The beginning of the tale of Frodo's quest, picking up after Bilbo acquired the One Ring in The Hobbit
, The Fellowship of the Ring
masterfully sets up the epic journey he will embark upon to Mordor. Possessing a magic ring that must be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom--lest the free people of Middle Earth fall--Frodo is helped in quest by Merry, Pippin, Samwise, and Fredegar, as well as those he meets along the way: Tom Bombadil, Farmer Maggot, Glorfindel, Strider, and other beings. 398 pages, softcover.
This text contains all revisions and corrections, and is based on the 1965/66 edition published by Houghton Mifflin.
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