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The Silmarillion

Author: J R R Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1977] ©1977
Series: Middle-earth universe
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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 Fëanor, 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Mythopoeias
War stories
Allegories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Silmarillion.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1977
(OCoLC)558039203
Named Person: Bilbo Baggins; Bilbo Baggins
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien
ISBN: 0395257301 9780395257302 0618126988 9780618126989 0618135049 9780618135042 0048231398 9780048231390
OCLC Number: 2966874
Notes: Novel.
Includes index.
Jacket drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Awards: Locus Award for best fantasy novel, 1978.
Description: 365 pages : map (1 folded), genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Ainulindale --
Valaquenta --
Quenta Silmarillion --
1: Of the beginning of days --
2: Of Aule and Yavanna --
3: Of the coming of the elves and the captivity of Melkor --
4: Of Thingol and Melian --
5: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië --
6: Of Feanor and the unchaining of Melkor --
7: Of the Silmarils and the unrest of the Noldor --
8: Of the darkening of Valinor --
9: Of the flight of the Noldor --
10: Of the Sindar --
11: Of the sun and moon and the hiding of Valinor --
12: Of men --
13: Of the return of the Noldor --
14: Of Beleriand and its realms --
15: Of the Noldor in Beleriand --
16: Of Maeglin --
17: Of the coming of men into the west --
18: Of the ruin of Beleriand and the fall of Fingolfin --
19: Of Beren and Lúthien --
20: Of the fifth battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad --
21: Of Túrin Turambar --
22: Of the ruin of Doriath --
23: Of Tuor and the fall of Gondolin --
24: Of the voyage of Eärendil and the war of wrath --
Akallabeth --
Of the rings of power and the third age --
Tables --
Genealogies: 1: House of Finwë --
2: Descendants of Olwë and Elwë --
3: House of Bëor --
4 and 5: 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.
Series Title: Middle-earth universe
Responsibility: J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien.
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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 Fëanor, 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 Fëanor 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.

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