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The Silmarillion vol.3: Of the Fall of Numenor and the Rings of Power
     

The Silmarillion vol.3: Of the Fall of Numenor and the Rings of Power

by J. R. R. Tolkien, Martin Shaw (Performed by)
 

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The Silmarillion is Tolkien's first book and his last, the core of his imaginative work that underlies all his writings about Middle-earth. Here are the legends of the Elder Days, the central stories that give meaning to the events of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Tolkien began The Silmarillion in 1917 and worked on it, changed it,

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The Silmarillion is Tolkien's first book and his last, the core of his imaginative work that underlies all his writings about Middle-earth. Here are the legends of the Elder Days, the central stories that give meaning to the events of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Tolkien began The Silmarillion in 1917 and worked on it, changed it, and continued it throughout his life. Edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien, the book finally appeared four years after the author's death, in 1977.

Now illustrated for the first time with original paintings by the renowned artist Ted Nasmith, this gift edition is a companion to the illustrated editions of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is in trouble--the face she has just reconstructed belongs to a man who is supposedly alive.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-The epic history of the elves, and the grand creation story of Tolkien's magical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553455847
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
J.R.R. Tolkien Series
Edition description:
Abridged, 5 CDs
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 5.58(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King). After his death, his son Christopher Tolkien published books based on Tolkien's notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 3, 1892
Date of Death:
September 2, 1973
Place of Birth:
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
Place of Death:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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