dimanche 18 janvier 2009

Les incipits : TOLKIEN, The Lord of the Rings.

This book is largely concerned with Hobbits, and from its pages a reader may discover much of their character and a little of their history.

When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.
(The Fellowship of the Ring)

Aragorn sped on up the hill.
(The Two Towers)

Pippin looked out from the shelter of Gandalf's cloak.
(The Return of the King)

J.R.R. TOLKIEN, The Lord of the Rings, 1954, 1954, 1955 (1966).

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