The Silmarillion

This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion

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 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. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

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The Silmarillion
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: J.r.r. Tolkien
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-18 - Publisher: HarperCollins

Including brand-new paintings, this is a fully illustrated new edition of the forerunner to The Lord of the Rings. The Silmarillion fills in the background which lies behind the more popular work, and gives the earlier history of Middle-earth, introducing some of the key characters.
The Silmarillion
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: J.R.R. Tolkien
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-15 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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,
The Silmarillion
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-07 - Publisher:

Tales and legends chronicling the world's beginnings and the happenings of the First Age, focusing on the theft of the Simarils--the three jewels crafted by Fèeanor--by Morgoth, first Dark Lord of Middle-earth.
Tolkien & the Silmarillion
Language: en
Pages: 89
Authors: Clyde S. Kilby
Categories: Fantasy fiction, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher: Shaw

"In Tolkien and the Silmarillion, Clyde S. Kilby spins his remembrance of a summer's close personal acquaintance with J. R. R. Tolkien into an intimate portrait of the writer whose mythic universe has kindled the imagination of a vast audience. Here Kilby not only provides a rich diversity of clues
The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
Language: en
Pages: 568
Authors: Robert Foster
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

Lists every character, event, and place in all of Tolkien's books set in Middle-Earth, incorporating detailed references to "The Silmarillion," which the author considered his most important work.