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    Book of Lost Tales: Pt. 1 (History of Middle-earth) (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Tolkien, Original author J. R. R. Tolkien

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    DescriptionThe first of a two-book set that contains the early myths and legends which led to the writing of Tolkien's epic tale of war, The Silmarillion. The Book of Lost Tales stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor for the Tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend and English association, they are set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named Eriol to the lonely Isle where the Elves dwelt; from them he learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In the Tales are found the earliest accounts of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of the geography and cosmology of Tolkien's invented world. This series of fascinating books has now been repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the 'black cover' A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.


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    Title
    Book of Lost Tales: Pt. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Tolkien, Original author J. R. R. Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 210 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780261102224
    ISBN 10: 0261102222
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    Libri: ENGM1045
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: ENGL3050
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    Illustrations note
    With index
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 1991
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide
    Review quote
    'Christopher Tolkien shows himself to be his father's son... Tolkien devotees will rejoice' The New York Times Book Review 'In these Lost Tales we have the scholar joyously gambolling in the thicket of his imagination... a Commentary and Notes greatly enrich the quest' Daily Telegraph 'The Tales will be appreciated by those who have read The Silmarillion andwish to examine how Tolkien improved his story and style from their original form, and how weventually The Lord of the Rings came to stand independently with only a few hints from the early mythology' British Book News