The Silmarillion

This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547951981

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A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT. Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

The Silmarillion

SUMMARY: The tales of The Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing; he worked on the book throughout his life but never brought it to a final form.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien; Ted Nasmith

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SUMMARY: The tales of The Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing; he worked on the book throughout his life but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the RIngs look back and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The title Silmarillion is shortened from Quenta Silmarillion, "The History of the Silmarils," the three great jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves, in which he imprisoned the light of the Two Trees that illumined Valinor, the land of the gods. When Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, destroyed the Trees, that light lived on only in the Silmarils; Morgoth seized them and set them in his crown, guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. The Silmarillion is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his people against the gods, their exile in Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all the heroisim of Elves and Men, against the great Enemy. The book includes several other, shorter works beside The Silmarillion proper. Preceding it are "Ainulindale," the myth of Creation, and "Valaquenta," in which the nature and powers of each of the gods is set forth. After The Silmarillion is "Akallabeth," the story of the downfall of the great island kingdom of Numenor at the end of the Second Age; completing the volume is "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age," in which the events of The Lord of the Rings are treated in the manner of The Silmarillion. This new edition of The Silmarillion contains the revised and corrected "second edition" text and, by way of introduction, a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1951, which provides a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages. It also contains almost fifty full-color illustrations by the artist Ted Nasmith, many of which appear for the first time.

The Silmarillion

Tales and legends chronicling the world's beginnings and the happenings of the First Age, focusing on the theft of the Simarils--the three jewels crafted by Fèeanor--by Morgoth, first Dark Lord of Middle-earth.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618126989

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Tales and legends chronicling the world's beginnings and the happenings of the First Age, focusing on the theft of the Simarils--the three jewels crafted by Fèeanor--by Morgoth, first Dark Lord of Middle-earth.

Tolkien the Silmarillion

"In Tolkien and the Silmarillion, Clyde S. Kilby spins his remembrance of a summer's close personal acquaintance with J. R. R. Tolkien into an intimate portrait of the writer whose mythic universe has kindled the imagination of a vast ...

Author: Clyde S. Kilby

Publisher: Shaw

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Category: Fantasy fiction, English

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"In Tolkien and the Silmarillion, Clyde S. Kilby spins his remembrance of a summer's close personal acquaintance with J. R. R. Tolkien into an intimate portrait of the writer whose mythic universe has kindled the imagination of a vast audience. Here Kilby not only provides a rich diversity of clues to the content of that looked-for magnum opus, The Silmarillion, but elaborates on Tolkien's personal and literary relationships with his contemporaries, C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams." --

A Reader s Guide to The Silmarillion

But , whatever his personal preferences , he cannot end The Silmarillion in this
way . It is set far back in a pre - Christian age , and its theme is Morgoth ' s
implanting of the seeds of evil in the hearts of Elves and Men , which will bear evil
fruit ...

Author: Paul Harold Kocher

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin

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This book serves a reference for readers of Tolkien's other well known opus.

Articles on the Silmarillion Including

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

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ISBN: 9781242688089

Category: Social Science

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on The Silmarillion.More info: The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkien's mythopoeic works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher Tolkien in 1977, with assistance from Guy Gavriel Kay, who later became a noted fantasy writer. The Silmarillion, along with J. R. R. Tolkien's other works, forms a comprehensive, yet incomplete, narrative that describes the universe of Middle-earth within which The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place.

The Complete Guide to Middle earth

This is an A-Z guide to the names, places and events in the fantasy world of J.R.R. TOLKIEN. Middle-Earth, the world in which the stories take place, is as real and complex as our own.

Author: Robert Foster

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0261102524

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 441

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This is an A-Z guide to the names, places and events in the fantasy world of J.R.R. TOLKIEN. Middle-Earth, the world in which the stories take place, is as real and complex as our own. Events, geography and names were created with care and loving attention by Tolkien, who wanted every single detail of his books to fit into their total pattern. A belief in perfection, the fun of the sub-creation and the desire to create something totally convincing involved him in map-making, endless charts of dates and events and the development of his many invented languages.

The Silmarillion

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 91.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 91. Chapters: Characters in The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, Akallab th, Ungoliant, Gil-galad, Manw, Valaquenta, E rendil, Glorfindel, Varda, F anor, Aul, Ulmo, Elros, Celebrimbor, Nienna, Finw, Oss, Elwing, Ainulindal, Glaurung, Beren, L thien, Melian, Thingol, Finrod Felagund, Finarfin, Maedhros, Caranthir, Fingolfin, Barahir, Angrod, Orodreth, Sauron, T rin Turambar, Morgoth, Galadriel, Quenta Silmarillion, Red Book of Westmarch, Elrond, Hador, C rdan, H rin, Easterlings, Ni nor N niel, E l, Tuor, Beleg, Morwen, Brandir, Maglor, Curufin, Eru Il vatar, Idril, Dior Eluch l, Celegorm, Aredhel, Finduilas, Fingon, Maeglin, Voronw, Erendis, B or, Turgon, Marach, Huor, Ecthelion of the Fountain, Carcharoth, Lalaith, Amras, M m, E nw, Haleth, Gorlim, Halmir, Aerin, R an, Mablung, Dorlas, Haldir, Arien, Amrod, Uinen, Tilion, Ilmar, Nimloth, Elur d and Elur n, Salmar, Thuringwethil. Excerpt: Sauron (pronounced ) is the primary antagonist and titular character of the epic fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. In the same work, he is revealed to be the same character as "the Necromancer" from Tolkien's earlier novel The Hobbit. In Tolkien's The Silmarillion (published posthumously by Tolkien's son Christopher Tolkien), he is also revealed to have been the chief lieutenant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth. Tolkien noted that the "angelic" powers of his constructed myth "were capable of many degrees of error and failing," but by far the worst was "the absolute Satanic rebellion and evil of Morgoth and his satellite Sauron." The cosmological myth prefixed to The Silmarillion explains how the supreme being Eru initiated his creation by bringing into being innumerable spirits, "the offspring of his thought," who were with him before anything else had been made. The being later known as Sauron...

The Sillymarillion

Satirizing one of J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular fantasy epics, a parody in the tradition of Bored of the Rings blends modern humor with Tolkien's saga of good and evil. Original.

Author: D. R. Lloyd

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ISBN: 9781593600259

Category: Fiction

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Satirizing one of J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular fantasy epics, a parody in the tradition of Bored of the Rings blends modern humor with Tolkien's saga of good and evil. Original.

QBD the Silmarillion

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The Living Church

Even so did Within two weeks it had shot to first of the rustic humor of The Lord of
the Tolkien work upon and endlessly rework place in the best - seller lists , and
there it Rings and The Hobbit and not much The Silmarillion over the years ...

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Constructions of Gender and Sexualities in J R R Tolkien s The Silmarillion and the Lord of the Rings

Author: Stella Michelle Ray

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J R R Tolkien

So LR, building on history and legend in The Silmarillion, begins its existence, in
Stanley Unwin's intent, as 'the New Hobbit', as a sequel; but as it developed it
became both a chronological sequel and, in the narratives of explanation from
one ...

Author: Charles Moseley

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Tolkien was a specialist in a recherché field. He did not, at least initially, write for a mass audience. Yet for many in the 60s his books, particularly Lord of the Rings, became a political badge and an interpretative text. Widely translated, his fiction won the accolade both of parody and of its own learned journal; rock bands took names from his characters; and "Tolkien" - or how he was read - demonstrably affected modern fantasy, in writing, film, video- and board-game. This book explores how his work came to be so diversely received. Dr Moseley's critical discussion examines Tolkien's view of fiction as "sub-creation", exploring his analysis of mythopoeia and of the status of art and literature in relation to his own practice. It is argued that in the critical concerns of Tolkien and his circle lie the key to important issues in his fiction. His use of linguistic game and literary pastiche is explored without obscuring his emotional commitment to the making of myths that expressed some of h

The Silmarillion of Beren and L thien

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Glimpses of the Silmarillion

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The Image of King and Kingship in J R R Tolkien s The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings

Author: David A. Kopp

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Category: Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature

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Lightning from a Clear Sky

Author: Richard Mathews

Publisher: Millefleurs

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Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 63

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Silmarillion

This collection features six paintings by Alan Lee of scenes from J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit, and is suitable for hanging as posters or mounting and hanging.

Author: Ted Nasmith

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ISBN: 9780261103764

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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This collection features six paintings by Alan Lee of scenes from J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit, and is suitable for hanging as posters or mounting and hanging.

J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia

The narrative of the published Silmarillion had been largely fixed from its first
emergence in The Book of Lost Tales; it tells the story of Tolkien's invented
universe from its creation by the One divine being (Eru or Ilu ́vatar) with the
assistance of ...

Author: Michael D. C. Drout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415969425

Category: History

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A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

A New Light Tolkien s Philosophy of Creation in The Silmarillion

Abstract: Tolkien's vision of the cosmos around us and of the powers that shape it is expressed in the Ainulindalë, the opening chapter of The Silmarillion .

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Abstract: Tolkien's vision of the cosmos around us and of the powers that shape it is expressed in the Ainulindalë, the opening chapter of The Silmarillion . It contains a description of Tolkien's philosophy of creation and creativity embedded in an account of God's creation of the world, beginning with Music, and connected with various patristic and mystical writings of the Christian tradition, as well as with the Kabbalah. This holistic vision of the universe in the light of Christian teaching gives us the basis for Christian ecology, and a hint of the writer's vocation.