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The Resource Beren and Luthien, by J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien with illustrations by Alan Lee

Beren and Luthien, by J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien with illustrations by Alan Lee

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Beren and Luthien
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Beren and Luthien
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by J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien with illustrations by Alan Lee
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eng
Summary
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Luthien 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 Luthien 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 Luthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Luthien 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 Luthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Luthien 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 Luthien 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
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Tolkien, J. R. R
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Tolkien, Christopher
  • Lee, Alan
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Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
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Beren and Luthien, by J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien with illustrations by Alan Lee
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This book was purchased with funds raised during the 2015/2016 Community Partners Campaign. Thank you, Ken Boshcoff. 39341021905941
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ocn962127147
Extent
288 pages ;
Isbn
9781328791825
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illustrations
Label
Beren and Luthien, by J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien with illustrations by Alan Lee
Publication
Note
This book was purchased with funds raised during the 2015/2016 Community Partners Campaign. Thank you, Ken Boshcoff. 39341021905941
Control code
ocn962127147
Extent
288 pages ;
Isbn
9781328791825
Other physical details
illustrations

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