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

(Book #1 in the The Lord of the Rings Series)

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The Fellowship of the Ring is the first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure tale, 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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

22 ratings

Like apparently everyone else, I received the wrong copy

I ordered the mass market edition because I wanted a matching set, but I received a movie cover instead

Got the wrong edition

Ordered a specific edition to complete a set and was sent the wrong one

Improper Description

The book that arrived was not the cover art I hoped to receive but I understand they do not always ship the cover art that is pictured. However it was described as “VERY GOOD” condition. This book has a large stain on the spine, heavy spine wear and creases and the pages are coming loose in the binding.

Not what I ordered

I was trying to complete a set and received the movie cover instead of what the picture showed. Customer service was useless and won’t even let me return it! Very disappointed!

Not the book pictured, misleading advertising.

The book I was sent is not the version advertised. The cover is just a picture of Elijah Wood from the movie. This is not what I was looking for, otherwise I wouldn’t have bought this.

Frustrating. I don’t order a book for just the story, often it’s the book itself. So when I saw this

The story is epic.

Great! Very excited!

So excited to start reading.

Same as everyone - deceiving cover art

I even made sure I looked up the ISBN before I ordered it, and I still ended up with the movie cover which I do not like and deliberately was trying to avoid.

Vintage Cover

Found a vintage cover of the series, love these books, My kids even thought they looked awesome and vintagy, might have to hide these books.

Send what’s pictured

Stop sending Mass Market Hardbacks or other TINY editions when what’s pictured is not a mass market hardback or small editions when someone is asking for a hardback, people like matching sets with their books whether it be type of book (hard or paperback) or the covers being similar or at least in the same style and their books the same size. It’s hard to read anything that’s in Mass Market size for some.

Wrong edition

I also got the book with movie cover which is not the one what i wanted. I chose the books so they would match

Wrong book

I was trying to order a set of the three books. I got one of three with the cover I selected and two with the movie cover on it. I purposefully didn’t order with the movie cover on it because I prefer the designs of the other ones.

Cover art not what I anticipated.

Ordered the book because of the cover art, disappointed to receive a different edition. Already own copies of the book, the pictured art was the only reason for purchase.

Not as pictured

Very disappointed. I was trying to get a matching set of the books. Ordered a mass market paper back with an illustrated cover received a movie cover which I am not a fan of.

Not the book i expected.

I love the book but I thought I was buying the Alan Lee illustrated version to match the other two I have. When I ordered the book, the images were that of the illustrated version and that is not what I received.

The book was missing 32 pages!!! Very frustrating 😡

The book was missing 32 pages!!! Very frustrating 😡

The books I received were not the ones pictured.

The books online appear to be the “mass market paperback” with writing and dark colors but what I received are the movie covers. :/

Best book ever


Una genialidad de Tolkien

Este libro es definitivamente un libro para toda persona que quiera tener una biblioteca completa. Esta es la obra maestra de J.R.R. Tolkien. La genialidad de poder llevarlo a uno a los lugares que estan siendo descritos, y la habilidad de poder incluirlo a uno en la historia es fascinante. Espero que lo disfruten

Great book; Spanish translation a little clunky at times

Let me just start by declaring my belief that JRR Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" is one of the greatest works of fiction -- not just fantasy, but ALL fiction -- ever. And I've read a lot of fiction in my life! Still, the main question here is whether or not the Spanish language translation does the original English book justice. Unfortunately, I'd have to say that from that perspective, "El Senor de los Anillos" has some serious problems. The main problem is probably inherent to ANY translation of Tolkien from English into another language. Professor Tolkien, as a great student of language, chose his words, accents, and dialects extremely carefully. Unfortunately, many of these choices, such as Sam's working class speech patterns ("coneys," "Gaffer," and all his many idiosyncratic sayings and references), or the Orcs rough (Cockney?) accents, just don't really come across in Spanish. I have found the same thing in other translations, such as when I read "Tom Sawyer" in French back in High School. Same deal. In addition, however, I also caught numerous instances of outright errors in "El Senor de los Anillos," which in the case of Tolkien and his care for such things, are truly egregious. For instance, on numerous occasions the translator said "East" when he meant "West" or vice versa. Not good, especially when these directions are fraught with meaning in Tolkien's conception of Middle Earth. Less egregiously, I found some of the literal translations -- "Bolson" for "Baggins" or "Comarca" for "Shire" simply to be annoying. Why translate proper names? Must be a translator thing; I just don't understand!Finally, a problem both with translation into other languages as well as into film is the loss of much of Tolkien's poetry. In the case of the blockbuster movie trilogy, poetry was kept to a minimum in favor of a predictable (heavy) emphasis on action, action, and more ACTION! In the Spanish translation, the problem is that the rhyming schemes which Tolkien uses, which are critical (in my humble opinion) to a true appreciation and enjoyment of the poems, are basically demolished. Maybe it wouldn't matter so much with other authors, but again, in the case of Tolkien, where each word choice is given tremendous thought and care, alteration of rhyming patterns can only lessen the impact of what Tolkien is getting at and the sheer beauty of his poetry.Having said all this, despite the frustrations mentioned above, I enjoyed reading Lord of the Rings in Spanish, which I mainly undertook as part of my studies of the language. Reading a familiar book in another language is not a bad way to improve your vocabulary and general command of that language. Still, I would love to see a translation of "Lord of the Rings" that comes without the sloppy errors and that rings truer in spirit to the original.


Este libro de aventuras epicas nos revela una gran imaginacion de parte de su autor, en el cual poco a poco nos internamos en un mundo completamente nuevo, y sin sentirlo llegamos a ser parte de la aventura. En verdad queda poco tiempo para desviarse de la lectura mientras uno tiene tiempo libre, pues la narracion es tan absorvente que quieres devorar literalmente hoja por hoja cada una de las aventuras de los personajes de esta historia.Si te gustan los libros de aventuras epicas y mitologia, creo que estos libros te van a encantar

Finally a "real" unabridged recording of LOTR

I am not one who usually buys books-on-tape (or CD as in this case) but I have long wanted to obtain the Lord of the Rings so as to hear this incredible story over and over. After having read it several times, my book is in tatters and so I searched for an unabridged audio recording. Many of those that I have seen claim to be "unabridged" but the fact is that they are not complete! They give parts of the books in full but leave out many sections or chapters. This set by Rob Inglis is COMPLETE!!! It is very well read with no drastic voicing of characters. Characters are easily distinguished and thoroughly enjoyable. This set is not full of sound effects and music, so if you are looking for that this is not for you. However, I personally prefer the fact that this is not an over-production and is rather quite focussed on what I wanted in the first place, the characters and the story. Inglis does a marvelous job and I am very happy with this set. Again, not to harp on it but, this is a "complete" package well worth the money!!!

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