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Publisher Comments:

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 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.

Review:

"A creation of singular beauty...magnificent in its best moments." Washington Post

Review:

"Majestic!....Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings...will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury....It overwhelms the reader." Time

Review:

"A creation of singular beauty...magnificent in its best moments." The Washington Post

Review:

"Heart-lifting...a work of power, eloquence and noble vision....Superb!" The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"It is beautiful...an enchanting tale of tragedy and triumph....The Silmarillion is magical in the grand old style." The Philadelphia Inquirer

About the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, The Hobbit, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618126989
Editor:
Tolkien, Christopher
Author:
Tolkien, Christopher
Editor:
Tolkien, Christopher
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Middle Earth (Imagininary place)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
GTR-500
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.30x5.52x.93 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618126989 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A creation of singular beauty...magnificent in its best moments."
"Review" by , "Majestic!....Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings...will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury....It overwhelms the reader."
"Review" by , "A creation of singular beauty...magnificent in its best moments."
"Review" by , "Heart-lifting...a work of power, eloquence and noble vision....Superb!"
"Review" by , "It is beautiful...an enchanting tale of tragedy and triumph....The Silmarillion is magical in the grand old style."
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