The Resource The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien

Label
The Silmarillion
Title
The Silmarillion
Statement of responsibility
J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
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Genre
Language
eng
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
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Title
The Silmarillion
Creator
Contributor
Summary
The Silmarillion tells of the Elder Days, or the First Age of the World, and is the history of the rebellion of FĂ«anor, the most gifted of the Elves, and his people against the gods, their exile in Middle-earth, and their war against the first Dark Lord, Morgoth, for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Locus Award for Fantasy Novel, 1978.
  • Hugo Awards: Gandalf Award for Best Book-Length Fantasy, 1978.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
059429
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.9/12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PZ3.T576
  • PR6039.O32
LC item number
Si3
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
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The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxiv, 365 p.
Isbn
9780618135042
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2001016971
Note
cat13rev,cat50rev
Other physical details
ill, map
System control number
  • ocm46321019
  • 29088
  • (OCoLC)46321019

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