The Book of Lost Tales

The Book of Lost Tales

Part II

Book - 1992
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"Tolkien devotees will no doubt rejoice. . . . Christopher Tolkien shows himself to be his father's son, delving into the question of Elvish genealogies. . . . He gives the reader histories of each character's name as it evolved in the course of Tolkien's revisions."-- The New York Times Book Review

This fascinating second part of The Book of Lost Tales features the tales of Beren and Lúthien, Túrin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. Essential reading for Middle-earth aficionados, each tale is followed by commentary from editor Christopher Tolkien. Also included is extensive information on the names and vocabulary in the earliest Elvish languages.

"The Tales will be appreciated by those who have read The Silmarillion and wish to examine how Tolkien improved his story and style from their original form, and how eventually The Lord of the Rings came to stand independently with only a few hints from the early mythology."-- British Book News
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 1992, c1984
ISBN: 9780345375223
Branch Call Number: TOLKI
Characteristics: 391 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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