The Book of Lost Tales: Part Two

The Book of Lost Tales: Part Two

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The Book of Lost Tales: Part Two by Christopher Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolkien

The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916-17 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 these tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend, they are set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named Eriol (or AElfwine) to Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle, where elves dwelt; from him they learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In these Tales are found the earliest accounts and original ideas of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmology of Middle-earth. Volume Two contains the Tale of Tinuviel, the story of Turambar, The Fall of Gondolin, and the story of the Necklace of the Dwarves. Each tale is followed by a short essay by Christopher Tolkien, the author's son and literary executor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395426401
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
Publication date: 11/10/1986
Series: History of Middle-earth Series , #2
Pages: 394
Sales rank: 329,794
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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The Book of Lost Tales Part Two 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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Amazing stories...captivating...a bit long on a lot of the tales. 9/10 I encourage reading the Silmarillion as well. Also, it does not matter in what order you read J.R.R. Tolkien's work. I encourage reading this first. I read this after reading the lotr and it almost went side by side... the same time period.
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Great book
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Was seriously sadening.
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Hey its brhie my older sister samie wanta to talk to ur brother samuel is he there can u tell him she wants to tlk to him pls she said