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The War of the Jewels: v.2 1

The War of the Jewels: v.2 1

Paperback History of Middle-earth

By (author) Christopher Tolkien, Original author J. R. R. Tolkien

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 38mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0261103245
  • ISBN 13: 9780261103245
  • Illustrations note: With index
  • Sales rank: 54,485

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The second of two companion volumes which documents the later writing of The Silmarillion, Tolkien's epic tale of war. In The War of the Jewels Christopher Tolkien takes up his account of the later history of The Silmarillion from the point where it was left in Morgoth's Ring. The story now returns to Middle-earth, and the ruinous conflict of the High Elves and the Men who were their allies with the power fothe Dark Lord. With the publication in this book of all J.R.R. Tolkien's later narrative writing concerned with the last centuries of the First Age, the long history of The Silmarillion, from its beginning in The Book of Lost Tales, is completed; and the enigmatic state of the work at his death can be understood. This book contains the full text of the Grey Annals, the primary record of The War of the Jewels, and a major story of Middle-earth now published for the first time: the tale of the disaster that overtook the forest people of Brethil when Hurin the Steadfast came among them after his release from long years of captivity in Angband, the fortress of Morgoth.

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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

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'Christopher Tolkien shows himself to be his father's son... Tolkien devotees will rejoice' The New York Times Book Review 'Illustrates the development, depth and richness of J R R Tolkien's personal mythology' Vector