Readers International: The Fellowship of the Ring

>> Friday, July 29, 2011

Today is the 57th anniversary of the day Mr. Tolkien first published The Fellowship of the Ring.
Let's celebrate by studying the fantasy epic's covers through the ages (and around the world).

UK (first edition)
US (first edition)
Canada
1965
1980's
Bulgaria
Estonia
Germany
Sweden
Italy
Romania
Hungary
The Netherlands
Poland
Slovakia



3 Comments:

Sananora July 29, 2011 at 8:08 AM  

I have a complete set of the 1980's cover and everyone on it looks like complete dorks...

Marian July 29, 2011 at 9:44 AM  

Interesting! I love the Sweden and Bulgaria editions. The 1965 one is cool, too, but it doesn't look a lot like The Shire to me. I have the 1965 ROTK, and it has a bunch of bizarre dragons on the cover--not sure which part of the book that refers to!

Margaret W. August 2, 2011 at 2:33 PM  

I quite enjoyed the German one.

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