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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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The Fall of Gondolin

I will begin this book by returning to the quotation that I used to open Beren and Lúthien: a letter written by my father in 1964, in which he said that out of my head he wrote The Fall of Gondolin during sick-leave from the army in 1917 ...

Author: J. Tolkien

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ISBN: 9781727456875

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Page: 138

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I will begin this book by returning to the quotation that I used to open Beren and Lúthien: a letter written by my father in 1964, in which he said that out of my head he wrote The Fall of Gondolin during sick-leave from the army in 1917, and the original version of Beren and Lúthien in the same year.

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.

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.

Beren and L thien

New York Times Bestseller “A good introduction to LOTR fans nervous about taking on The Silmarillion, and also gives longtime fans a fascinating look at the Tolkiens’ myth-making process.”—EntertainmentWeekly.com “A beautiful book ...

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 132878486X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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New York Times Bestseller “A good introduction to LOTR fans nervous about taking on The Silmarillion, and also gives longtime fans a fascinating look at the Tolkiens’ myth-making process.”—EntertainmentWeekly.com “A beautiful book.”—San Antonio Express-News “With eloquence and diligence and care, the son reconstructs and retraces the father’s journey, pursuing the tale through draft after draft as Tolkien pursued his vision of Middle-earth.”—NPR.org The epic tale of Beren and Lúthien became an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of J.R.R. Tolkien’s First Age of the World. Always key to the story is the fate that shadowed their love: Beren was a mortal man, Lúthien an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, imposed on Beren an impossible task before he might wed Lúthien: to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, of a Silmaril. Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, Beren and Lúthien reunites fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, along with the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Christopher Tolkien tells the story in his father’s own words by giving its original form as well as prose and verse passages from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed.

J R R Tolkien

The Fall of Gondolin is the third of the four great stories of the First Age: The Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and “The Tale of Eärendel” being the ...

Author: Toby Widdicombe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350092150

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 Children of H rin

At that time also he turned again at last to the 'great tale' of the Fall of Gondolin, still extant only in the Lost Tale from some thirty-five years before ...

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547952104

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The Children of Húrin is the first complete book by J.R.R.Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Túrin, son of Húrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth—awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him. The paperback edition of The Children of Húrin includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee and a black-and-white map.

Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle earth

In the spring of 1920 he was invited to read a paper to the Essay Club of his college (Exeter); and he read 'The Fall of Gondolin'.

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054795199X

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publication, Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and further relates events as told in The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings. The book concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalf's lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring. Unfinished Tales also contains the only surviving story about the long ages of Númenor before its downfall, and all that is known about the Five Wizards sent to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, about the Seeing Stones known as the Palantiri, and about the legend of Amroth.

Tolkien And The Great War

In hospital and on leave after returning from the Battle of the Somme , Tolkien wrote his tale , ' The Fall of Gondolin ' , a major imaginative turning ...

Author: John Garth

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618574810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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The author focuses on a little-discussed aspect of J. R. R. Tolkien's life--his harrowing experiences in the trenches during World War I--revealing how the death of two comrades in particular influenced his later life and literary career. Reprint.

The Book of Lost Tales

A collection of Tolkien's early tales offers the original accounts of the characters and world of Middle-earth and is accompanied by extensive commentary by Tolkien's son

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1984, c1983-c1984.

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Category: Fiction

Page: 385

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A collection of Tolkien's early tales offers the original accounts of the characters and world of Middle-earth and is accompanied by extensive commentary by Tolkien's son

The Book of Lost Tales

The second part of the book that was Tolkien's first conception of the Middle Kingdom features the tales of Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, the Necklace of the Dwarves, and the Fall of Gondolin.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: History of Middle-Earth (Paper

ISBN: 9780345375223

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

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The second part of the book that was Tolkien's first conception of the Middle Kingdom features the tales of Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, the Necklace of the Dwarves, and the Fall of Gondolin. Reissue.

J R R Tolkien

The most complete form of “The Fall of Gondolin” is to be found in The Book of Lost Tales, but, unfortunately, this was written therefore early in the ...

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Long before the successful The Lord of the Rings films, J.R.R. Tolkien's creations, imagination, and characters had captured the attention of millions of readers. But who was the man who dreamt up the intricate languages and perfectly crafted world of Middle-earth? Tolkien had a difficult life, for many years: orphaned and poor, his guardian forbad him to communicate with the woman he had fallen in love with, and he went through the horrors of the First World War. An intensely private and brilliant scholar, he spent over fifty years working on the languages, history, peoples and geography of Middle-earth, with a consistent mythology and body of legends inspired by a formidable knowledge of early northern European history and culture. J.R.R. Tolkien became a legend by creating an imaginary world that has enthralled and delighted generations. This delightful and accessible biography brings him to life. Colin Duriez has appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television's The Worlds of Fantasy. He is also the author of The Inklings Handbook (with the late David Porter), J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed to definitive reference works, The Tolkien Encyclopedia and a number of other tomes relating to Tolkien.

The Inklings and Culture

The Formidable Gates of Gondolin As told in various versions of “The Fall of Gondolin,” Turgon's hidden kingdom was last to fall of the great Elven kingdoms ...

Author: Monika B. Hilder

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527562654

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 411

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How did five twentieth-century British authors, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and Dorothy L. Sayers, along with their mentors George MacDonald and G. K. Chesterton, come to contribute more to the intellect and imagination of millions than many of their literary contemporaries put together? How do their achievements continue to inform and potentially transform us in the twenty-first century? In this first collection of its kind, addressing the entire famous group of seven authors, the twenty-seven chapters in The Inklings and Culture explore the legacy of their diverse literary art—inspired by the Christian faith—art that continues to speak hope into a hurting and deeply divided world.

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, ...

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.

J R R Tolkien

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 ...

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.

J R R Tolkien and His Literary Resonances

The first is the account of the Fall of Gondolin ; the second is that of the War of Wrath at the conclusion of Silm in which the Valar destroy Melkor's ...

Author: Sir George Clark, Sir

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

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Although Tolkien's literary works have, over the past few decades, attracted a considerable and varied body of criticism, much of this material is inaccessible, unreflective, and repetitive. Though various scholars have treated Tolkien's sources and his concept of fantasy, this study situates the author in a broad literary context that includes ancient metrical modes, medieval culture, Renaissance poetics, 19th-century social movements, and modern critical thought. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and examines the literary resonances of Tolkien's works from a variety of informed perspectives.

A Brief Guide to J R R Tolkien

Gondolin'. It gives a more detailed account of the tale told in chapter twentythree of the Quenta Silmarillion, 'Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin'.

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780338600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy. A timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.

The Silmarillion

... much is told in The Fall of Gondolin: of the battle of Ecthelion of the Fountain with Gothmog Lord of Balrogs in the very square of the King, ...

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.

A Guide to Middle Earth

Because of the growing importance of men, and gradual decline of the elves, ... Tolkien intended 'Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin' to be a major tale in The ...

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752495623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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An illuminating guide to Middle-earth and the man who created it.