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    The Silmarillion (Hardback) By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien

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    DescriptionTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of first publication, a new de luxe edition of The Silmarillion, featuring the revised, reset text, a colour frontispiece illustration, bound in special materials and presented in a matching slipcase. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It 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 tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Numenor at the end of the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings. For the first time, we are publishing a deluxe edition of this pivotal work, featuring the revised, corrected text and including, by way of an introduction, a fascinating letter written by Tolkien in 1951 in which he gives a full explanation of how he conceived the early Ages of Middle-earth. Quarter-bound, and set in a matching slipcase, this attractive edition will prove a fine addition to any Tolkien collection.


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    Title
    The Silmarillion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 1,050 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007264896
    ISBN 10: 0007264895
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC22: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    Edition
    Special edition
    Edition statement
    30th anniversary de luxe ed
    Illustrations note
    (1 x 1pp, 1 fold-out map), With index
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    05 November 2007
    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
    'How, given little over half a century of work, did one man become the creative equivalent of a people?' The Guardian 'Demanding to be compared with English mythologies... at times rises to the greatness of true myth' Financial Times