The Silmarillion (Hardback)
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The Silmarillion (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 06/01/1992
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A new hardback edition with a cover design by Tolkien himself, to complement the popular The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings hardbacks. Includes a new Preface by J.R.R. Tolkien unique to this edition.

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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780261102422
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 228 x 149 x 25 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

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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

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