The Fall of Gondolin

In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008302782

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar.

The Lay of the Fall of Gondolin

A retelling of the story of Gondolin's fall in the form of rhymed epic verse--recasting the material taken from the prose narrative published in Tolkien's The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.--p. 3.

Author: Nathan Spinaze

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539879039

Category: Fantasy poetry, English

Page: 88

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A retelling of the story of Gondolin's fall in the form of rhymed epic verse--recasting the material taken from the prose narrative published in Tolkien's The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.--p. 3.

Finding God in the Lord of the Rings

THE SILMARILLION, “OF TUOR AND THE FALL OF GONDOLIN” Glancing over
his shoulder, Tuor shaded his eyes against the lurid red glare above the hill of
Amon Gwareth. There, in the middle of the wide plain of Tumladen lay the
scorched ...

Author: Kurt Bruner

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

ISBN: 1496447484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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The bestselling book now revised and updated with new content!Hailed as the most popular and best-loved series of the twentieth century, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is more than a great story; it's a reflection of life's epic quest for all of us. Examining the Christian themes in J. R. R. Tolkien's masterwork, bestselling authors Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware reveal a rich tapestry of hope, friendship, redemption, and faith in the face of overwhelming odds. More than 200,000 copies sold Includes six new chapters and a discussion guide A helpful resource for personal study, devotions, or group discussion

The Great Tales of Middle Earth

The Great Tales of Middle-earth is a beautiful boxed set of the most recently published novels of Middle-earth: Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin, packaged together for the first time.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780358003915

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

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Celts Romans Britons

Nowhere is this more so than in the city of Gondolin , founded by the Noldorian
prince Turgon.28 Turgon is , at least at first ... 29 Tolkien's earliest versions of the
Fall of Gondolin , drafted around 1917 , have clear contemporary allusions ...

Author: Francesca Kaminski-Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198863071

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 546

This book investigates the ways in which ideas associated with the Celtic and the Classical have been used to construct identities (national/ethnic/regional etc.) in Britain, from the period of the Roman conquest to the present day.

The Forsaken Realm of Tolkien

John Garth points out an odd contradiction in the dating of The Fall of Gondolin
between Tolkien ' s own statements and the evidence of other writings around
this time : ' JRRT recalled that “ The Fall of Gondolin ' was ' written in hospital and
 ...

Author: Alexander Lewis

Publisher:

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Page: 263

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"In this volume of their ground-breaking research, Lewis and Currie explore the earliest writings that formed a part of Tolkien's invented mythology to look for the origins and the sources. The authors of the highly-acclaimed Uncarted Realms of Tolkien venture out like Victorian explorers seeking the source of a mighty river. Their journey is no less spectacular--for in the cauldron of a World War the youthful Tolkien found is imagination turning to thoughts of Eärendil the Mariner and to Gondolin, and elvish city doomed to destruction. We find the sources of Tolkien's invented mythology are as wide-ranging as any river that Victorian explorers sought after. With tenacious research techniques, rigorous and painstaking investigation, Lewis and Currie in this book overturn a number of long-held opinions which were founded on little more than hearsay. By the use of rarely seen medieval texts some of which are translated for the first time in the modern era, and the use of Greek Philogy, Lewis and Currie have uncovered a fascinating web of connections. Find out where Gondolin is drawn from, and where else the same sources were utilised in The Lord of the Rings. Read about the fascinating origins of the hero-sailor who would become Eärendil. And discover the truly amazing background to the Witch-king, the Lord of Nazgul from The Lord of the Rings." --From cover.

J R R Tolkien

In August 2018, as this book was getting close to being finished, Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt published Tolkien's The Fall of Gondolin as edited by his son,
Christopher. The Fall of Gondolin is the third of the four great stories of the First
Age: The ...

Author: Toby Widdicombe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350092169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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With his richly detailed world of Middle Earth and the epic tales he told around it, J.R.R. Tolkien invented the modern fantasy novel. For readers and students getting to grips with this world for the first time, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Guide for the Perplexed is an essential guide to the author's life and work. The book helps readers explore: · Tolkien's life and times · Tolkien's mythical world · The languages of Middle Earth · The major works – The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings · Posthumously published writings – from The Silmarillion to the recently discovered The Fall of Gondolin With reference to adaptations of Tolkien's work including the Peter Jackson films, notes on Tolkien's sources and surveys of key scholarly and critical writings, this is an accessible and authoritative guide to one of the 20th century's greatest and most popular writers.

The Book of Lost Tales Part Two

Additional books in this series will extend the history of Middle-earth as it was refined and enlarged in later years and will include the long Lays of Beleriand, the Ambarkanta or Shape of the World, the Lhammas or Account of Tongues, ...

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547952066

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916, when he was twenty-five years old, and left incomplete several years later. It stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, for the Lost Tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend and association, they are set in the narrative frame of the great westward voyage of a mariner named Eriel (or AElfwine). His destination is Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle where Elves dwell; from them he learns their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. The Tales include the earliest accounts of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmography of their invented world. The Book of Lost Tales is published in two volumes. The first contains the Tales of Valinor; and this second part includes Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. Each tale is followed by a commentary, together with associated poems, and each volume contains extensive information on names and vocabulary of the earliest Elvish languages. Additional books in this series will extend the history of Middle-earth as it was refined and enlarged in later years and will include the long Lays of Beleriand, the Ambarkanta or Shape of the World, the Lhammas or Account of Tongues, annals, maps, and many other previously unpublished writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The History of Middle Earth Index

Author: Christopher Tolkien

Publisher: History of Middle-earth

ISBN:

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 484

View: 479

Complete integrated indices of History of Middle-earth volumes to complement new series. For the first time every index from each of the twelve volumes of The History Of Middle-earth has been published together in a single volume - to create a supreme index charting the writing of Tolkien's masterpieces The Lord of The Rings and The Silmarillion. This stunning work of reference complements the fascinating History of Middle-earth series, now repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the 'black cover' A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

War and the Works of J R R Tolkien

Tolkien ' s first known prose writing after his experiences on the battlefields of
northern France , “ The Fall of Gondolin , ” expands on a mention of the city ' s fall
in the prose introduction to “ Kortirion . ” It is full of extended and terrifying scenes
 ...

Author: Janet Brennan Croft

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

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Examines the role of war in Tolkien's life and works

Unfinished Tales

I Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin My father said more than once that 'The Fall
of Gondolin' was the first of the tales of the First Age to be composed, and there is
no evidence to set against his recollection. In a letter of 1964 he declared that ...

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007322577

Category: Fiction

Page: 470

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The popular paperback edition of this fascinating collection of stories, which continue the tales of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion and contains an alternative version of The Children of Hurin.

The J R R Tolkien Handbook

GONDOLIN 3019 Perishes in the Cracks of Doom after biting the Ring off Frodo '
s hand . Gondolin In The Silmarillion , * a great city ... Gondolin , Fall of See '
TUOR AND THE FALL OF GONDOLIN ' . Gondor Founded in the Second Age *
by ...

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.

Mythprint

Perhaps an influence of Tolkien ' s “ Moria ” sequence , written by this time and
presumably read to the Inklings . ( 2 ) the names Tor and Tinidril , Tolkien thought
, were inspired by Tuor and Idril in Tolkien ' s “ The Fall of Gondolin ” ( Carpenter
 ...

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Category: Fantasy fiction, English

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J R R Tolkien

This is ' The Fall of Gondolin ' , which tells of the assault on the last elvish
stronghold by Morgoth , the prime power of evil . After a terrible battle a group of
the inhabitants of Gondolin make their escape , and among them is Earendel ,
grandson ...

Author: Humphrey Carpenter

Publisher: London : Allen and Unwin

ISBN:

Category: Anglicists

Page: 287

View: 679

"Several million readers throughout the world have enjoyed The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. This is the authorized biography of their creator, J.R.R. Tolkien." --

The Complete Guide to Middle earth

Yet the secret of Gondolin was kept, for Turgon managed to withdraw unseen
behind the defense of Húrin and Huor. ... After the fall of Gondolin the remnant of
the Gondolindrim, led by Tuor and Indril, dwelt in Arvernien and the Mouths of ...

Author: Robert Foster

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780345449764

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

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Lists every character, event, and place in all of Tolkien's books set in Middle-Earth, incorporating detailed references to "The Silmarillion," which the author considered his most important work.

The Hobbit

In any case , Elrond ( who appears in mythological manuscripts as early as 1926
) has the elvish trait of immortality . When he mentions the fall of Gondolin , he
refers to his family history , almost his memory . He is more than six thousand
years ...

Author: William Howard Green

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

View: 617

Describes the historical and literary background of "The Hobbit," and offers an interpretation of its major themes

Tolkien in the Land of Heroes

A graphic example is the fall of Gondolin , the hidden city built by Turgon as a last
defense against Morgoth . Thought to be invulnerable , Gondolin is laid low by
the treachery of Maeglin , grandson of Fingolfin . The effects of the fall of the ...

Author: Anne C. Petty

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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Petty explores why J.R.R. Tolkien's works continue to resonate with new generations of readers as she reveals the underlying themes of his timeless classics. Illustrations.

The Book of Lost Tales

This second part of The Book of Lost Tales includes the tale of Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780715479

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 629

More of the fantastic early chronicle of Middle-earth, which gave rise to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.


The Road to Middle Earth

Take , for instance , the fall of Gondolin , the ' Hidden City ' of which Tolkien had
written as far back as The Hobbit . It was founded by Turgon under the direct
guidance of the Valar , and from it comes in the end the stock of Eärendil , the ...

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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The author draws on his own knowledge of Anglo-Saxon and on his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien to show that the key to the inspiration, magic, and enchantment of Tolkien's Middle-earth books is language itself