The Book of Lost Tales

The Book of Lost Tales

Part I

Book - 1992
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The extraordinary history of Middle-earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien

The Book of Lost Tales stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor. Embedded in English legend and English association, they were set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named Eriol (or Ælfwine) to Tol Eressëa, the Lonely Isle, where Elves dwelt; from them he learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In the Tales are found the earliest accounts and original ideas of Gods and Elves; Dwarves and Orcs; the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; Nargothrond and Gondolin; and the geography and cosmology of the invented world.

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"In these tales we have the scholar joyously gamboling in the thickets of his imagination. . . . A commentary and notes greatly enrich the quest." -- The Daily Telegraph

"Affords us an almost over-the-shoulder view into the evolving creative process and genius of J.R.R. Tolkien in a new, exciting aspect . . .The superb, sensitive, and extremely helpful commentary and editing done by Christopher Tolkien make all of this possible." --Mythlore
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 1992, c1983
ISBN: 9780345375216
Branch Call Number: TOLKI
Characteristics: 345 p
Additional Contributors: Tolkien, Christopher

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black_eagle_573
Feb 25, 2018

Great but may be confusing to some who haven't read at least some of the Silmarillion.
All in all great if you'd like to figure out the lore behind the main books and the movies

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