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Джон Роналд Руэл Толкин
The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

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.Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.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.J.R.R. Tolkien’s great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

BEING THE FIRST PART OF

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

BY

J.R.R. TOLKIEN

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Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

CONTENTS

COVER PAGE (#u38d715ac-95d4-5a58-a668-a42afdf0989b)

TITLE PAGE (#uabc928ca-df62-578d-835a-1712bf1d2f4f)

COPYRIGHT (#u8c7fc5f6-e80e-5072-aaaf-abc78eaceb36)

NOTE ON THE TEXT (#u9046f5ff-9d50-59d8-b41b-3c7f5f6c8491)

NOTE ON THE 50

ANNIVERSARY EDITION (#u79ea443f-5cf8-59de-8ca7-16ca1883351f)

FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION (#u67f6443e-5dd2-5da4-a599-192a60cd802a)

PROLOGUE (#uf9fc7c90-0b00-552c-9040-1ca6d7b17246)

BOOK ONE (#uc917af2b-a5fe-5ffe-bbca-1db1e7124015)

CHAPTER 1: A LONG-EXPECTED PARTY (#ufaa261d9-0349-5065-b9bf-cfd616a785f0)

CHAPTER 2: THE SHADOW OF THE PAST (#u483b3df0-955f-5559-aa44-0a1c5620eb1b)

CHAPTER 3: THREE IS COMPANY (#ud3b506ca-51ed-5c2c-8630-8214eac8ffef)

CHAPTER 4: A SHORT CUT TO MUSHROOMS (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 5: A CONSPIRACY UNMASKED (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 6: THE OLD FOREST (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 7: IN THE HOUSE OF TOM BOMBADIL (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 8: FOG ON THE BARROW-DOWNS (#litres_trial_promo)