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    The Lays of Beleriand (History of Middle-earth) (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Tolkien, Original author J. R. R. Tolkien

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    DescriptionThe third volume that contains the early myths and legends which led to the writing of Tolkien's epic tale of war, The Silmarillion. This, the third volume of The History of Middle-earth, gives us a priviledged insight into the creation of the mythology of Middle-earth, through the alliterative verse tales of two of the most crucial stories in Tolkien's world - those of Turien and Luthien. The first of the poems is the unpublished Lay of The Children of Hurin, narrating on a grand scale the tragedy of Turin Turambar. The second is the moving Lay of Leithian, the chief source of the tale of Beren and Luthien in The Silmarillion, telling of the Quest of the Silmaril and the encounter with Morgoth in his subterranean fortress. Accompanying the poems are commentaries on the evolution of the history of the Elder Days. Also included is the notable criticism of The Lay of The Leithian by CS Lewis, who read the poem in 1929.


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    Title
    The Lays of Beleriand
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Tolkien, Original author J. R. R. Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780261102262
    ISBN 10: 0261102265
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FM, DCF
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    DC21: 821.912
    Thema V1.0: FM, DCF
    Illustrations note
    With index
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    16 June 1993
    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
    'A worthy addition to The History of Middle-earth' Mallorn 'Anyone loving the oiginal books will want to study this one' Daily Mail