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Beren and Lthien

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Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and...


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Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien's Middle-earth.


The tale of Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the tale in the following year.


Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Lúthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Lúthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril.


In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Lúthien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father's own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.

Gold title
. The first complete standalone Middle-earth book by J.R.R. Tolkien since The Children of Húrin


. The Children of Húrin was an international #1 bestseller, selling over 500,000 copies in English


. Includes colour paintings and pencil drawings by Alan Lee (Oscar®-winning designer of the billion-dollar-grossing LOTR and Hobbit film trilogies)


. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been translated into 50 languages and sold more than 150million copies


. Also available as a Deluxe slipcased edition (ISBN: 978 0 00 821420 3)


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 482784
  • Product Code 9780008214210
  • ISBN 0008214212
  • EAN 9780008214210
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date Jun 2017
  • Sales Rank 47638
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 4.24 MB (EPUB)

J R R Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously "The Hobbit" (1937) and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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