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The Silmarillion

Author: J R R Tolkien
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1979, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st Ballantine Books edView all editions and formats
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Beginning with the Music of the Ainur, The Silmarillion tells a tale of the Elder Days, when Elves and Men became estranged by the Dark Lord Morgoth's lust for the Silmarils, pure and powerful magic jewels. Even the love between a human warrior and the daughter of the Elven king cannot defeat Morgoth, but the War of Wrath finally brings down the Dark Lord.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0345325818 9780345325815 0345272552 9780345272553
OCLC Number: 33075234
Notes: "Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet from the 1982 J.R.R. Tolkein calendar. Copyright 1981 by Random House, Inc."--Title page verso.
Includes index.
"Ballantine/Fantasy/32581"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 458 pages : map ; 18 cm
Contents: Ainulindale --
Valaquenta --
Quenta Silmarillion --
Beginning of days --
Aule and Yavanna --
Coming of the elves and the captivity of Melkor --
Thingol and Melian --
Eldamar and the Princes of the Rldalie --
Feanor and the unchaining of Melkor --
Silmarils and the unrest of the Nnoldor --
Darkening of Valinor --
Flight of the Noldor --
Sindar --
Sun and moon and the hiding of Valinor --
Men --
Return of the Noldor --
Beleriand and its realms --
Noldor in Beleriand --
Maeglin --
Coming of men into the West --
Ruin of Beleriand and the fall of Fingolfin --
Beren and Luthien --
Fifth battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad --
Turin Turambar --
Ruin of Doriath --
Tuor and the fall of Gondolin --
Voyage of earendil and the war of wrath --
Akallabeth --
Ofrings 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 --
Note on pronunciation --
Index of names --
Appendix elements in Quenya and Sindarin names.
Responsibility: J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien.

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Beginning with the Music of the Ainur, The Silmarillion tells a tale of the Elder Days, when Elves and Men became estranged by the Dark Lord Morgoth's lust for the Silmarils, pure and powerful magic jewels. Even the love between a human warrior and the daughter of the Elven king cannot defeat Morgoth, but the War of Wrath finally brings down the Dark Lord.

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