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    The Silmarillion (Paperback) By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Illustrated by Ted Nasmith

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    DescriptionFor 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. J R R Tolkien's SILMARILLION is the core work of the Middle-earth canon. It is in this complex and often neglected masterpiece that the entire cosmology for the background for THE HOBBIT and, particularly, THE LORD OF THE RINGS is documented. This new paperback volume contains fabulous tales of heroes and monsters, and the history of the Silmarils - the magical jewels produced by Feanor, most gifted Lord of the Elves; it tells of the creation of Middle-earth, and the coming of Men into the world; it chronicles the early epic battles between good and evil, forces of light and dark, which foreshadow the great conflict with Sauron, the Dark Lord, in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. These tales of Middle-earth were published posthumously in 1977. Tolkien worked on THE SILMARILLION all his life - long before THE HOBBIT or LORD OF THE RINGS - and his son and literary executor Christopher Tolkien edited the material he left behind into its current form. Complete with a series of full-colour paintings by acclaimed Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith, this sumptuous new edition allows the stories within to really come alive - from the creation of the world and the Tale of Beren and Luthien to the Fall of Numenor and the End of the First Age.


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    Title
    The Silmarillion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Illustrated by Ted Nasmith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007284245
    ISBN 10: 0007284241
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC22: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM, FC
    Libri: ENGM1045
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: ENGL3050
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    Thema V1.0: FM, FBC
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated edition
    Illustrations note
    16 col plates (9pp), With index
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    03 November 2008
    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 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies world wide.
    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 'A creation myth of singular beauty... magnificent in its best moments' Washington Post