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The Silmarillion

Tolkien, J. R.R.

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ISBN 10: 0395257301 / ISBN 13: 9780395257302
Published by HMCO 1977/99, 1977
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardback Tales and Legends 9th Printing Near Fine/Near Fine edgewear andprice and fly sheet clip; 68197. Bookseller Inventory # 68197

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Title: The Silmarillion

Publisher: HMCO 1977/99

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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These tales tell of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, and of the war, hopeless, despite great heroism, against the great enemy.

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The Silmarillion is J.R.R. Tolkien's tragic, operatic history of the First Age of Middle-Earth, essential background material for serious readers of the classic Lord of the Rings saga. Tolkien's work sets the standard for fantasy, and this audio version of the "Bible of Middle-Earth" does The Silmarillion justice. Martin Shaw's reading is grave and resonant, conveying all the powerful events and emotions that shaped elven and human history long before Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf and all the rest embarked on their quests. Beginning with the Music of the Ainur, The Silmarillion tells a tale of the Elder Days, when Elves and Men became estranged by the Dark Lord Morgoth's lust for the Silmarils, pure and powerful magic jewels. Even the love between a human warrior and the daughter of the Elven king cannot defeat Morgoth, but the War of Wrath finally brings down the Dark Lord. Peace reigns until the evil Sauron recovers the Rings of Power and sets the stage for the events told in the Lord of the Rings. This is epic fantasy at its finest, thrillingly read and gloriously unabridged. (Running time: 14 hours, 6 CDs)

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