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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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
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
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.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1892-1973
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
S5 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tolkien, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Elves
Target audience
adult
Label
The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface to the second edition -- Ainulindale -- Valaquenta -- Quenta Silmarillion : Of the beginning of days ; Of Aule and Yavanna ; Of the coming of the elves and the captivity of Melkor ; Of Thingol and Melian ; Of Eldamar and the princes of the Eldalie ; Of Feanor and the unchaining of Melkor ; Of the Silmarils and the unrest of the Noldor ; Of the darkening of Valinor ; Of the flight of the Noldor ; Of the Sindar ; Of the Sun and Moon and the hiding of Valinor ; Of men ; Of the return of the Noldor ; Of Beleriand and its realms ; Of the Noldor in Beleriand ; Of Maeglin ; Of the coming of men into the west ; Of the ruin of Beleriand and the fall of Fingolfin ; Of Beren and Luthien ; Of the fifth battle : Nirnaeth Arnoediad ; Of Turin Turambar ; Of the ruin of Doriath ; Of Tuor and the fall of Gondolin ; Of the voyage of Earendil and the war of wrath -- Akallabeth -- Of the rings of power and the third age -- Tables -- Genealogies : House of Finwe ; Descendants of Olwe and Elwe ; House of Beor ; House of Hador and the people of Haleth -- Sundering of the elves
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxiv, 365 pages
Isbn
9780618135042
Lccn
2001016971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)46321019
Label
The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface to the second edition -- Ainulindale -- Valaquenta -- Quenta Silmarillion : Of the beginning of days ; Of Aule and Yavanna ; Of the coming of the elves and the captivity of Melkor ; Of Thingol and Melian ; Of Eldamar and the princes of the Eldalie ; Of Feanor and the unchaining of Melkor ; Of the Silmarils and the unrest of the Noldor ; Of the darkening of Valinor ; Of the flight of the Noldor ; Of the Sindar ; Of the Sun and Moon and the hiding of Valinor ; Of men ; Of the return of the Noldor ; Of Beleriand and its realms ; Of the Noldor in Beleriand ; Of Maeglin ; Of the coming of men into the west ; Of the ruin of Beleriand and the fall of Fingolfin ; Of Beren and Luthien ; Of the fifth battle : Nirnaeth Arnoediad ; Of Turin Turambar ; Of the ruin of Doriath ; Of Tuor and the fall of Gondolin ; Of the voyage of Earendil and the war of wrath -- Akallabeth -- Of the rings of power and the third age -- Tables -- Genealogies : House of Finwe ; Descendants of Olwe and Elwe ; House of Beor ; House of Hador and the people of Haleth -- Sundering of the elves
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxiv, 365 pages
Isbn
9780618135042
Lccn
2001016971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)46321019

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