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Beren and Lúthien

by Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Summary
The tale of Beren and L#65533;thien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion , the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the tale in the following year.
 
Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and L#65533;thien: for Beren was a mortal man, but L#65533;thien was an immortal elf. Her father, a great elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed L#65533;thien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and L#65533;thien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril.
 
In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and L#65533;thien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father's own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.
 
Published on the tenth anniversary of the last Middle-earth book, the international bestseller The Children of H#65533;rin , this new volume will similarly include drawings and color plates by Alan Lee, who also illustrated The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and went on to win Academy Awards for his work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
 
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Editor Christopher Tolkien successfully aims this latest version of Beren and Lúthien's tale at two distinct audiences. This hybrid volume serves both as an introduction to a moving love story from the First Age of Middle Earth for fans who are not familiar with The Silmarillion and as a scholarly look at how Christopher's father altered the tale over the years. Those in the first category should skip the spoiler-filled preface and go straight to the original version, which describes the love of the mortal Beren and the royal elf-maiden Lúthien. Lúthien's father agrees to their marriage, but only if Beren retrieves a Silmaril jewel from the crown of Melko, the dark god who preceded Sauron as the embodiment of evil in Middle Earth. Despite that familiar fairy-tale setup, Lúthien herself plays an active part in the adventure. The prose isn't always the elder Tolkien's most polished, but the story works as a stand-alone tale. Those who have encountered it before will find that Christopher enhances their appreciation of it through his accessible illumination of how it evolved over the years. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher Boston :2017
Edition First U.S. edition.
Other Titles Silmarillion.
Contributors Tolkien, Christopher, editor.
Lee, Alan, illustrator.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Silmarillion.
Language English
Description 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781328791825
1328791823
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