The Resource Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee

Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee

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Beren and Lúthien
Title
Beren and Lúthien
Statement of responsibility
by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee
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Language
eng
Summary
The tale of Beren and Lúthien was part of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of Middle Earth. Essential to the story 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 leads to the 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, J.R.R.'s son 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 afterward lost
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Summary
An important chapter in the saga of The Silmarillion, first conceived by Tolkien at the end of his service in World War I, follows the romance between an immortal elf and a mortal whose worthiness is put to an impossible test
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10562274
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TXN
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1892-1973
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Tolkien, J. R. R.
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
B47 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1892-1973
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  • Tolkien, Christopher
  • Lee, Alan
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
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True
Series statement
Middle Earth universe
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  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Elves
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Good and evil
  • Elves
  • Elves
  • Good and evil
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Quests (Expeditions)
Target audience
adult
Label
Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987617974
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
288 pages, 9 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781328791825
Lccn
2016478507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)987617974
Label
Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987617974
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
288 pages, 9 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781328791825
Lccn
2016478507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)987617974

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