The Lays of Beleriand (History of Middle-Earth #3)

The Lays of Beleriand (History of Middle-Earth #3)

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The Lays of Beleriand (History of Middle-Earth #3) by J. R. R. Tolkien

“The power of Tolkien’s central characters—tragic, cursed Túrin; the lovers Beren and Lúthien—shines through.”—Library Journal

Enter these pages and learn of the hero of The Lay of Leithian—and hear of the early years of Túrin the Tall, as he journeys through darkness on his search to find his father. Read of his rescue by Beleg the Brave, and of the dark destiny that haunts their friendship, in The Lay of the Children of Hurin.

With critical analysis from C. S. Lewis, The Lays of Beleriand is a bounty of lore forold and new friends of Middle-earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345388186
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1994
Series: History of Middle-Earth Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 546,852
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 4.28(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.

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


B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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The Lays of Beleriand (History of Middle-Earth #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
You may not be familiar with Tolkien's alliterative poetry; his is actually the best I've ever seen, and he was famous for it in college. The two main tales are 'The geste of Beren and Luthien' (rhymed) and 'The Children of Hurin' (non-rhymed). Beren and Luthien is an incredibly romantic story. Unfortunately, Tolkien only put some of the prose version from The Silmarillion into poetry, so to finish the story, you need to refer there. The same goes for The Children of Hurin and its finished counterpart 'Narn i hin Hurin' in The Unfinished Tales. Supreme stories, and beautiful poetry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so good you can't put it down! This is a great book filled with romance and adventure, and it will take you to a new world. If you love books by Tolkien you will love this one!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is so tragic and beautiful that it gave me the shiver.I have no words to explane how it makes me feel.....outstanding:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely terrific. No other way to describe any of Tolkien's books