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The Resource The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion

Label
The Silmarillion
Title
The Silmarillion
Statement of responsibility
J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
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Language
eng
Summary
The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindalë is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabêth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Númenor at the end of the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings
Summary
The Silmarillion tells of the Elder Days, or the First Age of the World, and is the history of the rebellion of Fëanor, the most gifted of the Elves, and his people against the gods, their exile in Middle-earth, and their war against the first Dark Lord, Morgoth, for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.
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Award
  • Locus Award for Fantasy Novel, 1978.
  • Hugo Awards: Gandalf Award for Best Book-Length Fantasy, 1978.
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Cataloging source
HCO
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Silmarillion
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6410c18e-c46e-4c39-9459-8a4102a60f3d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061927645
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Silmarillion
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6410c18e-c46e-4c39-9459-8a4102a60f3d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780061927645
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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