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Book The Great Tales of Middle Earth

Download or read book The Great Tales of Middle Earth written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published by William Morrow. This book was released on 2018-10-23 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Tales of Middle-earth is a beautiful boxed set of the three final novels of Middle-earth: Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin, packaged together for the first time. Completing Christopher Tolkien's lifelong achievement as the editor and curator of his father J.R.R. Tolkien's manuscripts, The Great Tales features handsome color plates and maps by famed illustrator Alan Lee. The Children of Húrin was the first complete book by J.R.R.Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Túrin, son of Húrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth--awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him. Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal elf. Her father, a great elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Lúthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Lúthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril. The Fall of Gondolin completes the set and tells the story of the destruction of the legendary city of Gondolin at the hands of evil Morgoth in retaliation against Ulmo, the Lord of the Waters, who favors man. At core is the tale of Tuor, cousin of Túrin, his wife, Idril, daughter of Turgon, king of Gondolin, and their child, Eärendel, who became great in Gondolin, but had to flee the blazing wreckage of his home when Morgoth attacked. Each hardcover volume includes color plates and black and white maps by award-winning illustrator Alan Lee.

Book Tales from the Perilous Realm

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780547154114
  • Pages : 444 pages

Download or read book Tales from the Perilous Realm written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2008 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Never before published in a single volume, Tolkien's four novellas ("Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major," and "Roverandom") and one book of poems ("The Adventures of Tom Bombadil") are gathered together in a fully illustrated set.

Book The Digested Read

Download or read book The Digested Read written by John Crace and published by RDR Books. This book was released on 2005-12 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didn't like to deconstruct. From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions of Big Ideas, as he turns publishers' golden dream books into dross.

Book The Hellmouths of Bewdley

Download or read book The Hellmouths of Bewdley written by Tony Burgess and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like 16 medieval B-movies, this collection offers compelling characters and obscure imagery, from insane doctors and supernatural dogs to dead men and a real ninja turtle. Believing that there is a shape that both fact and fiction seek, these intriguing tales are narratives occurring in defiance of the things they harbor.

Book Unfinished Tales Of Numenor And Middle Earth

Download or read book Unfinished Tales Of Numenor And Middle Earth written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publication, J.R.R. Tolkien's Unfinished Tales is a collection of short stories ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and further relates events as told in The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings. The book concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalf's lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring. Unfinished Tales also contains the only surviving story about the long ages of Númenor before its downfall, and all that is known about the Five Wizards sent to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, about the Seeing Stones known as the Palantiri, and about the legend of Amroth.

Book A Fan s Guide to Neo Sindarin

Download or read book A Fan s Guide to Neo Sindarin written by Fiona Jallings and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enchanted with Elvish? This is Neo-Sindarin, the language as it has flourished on the Internet using Tolkien's creation as a roadmap. This book functions as a friendly introduction to the Neo-Sindarin community. Included is the most current information available to fans. Within explore Neo-Sindarin academics, learn simple linguistic concepts, practice useful phrases while studying grammar, and look at the world through Elven eyes: from how they count on their fingers to how they organize the cosmos. Govano ven! (Join us!)

Book The Complete World of Greek Mythology  The Complete Series

Download or read book The Complete World of Greek Mythology The Complete Series written by Richard Buxton and published by Thames & Hudson. This book was released on 2004-06-28 with total page 601 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A full, authoritative, and wholly engaging account of these endlessly fascinating tales and of the ancient society in which they were created. Greek myths are among the most complex and influential stories ever told. From the first millennium BC until today, the myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. They can be found in the latest movies and television shows and in software for interactive computer games. This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed—their themes, their relevance to Greek religion and society, and their relationship to the landscape. "Contexts, Sources, Meanings" describes the main literary and artistic sources for Greek myths, and their contexts, such as ritual and theater. "Myths of Origin" includes stories about the beginning of the cosmos, the origins of the gods, the first humans, and the founding of communities. "The Olympians: Power, Honor, Sexuality" examines the activities of all the main divinities. "Heroic exploits" concentrates on the adventures of Perseus, Jason, Herakles, and other heroes. "Family sagas" explores the dramas and catastrophes that befall heroes and heroines. "A Landscape of Myths" sets the stories within the context of the mountains, caves, seas, and rivers of Greece, Crete, Troy, and the Underworld. "Greek Myths after the Greeks" describes the rich tradition of retelling, from the Romans, through the Renaissance, to the twenty-first century. Complemented by lavish illustrations, genealogical tables, box features, and specially commissioned drawings, this will be an essential book for anyone interested in these classic tales and in the world of the ancient Greeks.

Book The Nature of Middle Earth

    Book Details:
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2021
  • ISBN : 0358454603
  • Pages : 467 pages

Download or read book The Nature of Middle Earth written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2021 with total page 467 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in 1954-5. What may be less known is that he continued to write about Middle-earth in the decades that followed, right up until the years before his death in 1973. For him, Middle-earth was part of an entire world to be explored, and the writings in The Nature of Middle-earth reveal the journeys that he took as he sought to better understand his unique creation. He discusses sweeping themes as profound as Elvish immortality and reincarnation, and the Powers of the Valar, to the more earth-bound subjects of the lands and beasts of Númenor and the geography of the Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor.

Book The Return of the King

Download or read book The Return of the King written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2012 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.The devastating conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale of magic and adventure, begun in The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, features the definitive edition of the text and includes the Appendices and a revised Index in full.To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson's two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this third part of The Lord of the Rings is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy.

Book The Children Of H  rin

    Book Details:
  • Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-02-15
  • ISBN : 0547952104
  • Pages : 119 pages

Download or read book The Children Of H rin written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Children of Húrin is one of the three 'Great Tales' of the Elder Days. This paperback edition includes eight color paintings by renowned Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee and a black-and-white map. The Children of Húrin is the first complete book by Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Túrin, son of Húrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth—awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him.

Book Fourteenth Century Verse   Prose

Download or read book Fourteenth Century Verse Prose written by Kenneth Sisam and published by . This book was released on 1944 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Hobbit

    Book Details:
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2003-02-17
  • ISBN : 9780007156993
  • Pages : 656 pages

Download or read book The Hobbit written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published by . This book was released on 2003-02-17 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written to accompany both the mainstream and foundation versions of the Seeking Religion: The Hindu Experience Student's Book this teacher's resource pack provides fully photocopiable activities and comprehensive teacher notes to ensure your departments fulfills the requirements of the revised National Curriculum.

Book The Fellowship of the Ring

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 0007203586
  • Pages : 571 pages

Download or read book The Fellowship of the Ring written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2005 with total page 571 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is the first part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings'. This 50th anniversary edition features special packaging and includes the definitive edition of the text.|PB

Book The Children of Hurin

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2008-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780007309375
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book The Children of Hurin written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and published by . This book was released on 2008-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Available for the first time as a set, this boxed collection of paperbacks includes The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and the international number one besteller, The Children of Hurin.

Book The Lord of the Rings Illustrated

Download or read book The Lord of the Rings Illustrated written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2021-10-19 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sumptuous slipcased edition of Tolkien's classic epic tale of adventure, fully illustrated in color by the author himself. This deluxe volume is quarterbound in leather and includes many special features unique to this edition. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy and epic adventure has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. This one-volume deluxe slipcased edition contains the complete text, fully corrected and reset, which is printed in red and black, and features thirty color illustrations, maps, and sketches drawn by Tolkien himself as he composed this epic work. These include the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, marvelous facsimiles created by Tolkien to accompany the famous "Bridge of Khazad-dum" chapter. Also appearing are two poster-size, fold-out maps revealing all the detail of Middle-earth. This very special deluxe edition is quarterbound in cloth and red leather, with raised ribs on the spine and stamped in two foils. The pages are edged in gold and contained within are special features unique to this edition.

Book Tolkien and the Classical World

Download or read book Tolkien and the Classical World written by Hamish Williams and published by . This book was released on 2021-01-16 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While scholars have often cited the influence of medieval texts and society on J.R.R. Tolkien's seminal fantasy creations, the role of the classical world - the literature and thought of ancient Greece and Rome - has received far less attention. This volume of essays explores various ways in which Tolkien's literary creations were shaped by classical epic, myth, poetry, history, philosophy, drama, and language. In making such connections, the contributors to this volume are interested not simply in source-hunting but in how a reception of the classical world can shape the meaning we derive from Tolkien's masterworks. The contributions to this volume by Philip Burton, Lukasz Neubauer, Giuseppe Pezzini, Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Graham Shipley, and several other scholars should pave the way for further discussions between classical studies and fantasy studies.

Book The Klarkash Ton Cycle

    Book Details:
  • Author : Clark Ashton Smith
  • Publisher : Call of Cthulhu Fiction
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read book The Klarkash Ton Cycle written by Clark Ashton Smith and published by Call of Cthulhu Fiction. This book was released on 2008 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eleven Lovecraftian tales by Clark Ashton Smith. Includes The Ghoul, Hunters from Beyond, Ubbo-Sathla, Vulthoom, The Infernal Star, and others. Selected and introduced by Robert M. Price. This book is part of an expanding collection of Cthulhu Mythos horror fiction and related topics. Call of Cthulhu fiction focuses on single entities, concepts, or authors significant to readers and fans of H.P. Lovecraft.