Book Of Lost Tales 1 Hme 1: The Book of Lost Tales by J.R.R. TolkienBook Of Lost Tales 1 Hme 1: The Book of Lost Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Of Lost Tales 1 Hme 1: The Book of Lost Tales

byJ.R.R. Tolkien

Paperback | November 1, 1991

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The Book of Lost Tales stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor for the Tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend and English association, they are set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named Eriol (or AElfwine) to Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle, where Elves dwelt; from them he learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In the Tales are found the earliest accounts and original ideas of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmology of the invented world

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father?s death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside an...
Title:Book Of Lost Tales 1 Hme 1: The Book of Lost TalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.88 × 5.13 × 0.78 inPublished:November 1, 1991Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0261102222

ISBN - 13:9780261102224

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from It Is Great for What it is.... "It Feels like a history lesson", because that is exactly what it is. They are the "Lost Tales" that were never finished in the way his other series were flushed out, or ideas that Tolkien was working on but were never added to the Middle-Earth books. Hence the sub-name "History of Middle Earth". If you expecting a flushed out "story" to these books, you will of course be disappointed. If you are looking for more lore of middle earth, or early ideas of middle earth and the logic behind lord of the rings, these books are great. Enjoy these volumes as references, not flushed out story lines. They are a must for Tolkien fans, and Fantasy Fans in general.
Date published: 2008-05-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Big Dissapointment!!!!!!! This book is a big shame. Tolkien, supposedly one of the world's best writers, officially has lost his fame with the release of this book. It feels like, essentially, a history lesson on Tolkien interspersed with some boring comentarry. About 4 chapters of it are good, but everywhere else will make you snore.
Date published: 2006-01-29