"The power of Tolkien's central characters . . . shines through." Library Journal.
A treasure trove of lore for old and new friends of Middle-earth. Enter now, reader, and learn of the hero of the Lay of Leithian. Hear as well of the early years of Turin the Tall, as he journeys through darkness on his quest to find his father. Read of his rescue by Beleg the Brave, and of the dark destiny that haunts their friendship! Only the genius of Tolkien could create a fantasy more real than reality, a reality more fantastic than fantasy!
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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.From Library Journal:
This is the third volume culled from Tolkien's unpublished manuscripts. Two tales from the Silmarillion the tragedy of Turin Turambar and the epic quest of Beren and Luthienappear in early versions. Turin's story is told in alliterative verse, the other in rhymed couplets. The multiple extant versions of each poem have been painstakingly arranged and synthesized by Tolkien's son Christopher, who has also provided elaborate notes on their relation to previously published works. While the power of Tolkien's central characterstragic, cursed Turin; the lovers Beren and Luthienshines through these poems, they are of interest chiefly in showing the development of a writer's ideas. For comprehensive literature and fantasy collections. Beth Ann Mills, New Rochelle P.L., N.Y.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004418844
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003012249
Book Description UNWIN HYMAN, LONDON, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. ROGER GARLAND(COVER ART) (illustrator). First Thus. The third volume in 'The History of Middle Earth'. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Collects the 'Lay of the Children of Hurin(previously unpublished) and 'The Lay of Leithian'. Includes commentaries on the evolution of the history of the Elder Days and a critique by C.S. Lewis on 'The Lays of Leithian'. Lewis read the poem in 1929. Slight staining on the top edge of the front cover. Slight wear on cover edgers. Flat crease and a small tear on the top edge of the back cover. Lightly tanned pages. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 005005
Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, London, 1987. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Roger Garland cover illustrator (illustrator). First Thus Unwin Edition. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Flat uncreased spine, tight clean and square, 393 pages, Very Good Plus condition with minor edge wear. Contents include: The Lay of the Children of Hurin / Poems Early Abandoned / The Lay of Leithian: (with commentary by C. S. Lewis) / The Lay of Leithian Recommenced / Glossary of Obsolete, Archaic, & Rare Word and Meanings / index. Check out the scans. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009260