The Book Of Lost Tales 2 (the History Of Middle-earth, Book 2) by Christopher TolkienThe Book Of Lost Tales 2 (the History Of Middle-earth, Book 2) by Christopher Tolkien

The Book Of Lost Tales 2 (the History Of Middle-earth, Book 2)

byChristopher TolkienOriginal authorJ. R. R. Tolkien

Paperback | May 15, 1992

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The second of a two-book set that contains the early myths and legends which led to the writing of Tolkien's epic tale of war, The Silmarillion.This second part of The Book of Lost Tales includes the tale of Beren and Lúthien, Túrin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin, itself the finest and most exciting depiction of a battle that Tolkien ever wrote. Each tale is followed by a commentary in the form of a short essay, together with texts of associated poems, and contains extensive information on names and vocabulary in the earliest Elvish languages.This series of fascinating books has now been repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the 'black cover' A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.
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 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide
Title:The Book Of Lost Tales 2 (the History Of Middle-earth, Book 2)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0 inShipping dimensions:7.8 × 5.08 × 0 inPublished:May 15, 1992Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0261102141

ISBN - 13:9780261102149


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beginings of Greatness In this the second volume of the History of Middle Earth, Christopher Tolkien expertly guides us through the early sketches of Tolkien's mythical world. This book exposes new layers of Tolkien's brilliance as we can see the entire creation process of Middle Earth; an amazing book.
Date published: 2000-07-23

Editorial Reviews

'Christopher Tolkien shows himself to be his father's son. Tolkien devotees will rejoice' The New York Times Book Review'In these Lost Tales we have the scholar joyously gambolling in the thicket of his imagination. a Commentary and Notes greatly enrich the quest' Daily Telegraph'The Tales will be appreciated by those who have read The Silmarillion andwish to examine how Tolkien improved his story and style from their original form, and how weventually The Lord of the Rings came to stand independently with only a few hints from the early mythology' British Book News