The Silmarillion
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xxviii, 386 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps (1 folded) ; 26 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 7.9 - AR Pts: 21
Lexile measure:
1150L
Status:
5 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
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Description
The tales of The Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing; he worked on the book throughout his life but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the RIngs look back and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The title Silmarillion is shortened from Quenta Silmarillion, "The History of the Silmarils," the three great jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves, in which he imprisoned the light of the Two Trees that illumined Valinor, the land of the gods. When Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, destroyed the Trees, that light lived on only in the Silmarils; Morgoth seized them and set them in his crown, guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. The Silmarillion is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his people against the gods, their exile in Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all the heroisim of Elves and Men, against the great Enemy. The book includes several other, shorter works beside The Silmarillion proper. Preceding it are "Ainulindale," the myth of Creation, and "Valaquenta," in which the nature and powers of each of the gods is set forth. After The Silmarillion is "Akallabeth," the story of the downfall of the great island kingdom of Numenor at the end of the Second Age; completing the volume is "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age," in which the events of The Lord of the Rings are treated in the manner of The Silmarillion. This new edition of The Silmarillion contains the revised and corrected "second edition" text and, by way of introduction, a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1951, which provides a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages. It also contains almost fifty full-color illustrations by the artist Ted Nasmith, many of which appear for the first time.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780618391110, 0618391118, 0618135049 :, 0618126988
UPC:
9780618391110
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.9, 21 Points
Lexile measure:
1150

Notes

General Note
Includes index.
General Note
"This title file contains various copyright dates."
General Note
Originally published in 1977. Illustrated edition originally published in 1998.
Description
A new edition of Tolkien's collection of tales and legends chronicling the world's beginnings and the happenings of the First Age focuses on the theft of the Simarils--the three jewels crafted by Feanor--by Morgoth, first Dark Lord of Middle-earth, and has been revised and expanded to encompass forty-eight color paintings.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,7.9,21,18839.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1., Tolkien, C., & Nasmith, T. (2004). The Silmarillion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973, Christopher. Tolkien and Ted. Nasmith. 2004. The Silmarillion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973, Christopher. Tolkien and Ted. Nasmith, The Silmarillion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973., Christopher Tolkien, and Ted Nasmith. The Silmarillion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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