Beren And Lúthien by J. R. R. TolkienBeren And Lúthien by J. R. R. Tolkien

Beren And Lúthien

byJ. R. R. TolkienIllustratorAlan LeeEditorChristopher Tolkien

Hardcover | June 1, 2017

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Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien's Middle-earth.The tale of 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. Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the tale in the following year.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.In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Lúthien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father's own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
Title:Beren And LúthienFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:June 1, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008214190

ISBN - 13:9780008214197

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great gift I recommend giving this book as a gift for anyone that loves the Tolkien Universe. Firstly because it is his the last book published and it is going to keep the receiver's collection updated. Secondly because its hardcover version is very beautiful, keeping an imposing look on the shelf.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely and Captivating The story of Beren and Luthien is a beautiful one! Written by Tolkien, it was not truly shared with fans until Christopher made it happen. I did originally think this would be an expanded version of the story, but instead Christopher goes into the background and gradual development the story took over time as discovered through Tolkien's notes. A beautiful book with stunning images - a perfect gift for any Tolkien fan! #PlumReview
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite Any fan of lord of the rings needs to read this book
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Exciting It's been a long time since I read anything Lord of the Rings related, and I gotta say, this was a great re-entry into a rich, one of a kind world brimming with lore. I've always been interested in the Lay of Lúthien, but admittedly have never read much of it. Until now. And I LOVED it. The stories and their interpretations were romantic and sweeping, leaving you caught up in the adventures of honourable Beren, loyal Huan, and brave Lúthien. I couldn't get enough of the stories, the poems, and the illustrations. The only thing that really took me out of the story was when the author injected little anecdotes about the history of the stories themselves. This doesn't alter my opinion and I understand why it was done, but it jarred me a little when I was particularly raptured by an explosive ending scene. Still, these stories were like reading pure mythology. I can't recommend this book more to lovers of classic Tolkien and any kind of fantasy lore. It's not a long book, but it's a beautiful one, and you'll be just as entranced as I was.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep owning this collector edition Excellent book and keep gaining the series J. R. R. Tolkien
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beren and Luthien A pretty amazing new Tolkien novel
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love this i need to read them all from this author
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book ever! Tolkien is one of my favourite authors ever. I absolutely loved this book as much as i loved lord of the rings
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tolkien Never Disappoints! I've read parts of these stories in various collections and out of order. It's great to finally read them in order as one story. Adds another layer of complexity to the world of Middle Earth. Well done!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC! Truly a magnificent work from one of the most amazing writers in history.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Tolkien is an amazing writer
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cool! If you have the basic 4 books by him that everyone owns, but want more, grab this! You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-04-23

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Children of Húrin:'I hope that its universality and power will grant it a place in English mythology'Independent on Sunday'The darkest of all Tolkien's tales. Alan Lee's illustrations complement the writing splendidly'Times Literary Supplement