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History of Middle-Earth #1: The Book of Lost Tales Part I

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Publisher Comments:

THE BOOK OF LOST TALES, I, stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor. Here is the whole, glorious history of Middle-earth that J.R.R. Tolkien brought to mythic and dramatic life with his classic fantasy novels of the Ring Cycle.

Review:

"Christopher Tolkien's meticulous and loving editing of his father's notebooks is merited. . . . As writing, it is perhaps on the level of Macaulay's Horatius, which is not the highest praise, but still praise. As imagination, it is on an extraordinarily higher level than Macaulay achieved, because all the network of allusion and emotion, for which Macaulay could rely on Virgil, Livy and the actualities of Rome and Italy, Tolkien created successfully from his own feeling for human experience and human language. It is a feeling like Virgil's (with whom he shared the ambition to create a mythology for his nation), a melancholy and sophisticated feeling which responds to antiquity." The Times Literary Supplement

Synopsis:

These are the first two parts of a projected three volume work. The "first one contains {ten of} the original tales of Valinor, while the second . . . presents {five} early versions of the tales surrounding Beren and Luthien,Turin and the dragon, the necklace of the dwarves, and the fall of Gondolin.The third promises the lays of Beleriand." (Libr J) Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345375216
Editor:
Tolkien, Christopher
Other:
Tolkien, Christopher
Editor:
Tolkien, Christopher
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Literary collections
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;middle earth;history
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Histories of Middle-earth
Series Volume:
9111
Publication Date:
19920431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.1 x 4.3 x 5.5 in 2.6 lb

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Product details 368 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345375216 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Christopher Tolkien's meticulous and loving editing of his father's notebooks is merited. . . . As writing, it is perhaps on the level of Macaulay's Horatius, which is not the highest praise, but still praise. As imagination, it is on an extraordinarily higher level than Macaulay achieved, because all the network of allusion and emotion, for which Macaulay could rely on Virgil, Livy and the actualities of Rome and Italy, Tolkien created successfully from his own feeling for human experience and human language. It is a feeling like Virgil's (with whom he shared the ambition to create a mythology for his nation), a melancholy and sophisticated feeling which responds to antiquity."
"Synopsis" by , These are the first two parts of a projected three volume work. The "first one contains {ten of} the original tales of Valinor, while the second . . . presents {five} early versions of the tales surrounding Beren and Luthien,Turin and the dragon, the necklace of the dwarves, and the fall of Gondolin.The third promises the lays of Beleriand." (Libr J) Index.
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