the task of carrying the Ring to Mount Doom to oversee its destruction. A new cover features artwork from the upcoming film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, " starring Elijah Wood, Sir Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, and Liv Tyler, scheduled for release in December. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Picturing Tolkien

Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy
Author: Janice M. Bogstad,Philip E. Kaveny
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078648473X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 309
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This group of new critical essays offers multidisciplinary analysis of director Peter Jackson’s spectacularly successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Part One of the collection, “Techniques of Structure and Story,” compares and contrasts the organizational principles of the books and films. Part Two, “Techniques of Character and Culture,” focuses on the methods used to transform the characters and settings of Tolkien’s narrative into the personalities and places visualized on screen. Each of the sixteen essays includes extensive notes and a separate bibliography. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Literature of the 1950s

Good, Brave Causes
Author: Alice Ferrebe
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074865531X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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This lively study challenges the myths about apathy and smugness surrounding British literature of the period. It rereads the decade and its literature as crucial in twentieth-century British history for its emergent and increasingly complicated politics

There and Back Again

J R R Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit
Author: Mark Atherton
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857732684
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 320
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‘Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.’ Addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlórien to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, the prophetic words of Galadriel in the film The Fellowship of the Ring are just as pertinent to J R R Tolkien’s own fiction. For decades, hobbits, elves, dwarves, dragons and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations of a fiercely loyal tribe of readers, all enhanced by the immense success of Peter Jackson’s films: first The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now his new The Hobbit. But for all Tolkien’s global fame and the familiarity of modern culture with Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo and Sam, the sources of the great mythmaker’s own mythmaking have been neglected. Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on The Hobbit: Tolkien’s boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his formative experiences in the First World War; his studies in Norse mythology and medieval English literature; his love of language and dialect, and proverb and saying; his literary friendships, especially with C S Lewis and the Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. There and Back Again offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien’s life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born. Essential reading for all those who love and admire the rich and complex topographies of Middle-earth, the book will also have great appeal to students of literature, history and myth. It is the first to show in depth from where Tolkien drew creativity, and how these myriad resources inspired him to craft the most remarkable fantasy novels ever written, densely packed with fauna from another world.

The Hobbit and TolkienÕs Mythology

Essays on Revisions and Influences
Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786479604
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
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At the 2013 "Celebrating The Hobbit" conference at Valparaiso University--marking the 75th anniversary of the book's publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies--two plenary papers were presented: "Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien's Legendarium" by John D. Rateliff provided numerous examples of The Hobbit's influence on Tolkien's legendarium; and "Tolkien's French Connections" by Verlyn Flieger discussed French influences on the development of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. In discussions with the plenary speakers and other presenters, it became apparent that a book focusing on how The Hobbit influenced the subsequent development of Tolkien's legendarium was sorely needed. This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need. With Rateliff's and Flieger's papers included, the book presents two chapters on the Evolution of the Dwarven Race, two chapters on Durin's Day examining the Dwarven lunar calendar, and 11 chapters on themes exploring various topics on influences and revisions between The Hobbit and Tolkien's legendarium.

Access Skills in Non-Fiction


Author: Wendy Wren
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748793433
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Lower ability companion to the middle/higher ability NTFE core course at three Key Stage 3 Levels (Year 7, 8, 9). Twin-track (Fiction / Non-Fiction) student books with a photocopiable resource book and teacher's guide.

Film Firsts: The 25 Movies That Created Contemporary American Cinema


Author: Ethan Alter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440801886
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 271
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This forward-looking exploration of contemporary American film across the last 40 years identifies and examines the specific movies that changed the film industry and shaped its present and future. • Takes stock of the 2000s and explains how this period built on what came before and predicts how American cinema will continue to evolve in the next decade • Provides up-to-the-minute, contemporary treatment of contemporary cinema that will appeal to and resonate with young readers and film buffs in particular • Presents a historical perspective on 40 years of American film within the framework of a list of 25 essential movies to effectively capture readers' attention and expand their cinematic horizons beyond the latest Hollywood blockbuster production • Utilizes a film-by-film approach that also allows for the inclusion of appendices that focus upon ideas, subjects, and people in modern film, such as comic books, key actors and actresses, and video games

The Ring and the Cross

Christianity and The Lord of the Rings
Author: Paul E. Kerry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611470641
Category: Fiction
Page: 310
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The impact of Christianity on Tolkien's oeuvre, with particular reference to The Lord of the Rings. An articulate and authoritative analyses of Tolkien's Roman Catholicism and the role it plays in understanding his writings. The volume's contributors deftly explain the kinds of interpretations put forward and evidence marshaled when arguing for or against religious influence. The Ring and the Cross invites readers to draw their own conclusions about a subject that has fascinated Tolkien enthusiasts since the publication of his masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Paul E. Kerry is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, visiting fellow at The Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, and research associate at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Know Doubt

Embracing Uncertainty in Your Faith
Author: John Ortberg
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310340926
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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In this refreshingly candid look at what it takes to live a life of faith, John Ortberg takes an honest look at the misgivings and uncertainties that often shake our beliefs as we navigate through the highs and lows of life. Reflecting on his own bouts with doubt and uncertainty, Ortberg shares with readers his discovery that, rather than being a contradiction in terms, doubt and faith may be very much a part of each other. He challenges readers to consider how doubt can motivate us to study and learn, how questioning expands our understanding, and how uncertainty can lead to trust. These challenges point us toward the relief of being totally honest. The right kind of doubt can be a gift—an action-generating truth that actually allows us to deepen our faith and intimacy with God. Written to challenge, comfort, and inspire readers, Know Doubt reveals uncertainty as a cause for celebration.

In the Phrygian Mode

Neo-Calvinism, Antiquity and the Lamentations of Reformational Philosophy
Author: Robert Sweetman
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761830214
Category: Religion
Page: 311
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This volume... has emerged from a small scholarly conference... on the relationship between Christianity and Greco-Roman civilization, above all, that civilization's characteristic patterns of philosophical thought... The field of investigation [is] the neo-Calvinist current within Dutch protestantism and the elaboration in the 1920s and 1930s of 'Calvinistic' philosophy as one of its most distinctive effects... this 'parish tale' has more to recommend it than might appear at first blush. For there is a good argument to be made why such a thoroughly local study can benefit a much broader segment of contemporary Protestantism.