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History of Middle-Earth #2: The Book of Lost Tales: Part II

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Publisher Comments:

This second part of THE BOOK OF LOST TALES includes the tale of Beneren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, Necklace of the Dwarves, and the Fall of Gondolin. Each tale is followed by a commentary in the form of a short essay, together with the texts of associated poems, as well as information on names and vocabulary in the earliest Elvish languages.

Review:

"The three cuts in 'The Tale of the Sun and Moon,' despite summary transitions, are a scholarly (not literary) loss; but the editing overall is well done. For general readership and modern fantasy undergraduate and graduate collections, especially those that have The Silmarillion, which this foreshadows." Choice

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, itis on an extraordinarily higher level than Macaulay achieved, because all thenetwork of allusion and emotion, for which Macaulay could rely on Virgil, Livy and the actualities of Rome and Italy, Tolkien created successfully from hisown feeling for human experience and human language." The Times Literary Supplement

Review:

"One marvels anew at the depth, breadth, and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien's labor. No one sympathetic to his aims, the invention of a secondary universe, will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"For the true devotee of Tolkien...The Book of Lost Tales is a treasure trove to match the hoard of the dragon Smaug himself....The pure imaginative power of J.R.R. Tolkien shines through with a light just as dazzling as that of the Two Trees....The serious student of Tolkien will find much delight in this book, and it serves as an excellent example of the creative imagination at work." Don Sakers, Baltimore Sun

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345375223
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:
Fantasy literature, English
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;middle earth;history
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;middle earth;short stories;inklings;mythology;literature;history of middle earth;epic fantasy;history;british;elves;magic;dragons;j.r.r. tolkien;green dragon;high fantasy;20th century;myth;speculative fiction;sf;reference;novel;english lit
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Histories of Middle-earth
Series Volume:
map I-2256
Publication Date:
April 1992
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.1 x 4.3 x 5.5 in 2.6 lb

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Product details 400 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345375223 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The three cuts in 'The Tale of the Sun and Moon,' despite summary transitions, are a scholarly (not literary) loss; but the editing overall is well done. For general readership and modern fantasy undergraduate and graduate collections, especially those that have The Silmarillion, which this foreshadows."
"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, itis on an extraordinarily higher level than Macaulay achieved, because all thenetwork of allusion and emotion, for which Macaulay could rely on Virgil, Livy and the actualities of Rome and Italy, Tolkien created successfully from hisown feeling for human experience and human language."
"Review" by , "One marvels anew at the depth, breadth, and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien's labor. No one sympathetic to his aims, the invention of a secondary universe, will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation."
"Review" by , "For the true devotee of Tolkien...The Book of Lost Tales is a treasure trove to match the hoard of the dragon Smaug himself....The pure imaginative power of J.R.R. Tolkien shines through with a light just as dazzling as that of the Two Trees....The serious student of Tolkien will find much delight in this book, and it serves as an excellent example of the creative imagination at work."
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