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The Lays of Beleriand

By J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

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Format: Paperback, 10 pages
Published In: United States, 01 June 1996
"The power of Tolkien's central characters . . . shines through." Library Journal.A treasure trove of lore for old and new friends of Middle-earth. Enter now, reader, and learn of the hero of the Lay of Leithian. Hear as well of the early years of Turin the Tall, as he journeys through darkness on his quest to find his father. Read of his rescue by Beleg the Brave, and of the dark destiny that haunts their friendship! Only the genius of Tolkien could create a fantasy more real than reality, a reality more fantastic than fantasy!

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.

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This is the third volume culled from Tolkien's unpublished manuscripts. Two tales from the Silmarillion the tragedy of Turin Turambar and the epic quest of Beren and Luthienappear in early versions. Turin's story is told in alliterative verse, the other in rhymed couplets. The multiple extant versions of each poem have been painstakingly arranged and synthesized by Tolkien's son Christopher, who has also provided elaborate notes on their relation to previously published works. While the power of Tolkien's central characterstragic, cursed Turin; the lovers Beren and Luthienshines through these poems, they are of interest chiefly in showing the development of a writer's ideas. For comprehensive literature and fantasy collections. Beth Ann Mills, New Rochelle P.L., N.Y.

EAN: 9780345388186
ISBN: 0345388186
Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.
Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.8 x 3 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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More dull Tolkienness. Fairly obvious attempt at publishing commercialism. However, the author put a ton of work into his background, history, languages, songs, poetry, and other works to do with his books, so if any of those worlds are deserving of having their backstory detailed in excruciating detail and 400 volumes, this is probably one.

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