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

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.

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

Furthermore, acclaimed Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith has been commissioned to provide 28 breathtaking new paintings, making this new illustrated edition of THE SILMARILLION the most sumptuous and desirable ever published.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007173024

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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This sumptuous, oversized hardback beautifully presents a revised and reset edition of The Silmarillion, illustrated by way of almost 50 full-colour paintings by celebrated Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith - designed to match and complement the illustrated Hobbit and Lord of The Rings. J R R Tolkien's SILMARILLION is the core work of the Middle-earth canon. It is in this dense and often neglected masterpiece that the entire cosmology for the background for THE HOBBIT and, particularly, THE LORD OF THE RINGS is documented. This revised and reset volume contains fabulous tales of heroes and monsters, and the history of the Elves and of the Silmarils - the magical jewels produced by the Children of Iluvatar, or Elves (humans being the Younger Children of Iluvatar); it tells of the creation of Middle-earth, and the coming of Men into the world; it chronicles the early battles between good and evil, forces of light and dark, which foreshadow the great conflict with Sauron, the Dark Lord, in LORD OF THE RINGS. These tales of Middle-earth were published posthumously in 1977. Tolkien worked on THE SILMARILLION all his life - long before THE HOBBIT or LORD OF THE RINGS - and his son and literary executor Christopher Tolkien edited the material he left behind into its current form. With the close collaboration of Christopher Tolkien, THE SILMARILLION has now been completely reset, using the Second Edition text, and redesigned and repackaged to complement the stunningly illustrated hardbacks of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH, providing the reader with a definitive text. Furthermore, acclaimed Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith has been commissioned to provide 28 breathtaking new paintings, making this new illustrated edition of THE SILMARILLION the most sumptuous and desirable ever published.


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

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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.

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:

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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.

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: 292

"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." --

J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia

On the tangled provenance of the ''Silmarillion,'' more detailed accounts are available in Noad, Ship- pey (223–27), and in the volumes of The History of ...

Author: Michael D. C. Drout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415969425

Category: History

Page: 774

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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 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 ...

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 Good News of the Return of the King

Tolkien, The Silmarillion, 3. Job 38:7. 637 638 639 Gen 3:5. 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 640 Walton, ...

Author: Michael T. Jahosky

Publisher:

ISBN: 1725263130

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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Although many people today reject Christianity for intellectual reasons, greater numbers of people are rejecting Christianity because it does not engage their imagination. Christians must not only demonstrate that the Christian worldview is true, but that it is also good, beautiful, and relevant. The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-earth is a book that endeavors to show the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ, the gospel, and the biblical metanarrative by engaging the imagination through J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. In this book, I propose that J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a story about what Jesus' parables are about: the good news about the return of the king. As a work of imaginative fiction similar to Jesus' parables, The Lord of the Rings can bypass both intellectual and imaginative objections to the gospel and pull back the ""veil of familiarity"" that obscures the gospel for many.



The Complete Guide to Middle earth

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.

Author: Robert Foster

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780345449764

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

View: 474

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.

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: 423

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.

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

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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.

A Guide to Middle Earth

The condensed, summary nature of much of the published The Silmarillion presents difficulties for many readers. This difficulty is compounded by 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.

The Story of the Cosmos

15. Tolkien, “On Fairy‐stories,” 67. 16. Tolkien, “On Fairy‐stories,” 68. 17. Tolkien, “On Fairy‐stories,” 68. 18. J.R.R.Tolkien, The Silmarillion, ed.

Author: Daniel Ray

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736977376

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe What do you see when you gaze at the night sky? Do you contemplate the stars as the random result of an evolutionary process? Or do you marvel over them as a testament of the Creator’s glory? Modern science has popularized a view of the cosmos that suggests there is no need for God and denies any evidence of His existence. But The Story of the Cosmos provides a different—and fascinating—perspective. It points to a God who makes Himself known in the wonder and beauty of His creation. This compilation from respected scholars and experts spans topics from “The Mathematical Creation and the Image of God” to “The Glorious Dance of Binary Stars” and “God’s Invisible Attributes—Black Holes.” Contributors include Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, Dr. Melissa Cain Travis, and Dr. Michael Ward. Come, take a deeper look at the universe…and explore the traces of God’s glory in the latest discoveries of astronomy, science, literature, and art.

A Companion to J R R Tolkien

It is important to note, though, that this theological hierarchy can be seen clearly and explicitly only in the “Silmarillion”: functioning yet again as the ...

Author: Stuart D. Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119656028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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This is a complete resource for scholars and students of Tolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work, dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to his writing. An in-depth examination of Tolkien’s entire work by a cadre of top scholars Provides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien’s scholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book, The Fall of Arthur, as well as addressing contemporary adaptations, including the new Hobbit films Investigates various themes across his body of work, such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil Discusses the impact of his work on art, film, music, gaming, and subsequent generations of fantasy writers

Lord of the Elves and Eldils

Epilogue to Chapter 6 : The Silmarillion Since this book was first written , several books have been published that cast further light on Tolkien's ideas ...

Author: Richard L. Purtill

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586170844

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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A fascinating look at the fantasy and philosophy of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. The two men were friends and fellow professors at Oxford, renowned Christian thinkers who both "found it necessary to create for the purposes of their fiction other worlds--not utopias or dystopias, but different worlds." "The great importance of [Lewis and Tolkien] is that they have succeeded in restating certain traditional values--in a way that they make an imaginative appeal to a very wide audience, young and old, traditionalist and non-traditionalist." --Richard Purtill, Author, J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality, and Religion

J R R Tolkien s Sanctifying Myth

In addition, there was intense pressure from Tolkien's fans for The Silmarillion to appear. Just one day after Tolkien's death, for example, ...

Author: Bradley J. Birzer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497648912

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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Since the appearance of The Lord of the Rings in 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have always sold briskly, appealing to a wide and diverse audience of intellectuals, religious believers, fantasy enthusiasts, and science fiction aficionados. Now, Peter Jackson’s film version of Tolkien’s trilogy—with its accompanying Rings-related paraphernalia and publicity—is playing a unique role in the dissemination of Tolkien’s imaginative creation to the masses. Yet, for most readers and viewers, the underlying meaning of Middle-earth has remained obscure. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with this fresh study. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth, Birzer explains the surprisingly specific religious symbolism that permeates Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. He also explores the social and political views that motivated the Oxford don, ultimately situating Tolkien within the Christian humanist tradition represented by Thomas More and T. S. Eliot, Dante and C. S. Lewis. Birzer argues that through the genre of myth Tolkien created a world that is essentially truer than the one we think we see around us every day, a world that transcends the colorless disenchantment of our postmodern age. “A small knowledge of history,” Tolkien once wrote, “depresses one with the sense of the everlasting weight of human iniquity.” As Birzer demonstrates, Tolkien’s recognition of evil became mythologically manifest in the guise of Ringwraiths, Orcs, Sauron, and other dark beings. But Tolkien was ultimately optimistic: even weak, bumbling hobbits and humans, as long as they cling to the Good, can finally prevail. Bradley Birzer has performed a great service in elucidating Tolkien’s powerful moral vision.