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The Silmarillion

Author: J R R Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: London ; Boston : Allen & Unwin, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Silmarillion comprises five parts. The first part, Ainulindalë, tells of the creation of Eä, the "world that is". Valaquenta, the second part, gives a description of the Valar and Maiar, the supernatural powers in Eä. The next section, Quenta Silmarillion, which forms the bulk of the collection, chronicles the history of the events before and during the First Age, including the wars over the Silmarils which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien
ISBN: 0048231398 9780048231390
OCLC Number: 3318634
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 365 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, maps (1 folded) ; 23 cm
Contents: Enthält auch: Quenta Silmarillion (the history of the Silmarils) ; Ainulindalë (the music of the Ainur) ; Valaquenta (account of the Valar) ; Akallabêth (the downfall of Numenor) ; Of the rings of power and the third age.
Responsibility: J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien.

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For the first time in paperback, a fully illustrated edition of The Silmarillion, with colour plates by the celebrated artist Ted Nasmith - designed to match the rest of the Tolkien series.  Read more...

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