The Silmarillion (Paperback)
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The Silmarillion (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 01/08/2013
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A new B-format edition of this novel, designed to take fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings deeper into the myths and legends of Middle-earth

The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It 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 tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.

Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Numenor at the end of the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings.

This pivotal work features the revised, corrected text and includes, by way of an introduction, a fascinating letter written by Tolkien in 1951 in which he gives a full explanation of how he conceived the early Ages of Middle-earth.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007523221
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


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“A tricky read but worth it”

I love Middle Earth, and so bought this book as soon as I found out about it, however it took me a very long time to read, probably because a lot of the characters names are similar (and I left too long between... More

Paperback edition
10th August 2014
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“A Must-Read for Tolkien Fans”

After reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Tolkien has actually written several other books, mainly about Middle Earth, many having been published posthumously. It... More

Paperback edition
11th July 2014
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