The Fall of Gondolin

The Fall of Gondolin
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN 10: 0008302782
ISBN 13: 9780008302788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fall of Gondolin Book Review:

In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar.

The Great Tales of Middle Earth

The Great Tales of Middle Earth
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 9780358003915
ISBN 13: 0358003911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Tales of Middle Earth Book Review:

Tolkien and the Great War

Tolkien and the Great War
Author: John Garth
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN 10: 0544263723
ISBN 13: 9780544263727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tolkien and the Great War Book Review:

How the First World War influenced the author of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: “Very much the best book about J.R.R. Tolkien that has yet been written.” —A. N. Wilson As Europe plunged into World War I, J. R. R. Tolkien was a student at Oxford and part of a cohort of literary-minded friends who had wide-ranging conversations in their Tea Club and Barrovian Society. After finishing his degree, Tolkien experienced the horrors of the Great War as a signal officer in the Battle of the Somme, where two of those school friends died. All the while, he was hard at work on an original mythology that would become the basis of his literary masterpiece, the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In this biographical study, drawn in part from Tolkien’s personal wartime papers, John Garth traces the development of the author’s work during this critical period. He shows how the deaths of two comrades compelled Tolkien to pursue the dream they had shared, and argues that the young man used his imagination not to escape from reality—but to transform the cataclysm of his generation. While Tolkien’s contemporaries surrendered to disillusionment, he kept enchantment alive, reshaping an entire literary tradition into a form that resonates to this day. “Garth’s fine study should have a major audience among serious students of Tolkien.” —Publishers Weekly “A highly intelligent book . . . Garth displays impressive skills both as researcher and writer.” —Max Hastings, author of The Secret War “Somewhere, I think, Tolkien is nodding in appreciation.” —San Jose Mercury News “A labour of love in which journalist Garth combines a newsman’s nose for a good story with a scholar’s scrupulous attention to detail . . . Brilliantly argued.” —Daily Mail (UK) “Gripping from start to finish and offers important new insights.” —Library Journal “Insight into how a writer turned academia into art, how deeply friendship supports and wounds us, and how the death and disillusionment that characterized World War I inspired Tolkien’s lush saga.” —Detroit Free Press

Tales from the Perilous Realm

Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 0007280599
ISBN 13: 9780007280599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales from the Perilous Realm Book Review:

Enchanted by a sand-sorcerer, the toy dog Roverandom explores a world filled with strange and fabulous creatures; the fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is called upon to do battle with the dragon Chrysophylax; Hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls partake in the adventures of Tom Bombadil; Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the land of Faery via the magical ingredients of a giant cake; and Niggle the painter sets out to paint the perfect tree. The definitive collection of J.R.R. Tolkien's acclaimed short stories and poems affirms his status as a master storyteller for readers young and old, and its accompanied for the first time with delightful illustrations by Alan Lee.

The Book of Lost Tales

The Book of Lost Tales
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publsiher: History of Middle-Earth (Paper
Total Pages: 345
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 0345375211
ISBN 13: 9780345375216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lost Tales Book Review:

The first form of the myths and legends in Tolkien's conception of the Middle Kingdom features the adventures of Eriol, and the tales of Beren and Luthien, Turin and the dragon, the necklace of the dwarves, and the fall of Gondolin. Reissue.

The Nature of Middle earth

The Nature of Middle earth
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-09-02
ISBN 10: 0008387931
ISBN 13: 9780008387938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature of Middle earth Book Review:

First ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects and perfect for those who have read and enjoyed The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth, and want to learn more about Tolkien’s magnificent world.

Unfinished Tales Illustrated Edition

Unfinished Tales Illustrated Edition
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 9780358448921
ISBN 13: 0358448921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unfinished Tales Illustrated Edition Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publication, Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and further relates events as told in The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings. Now, in a beautifully illustrated edition to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of its original publication, Unfinished Tales Illustrated Edition features original artwork by Tolkien's most famous and ardent illustrators from over the decades: Alan Lee, John Howe, and Ted Nasmith.

The Art of the Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

The Art of the Hobbit by J R R  Tolkien
Author: Wayne G. Hammond,John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Christina Scull
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780547928258
ISBN 13: 0547928254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Hobbit by J R R Tolkien Book Review:

Analyzes and illuminates Tolkien's lesser-known achievements as an artist and collects the complete artwork created for "The Hobbit," including over one hundred sketches, paintings, maps, and plans.

The Book of Lost Tales

The Book of Lost Tales
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 345
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780345375216
ISBN 13: 0345375211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lost Tales Book Review:

A collection of early stories and original ideas by J.R.R. Tolkien, presented and analyzed by his son Christopher Tolkien. Each tale is accompanied by notes and commentary.

Arda Reconstructed

Arda Reconstructed
Author: Douglas Charles Kane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781611460896
ISBN 13: 1611460891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arda Reconstructed Book Review:

"In Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion, Douglas C. Kane reveals a tapestry woven by Christopher Tolkien from different portions of his father's work that is often quite mind-boggling, with inserts that seem initially to have been editorial inventions shown to have come from some remote portion of Tolkien's vast body of work. He demonstrates how material that was written over the course of more than thirty years was merged together to create a single, coherent text. He also makes a frank appraisal of the material omitted by Christopher Tolkien (and in a couple of egregious cases the material invented by him) and how these omissions and insertions may have distorted his father's vision of what he considered - even more than The Lord of the Rings - to be his most important work. It is a fascinating portrait of a unique collaboration that reached beyond the grave." "In The History of Middle-earth, Christopher Tolkien documents in amazing detail the development of the work of his father that would become the Silmarillion. However, save for an occasional hint here and there, he fails to show the final step: his actual creation (several years after his father's death) of the published work, with the assistance of Guy Kay. As he points out in the foreword to The War of the Jewels (the second of the two volumes of The History of Middle-earth that covers the "later Silmarillion"), the source materials that he used in that task largely have been made available "and with them a criticism of the 'constructed' Silmarillion becomes possible. I shall not enter into that question ... ' " (p. x.)." "The purpose of Arda Reconstructed is to "enter into that question." Kane documents the changes, omissions, and additions that were made to Tolkien's work by Christopher Tolkien (with the assistance of Guy Kay) in preparing the Silmarillion for publication, and traces how the disparate source materials were used to create what is in essence a composite work. He compares the published text with the source texts contained in the volumes of The History of Middle-earth (as well as other works such as Unfinished Tales of Middle-earth and Numenor, The Children of Hurin, and - in one case - Tolkien's letters) and identifies patterns of major and minor changes made to these source materials that result in the reconstruction of the finished text. He also cites the works of some of the most important Tolkien scholars, including Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Christina Scull, Wayne Hammond, Charles Noad, and David Bratman, in an attempt to understand and explain why these changes may have been made."--BOOK JACKET.

The J R R Tolkien Collection

The J  R  R  Tolkien Collection
Author: J R R Tolkien
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2704
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780007488209
ISBN 13: 0007488203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The J R R Tolkien Collection Book Review:

This lavish gift box of Tolkien's seminal works comprises five deluxe slipcased editions - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. With an individual retail value of GBP340, this quintet represents a saving of GBP90, and only 100 sets have been made.

Merlin Dreams

Merlin Dreams
Author: Peter Dickinson
Publsiher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780435124403
ISBN 13: 0435124404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merlin Dreams Book Review:

This series of contemporary writing meets the requirements of the revised national Curriculum. This text contains nine stories from the Arthurian myths and legends.

Untitled

Untitled
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1328613046
ISBN 13: 9781328613042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untitled Book Review:

Beowulf

Beowulf
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN 10: 0544442784
ISBN 13: 9780544442788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beowulf Book Review:

Presents the prose translation of the Old English epic that Tolkien created as a young man, along with selections from lectures on the poem he gave later in life and a story and poetry he wrote in the style of folklore on the poem's themes.

Return to Bag End

Return to Bag End
Author: John D. Rateliff
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 905
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0007250665
ISBN 13: 9780007250660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Return to Bag End Book Review:

John Rateliff presents a major examination of how Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece, including the complete unpublished draft of the story.

N W A

N W A
Author: Harris Rosen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-12
ISBN 10: 9781988956053
ISBN 13: 1988956056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

N W A Book Review:

Exclusive interviews and photos with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Yella, Jerry Heller, and Westside Connection.

Burning Down George Orwell s House

Burning Down George Orwell s House
Author: Andrew Ervin
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 1616954957
ISBN 13: 9781616954956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burning Down George Orwell s House Book Review:

A darkly comic novel about advertising, truth, single malt, Scottish hospitality—or lack thereof—and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray Welter, who was until recently a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray is miserable, and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch. But a few of the islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous. Also, the locals believe—or claim to believe—that there’s a werewolf about, and against his better judgment, Ray’s misadventures build to the night of a traditional, boozy werewolf hunt on the Isle of Jura on the summer solstice.

The War of the Jewels

The War of the Jewels
Author: Christopher Tolkien
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 9780007365357
ISBN 13: 0007365357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War of the Jewels Book Review:

In this book, Christopher Tolkien takes up his account of the later history of 'The Silmarillion', from the point where it was left off in Morgoth's Ring. The book completes the long history of 'The Book of Lost Tales'.

Brothers of the Wind

Brothers of the Wind
Author: Tad Williams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN 10: 0756412706
ISBN 13: 9780756412708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brothers of the Wind Book Review:

Set in the New York Times bestselling world of Osten Ard, this short novel continues the saga that inspired a generation of fantasists Pride often goes before a fall, but sometimes that prideful fall is so catastrophic that it changes history itself. Among the immortal Sithi of Osten Ard, none are more beloved and admired than the two sons of the ruling family, steady Hakatri and his proud and fiery younger brother Ineluki -- Ineluki, who will one day become the undead Storm King. The younger brother makes a bold, terrible oath that he will destroy deadly Hidohebhi, a terrifying monster, but instead drags his brother with him into a disaster that threatens not just their family but all the Sithi -- and perhaps all of humankind as well. Set a thousand years before the events of Williams's The Dragonbone Chair, the tale of Ineluki's tragic boast and what it brings is told by Pamon Kes, Hakatri's faithful servant. Kes is not one of the Sithi but a member of the enslaved Changeling race, and his loyalty has never before been tested. Now he must face the terrible black dragon at his master's side, then see his own life changed forever in a mere instant by Ineluki's rash, selfish promise.

The Illustrated World of Tolkien

The Illustrated World of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Publsiher: Pyramid
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-10-19
ISBN 10: 0753734044
ISBN 13: 9780753734049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated World of Tolkien Book Review:

Tolkien's works have inspired artists for generations and have given rise to myriad interpretations of the rich and magical worlds he created. The Illustrated World of Tolkien gathers together artworks and essays from expert illustrators, painters and etchers, and fascinating and scholarly writing from renowned Tolkien expert David Day, and is an exquisite reference guide for any fan of Tolkien's work, Tolkien's world and the imaginative brilliance his vision inspired.