The Silmarillion

The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: Harper Collins publishers

ISBN: 9780007523221

Category: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)

Page: 480

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A new B-format edition of this novel, designed to take fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings deeper into the myths and legends of Middle-earth The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It 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 tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of N�menor at the end of the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings. This pivotal work features the revised, corrected text and includes, by way of an introduction, a fascinating letter written by Tolkien in 1951 in which he gives a full explanation of how he conceived the early Ages of Middle-earth.

The Silmarillion

"Time " The story of the creation of the world and of 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.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780048232304

Category: Elves

Page: 439

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Majestic . . . Readers of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" will find in "The Silmarillion" a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury . . . It overwhelms the reader. "Time " The story of the creation of the world and of 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. A creation of singular beauty . . . magnificent in its best moments. " Washington Post " Heart-lifting . . . a work of power, eloquence and noble vision . . . Superb "Wall Street Journal ""

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: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780544338012

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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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.

The Silmarillion

The forerunner to The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion fills in the background which lies behind the more popular work, and gives the earlier history of Middle-earth, introducing some of the key characters.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007322569

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The popular paperback edition with a cover design by Tolkien himself, to complement the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings paperbacks. Includes a special preface by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Silmarillion

A complete consistency (either within the compass of The Silmarillion itself or
between The Silmarillion and other published writings of my father's) is not to be
looked for, and could only be achieved, if at all, at heavy and needless cost.

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547951981

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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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.

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

ISBN:

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 89

View: 333

"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

ISBN:

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 286

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

The Complete Guide to Middle earth

This a glossary of people, places, and things included in Tolkien's books.

Author: Robert Foster

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fantastic fiction, English

Page: 575

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This a glossary of people, places, and things included in Tolkien's books.

Arda Reconstructed

He also cites the works of some of the most important Tolkien scholars, including Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Christina Scull, Wayne Hammond, Charles Noad, and David Bratman, in an attempt to understand and explain why these changes may ...

Author: Douglas Charles Kane

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780980149630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 465

composite work. He compares the published text with the source texts contained in the volumes of The History of Middle-earth (as well as other works such as Unfinished Tales of Middle-earth and Numenor, The Children of Hurin, and - in one case - Tolkien's letters) and identifies patterns of major and minor changes made to these source materials that result in the reconstruction of the finished text. He also cites the works of some of the most important Tolkien scholars, including Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Christina Scull, Wayne Hammond, Charles Noad, and David Bratman, in an attempt to understand and explain why these changes may have been made." --Book Jacket.

Mythprint

Based on this textual evidence , he presents a list of those texts that would have
constituted The Silmarillion if J . R . R . Tolkien had managed to bring it to
publishable form in his lifetime . Concluding the first section is David Bratman ' s
lively ...

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Category: Fantasy fiction, English

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The Silmarillion Thirty Years on

The six articles in this collection commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the long-awaited publication in 1977 of Christopher Tolkien's edition of The Silmarillion, the first opportunity for most readers to learn more about the detailed ...

Author: Allan Turner

Publisher: Walking Tree Pub

ISBN: 9783905703108

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 948

The six articles in this collection commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the long-awaited publication in 1977 of Christopher Tolkien's edition of The Silmarillion, the first opportunity for most readers to learn more about the detailed mythology and history which underlie, explicitly or implicitly, the narrative of The Lord of the Rings. In view of the long and complex publication history of the texts relating to the legendarium, even thirty years is perhaps too short a time to form a critical consensus about the work. Nevertheless, the articles presented here hope to give a picture of some of the the areas of investigation that have established themselves in that period: mythopoeia, theology, the legacy of the ancient North, and the ways in which a text is created. The contribution by Rhona Beare is a completely re-written version of a section from her now out of print introduction to The Silmarillion; the others have all been written specially for the occasion.

Senior High School Library Catalog

... Silmarillion SC Contents : Ainulindale ; Valaquenta ; Quenta Silmarillion : Of
the beginning of days ; Quenta Silmarillion : Of Autë and Yavanna ; Quenta
Silmarillion : Of the coming of the elves and the captivity of Melkor ; Quenta
Silmarillion ...

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Best books

Page:

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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Lightning from a Clear Sky

Author: Richard Mathews

Publisher: Millefleurs

ISBN:

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 63

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Tolkien Studies

that Christopher Tolkien , with assistance from Guy Kay , added more than mere
compilation expertise in creating the Silmarillion manuscript , in particular , the
section titled “ The Ruin of Doriath . ” Whether such editorial liberties enhance or
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Category: Electronic journals

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The J R R Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection

With a total value of £280 this special collection represents a saving of £80.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007273560

Category:

Page:

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The ultimate collector's gift set, comprising four deluxe slipcased editions of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, all housed in a sturdy box. With a total value of 280 this special collection represents a saving of 80.

The J R R Tolkien Handbook

THE SILMARILLION ( 1977 ) matter into artistic form . The second section is the
Valaquenta — the history of the Valar . * Then follows the main and largest
section , the Quenta SilmarillionThe Silmarillion proper ( the ' history of the
Silmarils ...

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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The essential guide on Tolkien and all things Middle-Earth. Elves, wizards, hobbits, orcs, ents, and much more.

Short Story Index

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Category: Short stories

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J R R Tolkien s The Silmarillion

Author: Rhona Beare

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780909242497

Category:

Page: 48

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Tolkien Race and Cultural History

Most Tolkien fans would identify Tolkien ' s mythology with The Silmarillion ,
published four years after the author ' s death . Somewhat unusually , the
unfinished manuscript for The Silmarillion was edited and ' re - constructed by
Tolkien ' s ...

Author: Dimitra Fimi

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Looks at the mythology of Tolkien's works, describing how it changed and evolved throughout his lifetime.

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781593600259

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 967

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.