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 Book of Lost Tales

The Book of Lost Tales
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 391
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 034537522X
ISBN 13: 9780345375223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lost Tales Book Review:

The second part of the book that was Tolkien's first conception of the Middle Kingdom features the tales of Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, the Necklace of the Dwarves, and the Fall of Gondolin. Reissue.

The Fall of Gondolin

The Fall of Gondolin
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publsiher: HarperCollins publishers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-06-25
ISBN 10: 9780008302801
ISBN 13: 0008302804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Complete Tolkien Companion

The Complete Tolkien Companion
Author: J. E. A. Tyler
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1466866454
ISBN 13: 9781466866454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Tolkien Companion Book Review:

For all those who journey to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The Complete Tolkien Companion explains, translates, and links every single reference - names, dates, places, facts, famous weapons, even food and drink - to be found in Tolkien's world, which includes not only The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings but also The Simarillion and many other posthumously published works. A detailed explanation of the various Elvish writing systems, together with maps, charts, and genealogical tables, bring the remarkable genius of Tolkien and the unforgettable world and wonder of Middle Earth to life with focus and accuracy. Presented in alphabetical order for quick and easy reference, this is an indispensable accompaniment for anyone who embarks on the reading journey of a lifetime. First published in 1976, this edition has been fully revised and updated for a new century of Tolkien lovers.

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

The Lay of the Fall of Gondolin

The Lay of the Fall of Gondolin
Author: Nathan Spinaze
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 9781539879039
ISBN 13: 1539879038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lay of the Fall of Gondolin Book Review:

A retelling of the story of Gondolin's fall in the form of rhymed epic verse--recasting the material taken from the prose narrative published in Tolkien's The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.--p. 3.

The Lays of Beleriand

The Lays of Beleriand
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publsiher: Del Rey Books
Total Pages: 465
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 0345388186
ISBN 13: 9780345388186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lays of Beleriand Book Review:

The third volume of Tolkien's previously unpublished writings includes "The Lay of the Children of Hurin," written in the alliterative style of Anglo-Saxon verse, and "The Lay of Leithian," written in iambic pentameter couplets

The History of Middle-Earth Index

The History of Middle-Earth Index
Author: Christopher Tolkien
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 9780007365371
ISBN 13: 0007365373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Middle-Earth Index Book Review:

Every index from each of the 12 volumes of 'The History Of Middle-Earth' is published together in this single volume - to create an index charting the writing of Tolkien's masterpieces 'The Lord of The Rings' and 'The Silmarillion'.

Flyaway

Flyaway
Author: Kathleen Jennings
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1250260485
ISBN 13: 9781250260482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flyaway Book Review:

Transformation, enchantment, and the emotional truths of family history teem in Kathleen Jennings’ stunning debut, Flyaway. "Kathleen Jennings' prose dazzles, and her magic feels real enough that you might even prick your finger on it."—Kelly Link "Half mystery, half fairy tale, all exquisitely rendered and full of teeth.”—Holly Black In a small Western Queensland town, a reserved young woman receives a note from one of her vanished brothers—a note that makes her question memories of their disappearance and her father’s departure. A beguiling story that proves that gothic delights and uncanny family horror can live—and even thrive—under a burning sun, Flyaway introduces readers to Bettina Scott, whose search for the truth throws her into tales of eerie dogs, vanished schools, cursed monsters, and enchanted bottles. Flyaway enchants you with the sly, beautiful darkness of Karen Russell and a world utterly its own. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion
Author: J. R. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publsiher: Random House LLC
Total Pages: 458
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 0345325818
ISBN 13: 9780345325815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silmarillion Book Review:

Tales and legends chronicling the world's beginnings and the happenings of the First Age set the stage for Tolkien's other classic works and focus on the theft of the Elves' jewels by Morgoth, first dark Lord of Middle-earth. Reissue.

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.

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.

A Middle-earth Traveller: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor

A Middle-earth Traveller: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor
Author: John Howe
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN 10: 0008226792
ISBN 13: 9780008226794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Middle-earth Traveller: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor Book Review:

Let acclaimed Tolkien artist John Howe take you on an unforgettable journey across Middle-earth, from Bag End to Mordor, in this richly illustrated sketchbook fully of previously unseen artwork, anecdotes and meditations on Middle-earth.

Arda Reconstructed

Arda Reconstructed
Author: Douglas Charles Kane
Publsiher: Associated University Presse
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780980149630
ISBN 13: 0980149630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arda Reconstructed Book Review:

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.

Bilbo's Last Song

Bilbo's Last Song
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 0385752962
ISBN 13: 9780385752961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bilbo's Last Song Book Review:

Bilbo’s Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkien’s epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a longing to set forth on his ultimate journey and a tender farewell to friends left behind. Pauline Baynes’s jewel-like illustrations lushly depict both this final voyage and scenes from The Hobbit, as Bilbo remembers his first journey while he prepares for his last.

The Shaping of Middle-Earth

The Shaping of Middle-Earth
Author: Christopher Tolkien
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 9780007365289
ISBN 13: 0007365284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shaping of Middle-Earth Book Review:

This is the fourth volume in 'The History of Middle-Earth' series that contains the early myths and legends which led to the writing of Tolkien's epic tale of war.

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1645170101
ISBN 13: 9781645170105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien Book Review:

A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth. The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle—and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations

Letters From Father Christmas

Letters From Father Christmas
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-02-15
ISBN 10: 0547964021
ISBN 13: 9780547964027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters From Father Christmas Book Review:

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house, and many more. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien’s inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-02-15
ISBN 10: 0547952015
ISBN 13: 9780547952017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fellowship of the Ring Book Review:

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times

The Colour Illustrated Hobbit

The Colour Illustrated Hobbit
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN 10: 000749792X
ISBN 13: 9780007497928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colour Illustrated Hobbit Book Review:

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure. Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance! Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...