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Tolkien, Christopher

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Most widely held works about Christopher Tolkien
 
Most widely held works by Christopher Tolkien
The Silmarillion by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

314 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 7,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: "Majestic! Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings will find The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own medieval romances, fierce fairy tales and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury it overwhelms the reader." Those interested in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth should not be without this grand volume that tells the tragic tale of the struggle for control of the Silmarils, a struggle that would determine the history of the world long before the War of the Ring
The book of lost tales by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

99 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 4,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book of Lost Tales contains the first forms of the myths that came to be called The Silmarillion. These include early accounts of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the geography and cosmography of their invented world, J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Includes Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, and full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. Also includes commentary and poems associated with each tale
Narn i chîn Húrin : the tale of the children of Húrin by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

48 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 4,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After long study of the various manuscripts that composed this early tale of Middle-Earth, Christopher Tolkien has constructed a coherent and epic narrative that composes a crucial part of his father’s literary oeuvre. In the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West following the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World, Morgoth--the first Dark Lord--dwelt in the vast fortress of Angband, the Hells of Iron. As he waged war against the lands and secret cities of the Elves, the tragedy of Túrin and his sister Nienor unfolds. Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Húrin, the man who had dared to defy and to scorn him to his face. Against them Morgoth sends his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire. Sardonic and mocking, Glaurung manipulates the fates of Túrin and Nienor by lies of diabolic cunning and guile, and the curse of Morgoth is fulfilled
The legend of Sigurd and Gudrún by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien's version of the great legend of Northern antiquity. In the first part, we follow the adventures of Sigurd, the slayer of Fafnir, and his betrothal to the Valkyrie Brynhild. In the second, the tragedy mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd at the hands of his blood-brothers, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrún
The lays of Beleriand by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

52 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows The Book of Lost Tales, parts 1 & 2, and precedes The Shaping of Middle-earth
The fall of Arthur by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first publication of a previously unknown narrative poem by J.R.R. Tolkien, which begins the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur, and includes text regarding the great quantity of drafting and experimentation in verse left by Tolkien
Beren and Lúthien by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

26 editions published in 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Beren and Lúthien was part of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of Middle Earth. Essential to the story 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 leads to the 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, J.R.R.'s son 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
The return of the shadow by Christopher Tolkien( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sixth volume of The History of Middle-earth the story reaches The Lord of the Rings. In The Return of the Shadow (an abandoned title for the first volume) Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring and the gradual emergence of the conceptions that transformed what J.R.R. Tolkien for long believed would be a far shorter book, 'a sequel to The Hobbit'. The enlargement of Bilbo's 'magic ring' into the supremely potent and dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord is traced and the precise moment is seen when, in an astonishing and unforeseen leap in the earliest narrative, a Black Rider first rode into the Shire, his significance still unknown. The character of the hobbit called Trotter (afterwards Strider or Aragorn) is developed while his indentity remains an absolute puzzle, and the suspicion only very slowly becomes certainty that he must after all be a Man. The hobbits, Frodo's companions, undergo intricate permutations of name and personality, and other major figures appear in strange modes: a sinister Treebeard, in league with the Enemy, a ferocious and malevolent Farmer Maggot
The shaping of Middle-earth : the Quenta, the Ambarkanta, and the annals, together with the earliest 'Silmarillion' and the first map by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth volume of The History of Middle-earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien, the first two comprising The Book of Lost Tales Parts One and Two, and the third The Lays of Beleriand. It has been given the title The Shaping of Middle-earth because the writings it includes display a great advance in the chronological and geographical structure of the legends of Middle-earth and Valinor. The hitherto wholly unknown "Ambarkanta," or Shape of the World, is the only account ever given of the nature of the imagined Universe, and it is accompanied by diagrams and maps of the world before and after the cataclysms of the War of the Gods and the Downfall of Numenor. The first map of Beleriand, in the North-west of Middle-earth, is also reproduced and discussed. In the "Annals of Valinor" and the "Annals of Beleriand" the chronology of the First Age is given shape; and with these are given the fragments of the translations into Anglo-Saxon made by Aelfwine, the Englishman who voyaged into the True West and came to Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle, where he learned the ancient history of Elves and Men. Also included are the original "Silmarillion," written in 1926, from which all the later development proceeded, and the "Quenta Noldorinwa" of 1930, the only version of the myths and legends of the First Age that J.R.R. Tolkien completed to their end. As Christopher Tolkien continues editing the unpublished papers that form the bedrock from which The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion were quarried, the vastness of his father's accomplishment becomes even more extraordinary
The war of the ring by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The War of the Ring Christopher Tolkien takes up the story of the writing of The Lord of the Rings with the Battle of Helm's Deep and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents. This is followed by an account of how Frodo, Sam and Gollum were finally brought to the Pass of Kirith Ungol, at which point J.R.R. Tolkien wrote at the time: 'I have got the hero into such a fix that not even an author will be able to extricate him without labour and difficulty'. Then comes the war in Gondor, and the book ends with the parley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor. In describing his intentions for The Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien said that 'It will probably work out very differently from this plan when it really gets written, as the thing seems to write itself once it gets going'; and in The War of the Ring totally unforeseen developmenst that would become central to the narrative are seen at the moment of their emergence: the palantir bursting into fragments on the stairs of Orthanc, its nature as unknown to the author as to those who saw it fall, or the entry of Faramir into the story ('I am sure I did not invent him, though I like him, but there he came walking into the woods of Ithilien'). The book is illustrated with plans and drawings of the changing conceptions of Orthanc, Dunharrow, Minas Tirith and the tunnels of Shelob's Lair."--Publisher's description
The lost road and other writings : language and legend before "The lord of the rings" by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien reluctantly set aside his now greatly elaborated work on the myths and heroic legends of Valinor and Middle-earth and began The Lord of the Rings. This fifth volume of The History of Middle-earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien, completes the presentation of the whole compass of his writing on those themes up to that time. Later forms of the Annuals of Valinor and the Annals of Berleriand had been composed, The Silmarillion was nearing completion in a greatly amplified version, and a new map had been made; the myth of the Music of the Ainur had become a separate work; and the legend of the Downfall of Numenor had already entered in a primitive form, introducing the cardinal ideas of the World Made Round and the Straight Path into the vanished West. Closely associated with this was the abandoned time-travel story, The Lost Road, which was to link the world of Numenor and Middle-earth with the legends of many other times and peoples. A long essay, The Lhammas, had been written on the ever more complex relations of the languages and dialects of Middle-earth; and an etymological dictionary had been undertaken, in which a great number of words and names in the Elvish languages were registered and their formation explained - thus providing by far the most extensive account of their vocabularies that has appeared
The monsters and the critics, and other essays by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Morgoth's ring : the later Silmarillion, part 1, the legends of Aman by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of pieces discussing the legends of the Elder Days before the Hiding of Valinor, including the text of 'The Annals of Aman.'"
The peoples of Middle-earth by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the Appendices to "The Lord of the Rings," which contain the historical structure of the Second and Third Ages, with additional writings from Tolkien's later years offering new insights into his fictional world, and the abandoned beginnings of two other stories
Contes et légendes inachevés by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"D'années en années, le culte jaloux qui entourait le "Seigneur des anneaux" à sa publication dans les années 50 s'est transformé en succès universel. Les Hobbits, ce "peuple effacé mais très ancien" qui vivait quelque part au nord-ouest de l'Ancien Monde, nous sont devenus aussi familiers que les héros des contes de fées ou ceux des grandes épopées, avec Bilbo, Gandalf, Bombadil ou Galadriel, et tous les habitants de la Terre du Milieu. Magistralement restitués par son fils après la mort de J.R.R Tolkien, les "Contes et légendes inachevés du Troisième Age" prolongent et élargissent l'œuvre de l'inépuisable conteur." [Source : 4° de couverture]
Book of Lost Tales 1 by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treason of Isengard : the history of the Lord of the Rings. Part two by Christopher Tolkien( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Silmarillion
Alternative Names
Christopher Tolkien britischer anglistischer und skandinavistischer Mediävist, Autor, Sohn von J. R. R. Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien Brits schrijver

Christopher Tolkien escritor y editor británico

Christopher Tolkien scrittore e editore britannico

Christopher Tolkien syn Johna Ronalda Reuela, redaktor jego książek

Tolkien, C.J.R.

Tolkien C. J. R. 1924-....

Tolkien, C.J.R. (Christopher J.R.)

Tolkien, C. R. 1924-

Tolkien, Christopher John Reuel.

Tolkien, Christopher John Reuel 1924-

Tolkien, Christopher Reuel

Tolkien Christopher Reuel 1924-....

Tolkien, Cristopher

Κρίστοφερ Τόλκιν

Кристофер Толкин сын Дж. Толкина, воссоздал по его черновикам несколько произведений

Кристофър Толкин

Крыстафер Толкін

Крыстафэр Толкін

Крістофер Толкін

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כריסטופר טולקין

כריסטופר טולקין סופר בריטי

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კრისტოფერ ტოლკინი ბრიტანელი მწერალი, ჯონ რონალდ რუელ ტოლკინის შვილი

톨킨, 크리스토퍼 1924-

クリストファ・トールキン

トールキン, クリストファー

トールキン, クリストファ・ロウエル

克里斯托夫·托爾金

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The book of lost talesNarn i chîn Húrin : the tale of the children of HúrinThe legend of Sigurd and GudrúnThe lays of BeleriandThe return of the shadowThe shaping of Middle-earth : the Quenta, the Ambarkanta, and the annals, together with the earliest 'Silmarillion' and the first mapThe war of the ringThe lost road and other writings : language and legend before "The lord of the rings"