The Book of Lost Tales #2 (The History of Middle-earth Volume 2)
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- Brief Synopsis:
- Tolkien's earliest mythic tales of love gone right and wrong, a cruel cat with slaves and a chef, a loyal talking dog, a deadly hero, and a city crushed as it conquers a dragon and a monstrous army.
- Long Synopsis:
- The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J. R R. Tolkien, begun in 1916, when he was twenty-five years old, and left incomplete several years later. It stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, for the Lost Tales were the first form of myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. It is published in two volumes. The first contains the Tales of Valinor, and this second part includes Beren and Lúthien, Túrin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. Tolkien's stories may be read alone as exotic, heroic, wondrous adventures. Each tale is followed by a commentary, together with associated poems, and each volume contains extensive information on names and vocabulary of the earliest Elvish languages. Through Christopher Tolkien's extensive notes, appendices and Index, the evolution of J. R. R. Tolkien's plots, characters and languages can be traced through alterations both minor and massive. Every effort has been made to preserve the formatting of text and poetry and to include all of the accents as they appear in the book. A list of accented words identifying each accents specifically is provided by the validator for braille readers. Taken as a whole, this is a scholarly, textbook-like recording of Tolkien's unpublished stories with lengthy analysis by his son after each section. The appendix and index are 51 pages long and are included. This book will be a reliable resource for any Tolkien reader or student interested in great fantasy stories and understanding his languages and themes exactly as he developed them.
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- Book Size:
- 388 Pages
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- Copyrighted By:
- Frank Richard Williamson and Christopher Reuel Tolkien as Executors of the Estate of J. R. R. Tolkien
- Adult content:
- English US
- Literature and Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Submitted By:
- Pratik Patel
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