The Silmarillion / J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
Book | Houghton Mifflin | 2001 | Second edition.
Available at Gateway-Kenosha Campus General Collection (PR 6039 O3.2 S5 2001)

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Edition
Second edition.
Description
xxiv, 365 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Note
Includes index.
Contents
AINULINDALE
VALAQUENTA
Quenta Silmarillion
I. Of the Beginning of Days
II. Of Aule and Yavanna
III. Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor
IV. Of Thingol and Melian
V. Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalie
VI. Of Feanor and the Unchaing of Melkor
VII. Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor
VIII. Of the Darkening of Valinor
IX. Of the Flight of the Noldor
X. Of the Sindar
XI. Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor
XII. Of Men
XIII. Of the Return of the Noldor
XIV. Of Beleriand and its Realms
XV. Of the Noldor in Beleriand
XVI. Of Maeglin
XVII. Of the Coming of Men into the West
XVIII. Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin
XIX. Of Beren and Luthien
XX. Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad
XXI. Of Turin Turambar
XXII. Of the Ruin of Doriath
XXIII. Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
XXIV. Of the Voyage of Earendil and the War of Wrath
AKALLABETH
OF THE RINGS OF POWER AND THE THIRD AGE
Tables
Genealogies:
I. The House of Finwe
II. The Descendants of Olwe and Elwe
III. The House of Beor
IV. and V. The House of Hador and The People of Haleth
The Sundering of the Elves
Note on Pronunciation
Index of Names
Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North
Summary
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 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.
[GIFT] AHS (99-AHS-9)
Study Program
Accelerated Reader AR : 7.9 : 21.0 : 18839.
Accelerated Reader Grades 9-12 7.9 21 SD Quiz 18839 English fiction, vocabulary quiz available.
Subject
Added Author
Tolkien, Christopher, editor.
Standard No.
9780618126989
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