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ISBN13: 9780618391110
ISBN10: 0618391118
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The tales of The Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing; he worked on the book throughout his life but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part.

The title Silmarillion is shortened from Quenta Silmarillion, The History of the Silmarils, the three great jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves, in which he imprisoned the light of the Two Trees that illumined Valinor, the land of the gods. When Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, destroyed the Trees, that light lived on only in the Silmarils; Morgoth seized them and set them in his crown, 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 people against the gods, their exile in Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all the heroisim of Elves and Men, against the great Enemy.

The book includes several other, shorter works beside The Silmarillion proper. Preceding it are Ainulindale, the myth of Creation, and Valaquenta, in which the nature and powers of each of the gods is set forth. After The Silmarillion is Akallabeth, the story of the downfall of the great island kingdom of Numenor at the end of the Second Age; completing the volume is Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, in which the events of The Lord of the Rings are treated in the manner of The Silmarillion.

This new edition of The Silmarillion contains therevised and corrected second edition text and, by way of introduction, a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1951, which provides a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages. It also contains almost fifty full-color illustrations by the artist Ted Nasmith, many of which appear for the first time.

Synopsis:

This revised and expanded volume tells the oldest tales of Middle-earth: of its creation, of the ancient histories of the Elves, and of the coming of Men into the world. It also chronicles the early battles between good and evil which foreshadow the great conflict in The Lord of the Rings.

Tolkien worked on The Silmarillion — published posthumously in 1977 to international acclaim — for most of his life, beginning long before The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings. With Christopher Tolkien"s close collaboration, The Silmarillion has now been completely reset, using the Second Edition text.

Acclaimed artist Ted Nasmith has been commissioned to provide twenty-six breathtaking new paintings for this edition, bringing the total of full-color paintings to forty-eight, making this new illustrated edition of The Silmarillion the most sumptuous and desirable ever published.

Synopsis:

Published posthumously in 1977 to international acclaim, Tolkien's oldest tale of Middle-earth is now available in this revised and expanded volume. This new illustrated edition of "The Silmarillion," containing 48 stunning color paintings by Ted Nasmith, is the most sumptuous ever published.

About the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) was the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Children of H�rin. His books have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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Joebobjones, February 1, 2014 (view all comments by Joebobjones)
The Silmarillion is only, and I say only, for diehard Tolkien fans. Reading this tome is akin to reading a textbook, but for the enthusiast, it is essentially the reading of a text of the height of Tolkien nerd-dom. Mind you, this is a pre-history of the Middle Earth world which so many fans have loved and even grew up on. This is decidedly not a Middle Earth story, rather, The Silmarillion is a sober history of stories which established both the advent of the Elves and the Edain, yet is filled with histories which the Tolkien fan must add to their library.
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Thoughts to Ink, December 16, 2013 (view all comments by Thoughts to Ink)
First, you should know this book may be surprisingly dense and slow moving if you were expecting another Hobbit or even Lord of the Rings style books. This book was mostly written by J.R.R. Tolkien and then was edited into completion by his son using J.R.R.'s notes and completed chapters. The book is great because it lays out Tolkien's grand vision for the universe he created, and it gives wonderful backstory to the more famous fables he wrote. I loved this book as an educational guide to the Tolkien universe, and also as a compilation of supremely epic stories; from wars between Gods, to hopeless quests in the name of love. If you have read LoTR and The Hobbit a few times and you are now looking for a way to go deeper into Tolkien's world, this is your next step.
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SamGamgee, January 21, 2013 (view all comments by SamGamgee)
As a huge fan of Tolkien and middle earth, having read most of his other works, namely The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (several times), as well as the Children of Húrin, the Silmarillion is a great book, filling many gaps in the history of middle earth and offering a whole new perspective on this wonderful land.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618391110
Editor:
Tolkien, Christopher
Author:
Nasmith, Ted
Editor:
Tolkien, Christopher
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Author:
Tolkien, Christopher
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 color plates throughout, color fold-o
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.63 x 7.38 in 3.32 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This revised and expanded volume tells the oldest tales of Middle-earth: of its creation, of the ancient histories of the Elves, and of the coming of Men into the world. It also chronicles the early battles between good and evil which foreshadow the great conflict in The Lord of the Rings.

Tolkien worked on The Silmarillion — published posthumously in 1977 to international acclaim — for most of his life, beginning long before The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings. With Christopher Tolkien"s close collaboration, The Silmarillion has now been completely reset, using the Second Edition text.

Acclaimed artist Ted Nasmith has been commissioned to provide twenty-six breathtaking new paintings for this edition, bringing the total of full-color paintings to forty-eight, making this new illustrated edition of The Silmarillion the most sumptuous and desirable ever published.

"Synopsis" by , Published posthumously in 1977 to international acclaim, Tolkien's oldest tale of Middle-earth is now available in this revised and expanded volume. This new illustrated edition of "The Silmarillion," containing 48 stunning color paintings by Ted Nasmith, is the most sumptuous ever published.
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