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J. R. R. Tolkien - A ​szilmarilok
A ​Gyűrűk Urá-nak rajongói most megismerkedhetnek az előtörténettel - ám akik amazt még nem olvasták (vannak-e egyáltalán ilyenek?), azok is kellemes, gyönyörű mesét vehetnek a kezükbe. Kötetünk első és második része ("Ainulindale" és "Valaquenta") a tolkieni rege őskoráról, a világ teremtéséről és az istenekről szól. A három szilmaril Fëanor, a tünde kovács műve, bennük fénylik Valinor, az istenek hazája két sugárzó fájának világa. Morgoth, a Sötét Úr azonban elragadja őket, és ezzel kitör a háborúság közte és a tündék között. Egy szilmarilt sikerül visszaszerezni a szerelem hatalma által - s végül, az utolsó csata után, melyet az istenek oldalán vív tünde és ember a sötétség erői ellen, mindhárom szilmaril a helyére kerül: egyből csillag lesz az űrben, egy a tengerbe hull, egy a tűzbe. A kötet harmadik része, az "Akallabêth" pedig a másodkor története, Númenor tündökléséé és bukásáé. A szilmarilok tartalmazza mindazon meséket és mondákat, melyekre oly sokszor hivatkoznak A Gyűrűk Urá-ban, például Berenét és Lúthienét. Akik Tolkien világát megszerették, vagy éppen most pillantanak bele először, ebben a műben sem fognak csalódni.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
The company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin-alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of The Ring
In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young Hobbit is entrusted with an immune task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-Earth to the crack of doom, there to destroy the ruling Ring of Power---the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord's evil dominion..

J. R. R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads even wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Sam and Frodo struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

Christopher Tolken - J. R. R. Tolkien - The Shaping of Middle-earth
THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH Poems and prose, maps and chronologies, detours and diversions along the road to Middle-earth . . . Christopher Tolkien has gathered archival materials that his late father, J. R. R. Tolkien, used to create the world and the history behind his classic stories. THE EVOLUTION OF A WORLD This fourth volume of The History of Middle-earth presents early versions of those first tales, from the creation myth to the fall of Morgoth. Writings include a chronology of the events in Beleriand, the first Silmarillion map, and the only known description of the physical nature of Middle-earth's universe. Detailed annotations highlight changes ranging from the spelling of Elvish names to pivotal emendations whose effects reach even to the war of the ring. The Shaping of Middle-earth presents a solid framework by which to trace the development of the early lore of Middle-earth. It is a truly indispensable reference work for those familiar with the history of that endlessly beloved land--and fascinating reading for those just entering that world.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
The Two Towers is the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's high fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. It is preceded by The Fellowship of the Ring and followed by The Return of the King.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
The Return of the King is the third and final volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, following The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. The story begins in the kingdom of Gondor, which is soon to be attacked by the Dark Lord Sauron.

J. R. R. Tolkien - A gyűrűk ura 2. könyv
A Gyűrűk ura tündérmese. Mégpedig - legalábbis terjedelmét tekintve - alighanem minden idők legnagyobb tündérmeséje. Tolkien képzelete szabadon, ráérősen kalandozik a könyv három vaskos kötetében - vagyis abban a képzelt időben, mikor a világ sorát még nem az ember szabta meg, hanem a jót és szépet, a gonoszat és álnokot egyaránt ember előtti lények, ősi erők képviselték. Abban az időben, mikor a mi időszámításunk előtt ki tudja, hogy ezer, tízezer esztendővel a Jó kisebbségbe szorult erői szövetségre léptek, hogy a Rossz erőit legyőzzék: tündérek, féltündérek, az ősi Nyugatfölde erényeit őrző emberek, törpök és félszerzetek, erdő öregjei fogtak össze, hogy a jó varázslat eszközével, s a nagy mágus, Gandalf vezetésével végül győzelmet arassanak, de épp e győzelem következtében elenyésszen az ő idejük, s az árnyak birodalmába áthajózva átadják a földet új urának, az emberfajnak. Különös világ ez az emberfölötti - vagy emberalatti - lényekkel benépesített Középfölde. Anyagi valósága nincs. Baljós, fekete várai, csodás fehér tornyai, fullasztó, sűrű erdei, gyilkos hegyei, sötét mélységei gondoskodnak róla, hogy egy pillanatig ne érezzük magunkat a fogható valóság közegében. Különös, hisz ebben a mesevilágban, ahol oly ékesen virágoznak a lovagi erények, véletlenül sem találkozunk az emelkedett eseményeket hirdető kora középkori lovagvilág fonákjával, az eszmények máza alatt a könyörtelen társadalmi tagozódással, elnyomással, nyomorral, létbizonytalansággal; ebben a külsőre feudálisnak tetsző világban jó is, rossz is vele születik a szereplőkkel, ott rejlik a szívük mélyén; a könyv személytelen szereplője a morál, az pedig kiben-kiben belső parancs.

J. R. R. Tolkien - El ​Señor de los Anillos
En ​la adormecida e idílica Comarca, un joven hobbit recibe un encargo: custodiar el Anillo Único y emprender el viaje para su destrucción en la Grieta del Destino. Acompañado por magos, hombres, elfos y enanos, atravesará la Tierra Media y se internará en las sombras de Mordor, perseguido siempre por las huestes de Sauron, el Señor Oscuro, dispuesto a recuperar su creación para establecer el dominio definitivo del Mal.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Leaf ​by Niggle
Niggle ​is a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do. For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas - a curious picture of a tree with a vast landscape stretching out behind it. The painting keeps getting bigger and bigger, but Niggle has a journey to make. In 1939 Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion. One morning he woke up with the story Leaf by Niggle complete in his mind and wrote it down. This poignant story, about an artist on a curious journey, is often seen as an allegory of the writer's own creative process and life. Published to coincide with a new touring stage production of the story, this is the first time the story has been published in its own volume, enabling readers to savour one of Tolkien's most elegant, haunting and least-known short stories.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The ​Shaping of Middle-earth
THE ​HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH Poems and prose, maps and chronologies, detours and diversions along the road to Middle-earth . . . Christopher Tolkien has gathered archival materials that his late father, J. R. R. Tolkien, used to create the world and the history behind his classic stories. THE EVOLUTION OF A WORLD This fourth volume of The History of Middle-earth presents early versions of those first tales, from the creation myth to the fall of Morgoth. Writings include a chronology of the events in Beleriand, the first Silmarillion map, and the only known description of the physical nature of Middle-earth's universe. Detailed annotations highlight changes ranging from the spelling of Elvish names to pivotal emendations whose effects reach even to the war of the ring. The Shaping of Middle-earth presents a solid framework by which to trace the development of the early lore of Middle-earth. It is a truly indispensable reference work for those familiar with the history of that endlessly beloved land--and fascinating reading for those just entering that world.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Beren ​and Lúthien
Painstakingly ​restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

J. R. R. Tolkien - John D. Rateliff - The ​History of The Hobbit
In ​one volume for the first time, this revised and updated examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece ‘The Hobbit’ includes his complete unpublished draft version of the story, together with notes and illustrations by Tolkien himself. For the first time in one volume, The History of the Hobbit presents the complete unpublished text of the original manuscript of J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Hobbit, accompanied by John Rateliff's lively and informative account of how the book came to be written and published. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines – chapter-by-chapter – why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever-growing concept of Middle-earth. The Hobbit was first published on 21 September 1937. Like its successor, The Lord of the Rings, it is a story that "grew in the telling", and many characters and story threads in the published text are completely different from what Tolkien first wrote to read aloud to his young sons as part of their "fireside reads". As well as reproducing the original version of one of literature's most famous stories, both on its own merits and as the foundation for The Lord of the Rings, this new book includes many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps for The Hobbit by Tolkien himself. Also featured are extensive annotations and commentaries on the date of composition, how Tolkien's professional and early mythological writings influenced the story, the imaginary geography he created, and how Tolkien came to revise the book years after publication to accommodate events in The Lord of the Rings. Like Christopher Tolkien’s The History of The Lord of the Rings before it, this is a thoughtful yet exhaustive examination of one of the most treasured stories in English literature. Long overdue for a classic book now celebrating 75 years in print, this companion edition offers fascinating new insights for those who have grown up with this enchanting tale, and will delight those who are about to enter Bilbo's round door for the first time.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The ​Treason of Isengard
The ​Treason of Isengard continues the account of the creation of The Lord of the Rings started in the earlier volume, The Return of the Shadow. It traces the great expansion of the tale into new lands and new peoples south and east of the Misty Mountains: the emergence of Lothlórien, of Ents of the Riders of Rohan, and of Saruman and White in the fortress of Isengard. In brief outlines and pencilled drafts dashed down on scraps of paper are seen the first entry of Galadriel, the earliest ideas of the history of Gondor, and the original meeting of Aragorn and Éowyn, its significance destined to be wholly transformed. The book also contains a full account of the original map which was to be the basis of the emerging geography of Middle-earth; and an appendix examines the Runic alphabets, with illustrations of the forms and an analysis of the Runes used in the Book of Mazarbul found beside Balin's tomb in Moria.

J. R. R. Tolkien - König ​Arthurs Untergang
Tolkien, ​der wichtigste Fantasyautor der Neuzeit, wendet sich einem der größten Sagenstoffe aller Zeiten zu: der Sage von König Arthur.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Ulrike Killer - Das ​Tolkien Lesebuch
Ein ​wunderbares Buch für alle, die mehr über die phantastische Welt von Mittelerde wissen möchten: eine Auswahl der prägnantesten Szenen aud Tolkiens erzählenrischem Werk, außerdem Briefe, Vorträge und autobiografische Aufzeichnungen. Wer den ›Herrn der Ringe‹ und den ›Kleinen Hobbit‹ liebt, erfährt hier die Hintergründe dazu. Und auch wer sich noch nie mit dem Leben von Hobbits und Elben befasst hat, wird bestens unterhalten!

J. R. R. Tolkien - The ​Art of The Lord of the Rings
To ​celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, a sumptuous full-colour art book containing the complete collection of almost 200 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. As he wrote The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien’s mental pictures often found expression in drawing, from rough sketches made within the manuscript to more finished illustrations. Only a few of these were meant for publication; most were aids to help Tolkien conceive his complex story and keep it consistent. Many do not illustrate the final text, but represent moments of creation, illuminating Tolkien’s process of writing and design. In addition to pictorial sketches, numerous maps follow the development of the Shire and the larger landscape of Middle-earth, while inscriptions in runes and Elvish script, and ‘facsimile’ leaves from the burned and blood-stained Book of Mazarbul, support Tolkien’s pose as an ‘editor’ or ‘translator’ of ancient records. The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien collects these drawings, inscriptions, maps, and plans in one deluxe volume. More than 180 images are included, all of them printed in colour from high-quality scans and photographs, more than half not previously published. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, two of the world’s leading Tolkien scholars, have edited the book and provide an expert introduction and comments. Readers who have enjoyed The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, with which the new book is uniform, will find much of interest also in The Art of The Lord of the Rings.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The ​War of the Ring
_The ​War of the Ring_ takes up the story of _The Lord of the Rings_ with the Battle of the Hornburg and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents, continues with the journey of Frodo, Sam and Gollum to the Pass of Cirith Ungol, describes the war in Gondor, and ends with the parley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor. Unforeseen developments that would become central to the narrative are seen at the moment of their emergence: the palantír bursting into fragments on the stairs of Orthanc, its nature as unknown to the author as to those who saw it fall, or the entry of Faramir into the story ('I am sure I did not invent him, I did not even want him, but there he came walking through the woods of Ithilien'). The book is illustrated with the plans and drawings of the changing conception of Orthanc, Dunharrow, Minas Tirith and the tunnels of Shelob's Lair.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Középfölde ​formálása
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Tree ​and Leaf / The Smith of Wootton Major / The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Beren ​és Lúthien
A _Beren ​és Lúthien_ Tolkien legszemélyesebb története, melyet felesége iránt érzett szerelme ihletett. Talán éppen ezért nem adatta ki élete végéig. Most, 100 évvel a mű születése után, végre nyomtatásban olvashatjuk fiának, Christophernek köszönhetően. Az ember és a tünde közötti szerelem történetén túl azt is megismerjük, hogyan változott Beren és Lúthien legendája Tolkien élete folyamán. Egy része már megjelent _A szilmarilok_-ban, de megírta próza, elbeszélő költemény, vázlat formájában is. Egy kötetben összegyűjtve viszont most találkozhatunk először a történettel, amit Edith Tolkien tánca ihletett a yorkshire-i erdőben, és amely életük végéig elkísérte őt és férjét. A legenda szerint Berennek egy szilmarilt kell szereznie Morgoth, a gonosz szellem vaskoronájából Thingol királynak, a lánya kezéért cserébe. Lúthien pedig követi szerelmét, és segítségére siet a küldetés végrehajtásában. De Beren ember, Lúthien pedig tünde, így választania kell: halhatatlan marad és túléli a férfit, vagy emberré lesz, és meghal vele együtt.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Sauron ​Defeated
In ​the first part of _Sauron Defeated_, Christopher Tolkien completes his account of the writing of _The Lord of the Rings_, beginning with Sam's rescue of Frodo from the Tower of Kirith Ungol, and giving a very different account of the Scouring of the Shire. This part ends with versions of the previously unpublished _Epilogue_, an alternate ending to the masterpiece in which Sam attempts to answer his children's questions years after the departure of Bilbo and Frodo from the Grey Havens. The second part introduces _The Notion Club Papers_, now published for the first time. These mysterious papers, discovered in the early years of the twenty-first century, report the discussions of a literary club in Oxford in the years 1986-1987. Those familiar with the Inklings will see a parallel with the group whose members included J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. After a discussion of the possiblities of travel through space and time through the medium of 'true dream," the story turns to the legend of Atlantis, the strange communications received by members of the club out of remote past, and the violent irruption of the legend into northwestern Europe. Closely associated with the _Papers_ is a new version of the Numenorean legend, _The Drowning of Anadune_, which constitutes the third part of the book. At this time the language of the Men of the West, Adunaic, was first devised - Tolkien's fifteenth invented language. The book concludes with an elaborate account of the structure of this language by Arundel Lowdham, a member of the Notion Club, who learned it in his dreams.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The ​Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings
Hobbits ​and wizards and Sauron--oh, my! Mild-mannered Oxford scholar John Ronald Reuel Tolkien had little inkling when he published _The Hobbit; Or, There and Back Again_ in 1937 that, once hobbits were unleashed upon the world, there would be no turning back. Hobbits are, of course, small, furry creatures who love nothing better than a leisurely life quite free from adventure. But in that first novel and the _Lord of the Rings_ trilogy, the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo and their elfish friends get swept up into a mighty conflict with the dragon Smaug, the dark lord Sauron (who owes much to proud Satan in _Paradise Lost_), the monstrous Gollum, the Cracks of Doom, and the awful power of the magical Ring. The four books' characters--good and evil--are recognizably human, and the realism is deepened by the magnificent detail of the vast parallel world Tolkien devised, inspired partly by his influential Anglo-Saxon scholarship and his Christian beliefs. (He disapproved of the relative sparseness of detail in the comparable allegorical fantasy his friend C.S. Lewis dreamed up in _The Chronicles of Narnia_, though he knew Lewis had spun a page-turning yarn.) It has been estimated that one-tenth of all paperbacks sold can trace their ancestry to J.R.R. Tolkien. But even if we had never gotten Robert Jordan's _The Path of Daggers_ and the whole fantasy genre Tolkien inadvertently created by bringing the hobbits so richly to life, Tolkien's epic about the Ring would have left our world enhanced by enchantment.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Letters ​from Father Christmas
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 strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone 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! Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and 'authenticity' of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Unfinished ​Tales
Further ​expand The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings This collection ranges from the time of The Silmarillion to the end of the War of the Ring in The Lord of the Rings. Its many treasures include Gandalf's lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before Tuor, the only story of Númenor before its fall, and all that is known of the Five Wizards. The collection has been edited by Christopher Tolkien, who provides a commentary placing each of the Tales in the context of his father's work.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Morgoth's ​Ring
In _Morgoth's ​Ring_, the first of two companion volumes, Christopher Tolkien describes and documents the later history of _The Silmarillion_, from the time when his father turned again to 'the Matter of the Elder Days' after _The Lord of the Rings_ was at last achieved. The text of the Annals of Aman, the 'Blessed Land' in the far West, is given in full; while in writings hitherto unknown is seen the nature of the problems that J.R.R. Tolkien explored in his later years, as new and radical ideas, portending upheaval in the old narratives, emerged at the heart of the mythology, and as the destinies of Men and Elves, mortals and immortals, became of central significance, together with a vastly enlarged perception of the evil of Melkor, the Shadow upon Arda. The second part of this history of the later _Silmarillion_ is concerned with developments in the legends of Beleriand after the completion of _The Lord of the Rings_.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The ​Return of the Shadow
_The ​Return of the Shadow_ is the story of the first part of the history of the creation of _The Lord of the Rings_, a fascinating study of Tolkien’s great masterpiece, from its inception to the end of the first volume, _The Fellowship of the Ring_. In _The Return of the Shadow_ (the abandoned title of the first volume of _The Lord of the Rings) we see how Bilbo’s magic ring evolved into the supremely dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord; and the precise, and astonishingly unforeseen, moment when a Black Rider first rode in to the Shire. The character of the hobbit called Trotter (afterwards Strider or Aragorn) is developed, though his true identity seems to be an insouluble problem. Frodo’s companions undergo many changes of name and personality; and other major figures appear in unfamiliar guises: a sinister Treebeard, in league with the enemy, and a feocious, malevolent Farmer Maggot. The book comes complete with reproductions of the first maps and facsimile pages from the earliest manuscripts.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Kullervo ​története
J. ​R. R. Tolkien első prózai műve a _Kalevala_ egyik hőséről szól. Kullervo, Kalervo fia természetfeletti erővel bír és tragikus sors vár rá. Bosszút esküszik a varázsló ellen, aki megölte apját és elrabolta az anyját. De amikor eladják rabszolgának, ráébred, hogy a sors elől nincs menekvés. Ha az olvasót Húrin fia, Túrin Turambar történetére emlékezteti mindez, nem véletlen: Tolkien ezen a legendán tanult meg prózát írni a költemények után, és vissza-visszatért hozzá egész életében. Az első világháború szörnyűsége, a finn eposz szokatlan világa, Tolkien ébredező prózaírói tehetsége fonódik össze egy eddig még soha nem olvasott írás lapjain. Verlyn Flieger előszóval, bőséges magyarázattal és jegyzetekkel, valamint egy alapos tanulmánnyal teszi megközelíthetőbbé Kullervo történetét.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The ​Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays
Complete ​collection of Tolkien's essays, including two on Beowulf, which span three decades beginning six years before The Hobbit to five years after The Lord of the Rings. The seven 'essays' by J.R.R. Tolkien assembled in this new paperback edition were with one exception delivered as general lectures on particular occasions; and while they mostly arose out of Tolkien's work in medieval literature, they are accessible to all. Two of them are concerned with Beowulf, including the well-known lecture whose title is taken for this book, and one with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, given in the University of Glasgow in 1953. Also included in this volume is the lecture English and Welsh; the Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford in 1959; and a paper on Invented Languages delivered in 1931, with exemplification from poems in the Elvish tongues. Most famous of all is On Fairy-Stories, a discussion of the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy, which gives insight into Tolkien's approach to the whole genre. The pieces in this collection cover a period of nearly thirty years, beginning six years before the publication of The Hobbit, with a unique 'academic' lecture on his invention (calling it A Secret Vice) and concluding with his farewell to professorship, five years after the publication of The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien - The ​Fall of Arthur
The ​Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur, king of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of Old English alliterative meter, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narratives a pervasive sense of the grave and fateful nature of all that is told: of Arthur’s expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, of Guinevere’s flight from Camelot, of the great sea battle on Arthur’s return to Britain, in the portrait of the traitor Mordred, in the tormented doubts of Lancelot in his French castle. Unhappily, The Fall of Arthur was one of several long narrative poems that Tolkien abandoned. He evidently began it in the 1930s, and it was sufficiently advanced for him to send it to a very perceptive friend who read it with great enthusiasm at the end of 1934 and urgently pressed him, "You simply must finish it!" But in vain: he abandoned it at some unknown date, though there is evidence that it may have been in 1937, the year of publication of The Hobbit and the first stirrings of The Lord of the Rings. Years later, in a letter of 1955, he said that he "hoped to finish a long poem on The Fall of Arthur," but that day never came. Associated with the text of the poem, however, are many manuscript pages: a great quantity of drafting and experimentation in verse, in which the strange evolution of the poem’s structure is revealed, together with narrative synopses and significant tantalizing notes. In these notes can be discerned clear if mysterious associations of the Arthurian conclusion with The Silmarillion, and the bitter ending of the love of Lancelot and Guinevere, which was never written.

J. R. R. Tolkien - Bilbo's ​Last Song
Bilbo's ​Last Song is a poem written by Bilbo, hero adventurer of The Hobbit, before he leaves Middle Earth to take a ship to the Undying Lands beyond the sunset at the end of The Lord of the Rings. Pauline Baynes magical, jewel-like illustrations depict the journey that brings the ring bearers and the company of elves to The Grey Havens and the ship that is waiting to take them on their final journey. Running concurrently is a series of vignettes showing scenes from The Hobbit; so Bilbo remembers his first journey as he contemplates his last. A friend of the author's for many years, Pauline Baynes has included several of Tolkien's own ideas in her portrayal of the characters and scenes.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The ​Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien
A ​comprehensive collection of letters spanning the adult life (1914-1973) of one of the world’s most famous storytellers. ‘It is not possible even at great length to "pot" The Lord of the Rings in a paragraph or two. It was begun in 1936, and every part has been written many times… the labour has been colossal; and it must stand or fall, practically as it is.’ J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the most prolific letter writers of this century. Over the years he wrote to his publishers, his family, to friends (including C.S. Lewis, W.H. Auden and Naomi Mitchison) and to fans of his books. The letters present a fascinating and highly detailed portrait of the man in many of his aspects: as storyteller, scholar, Catholic, parent and observer of the world around him. They also shed much light on his creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world – Middle-earth. This collection will appeal not only to the legions of Tolkien fans, but will entertain anyone who appreciates the art of letter-writing, of which Tolkien was a master. ‘I am nearly always written to as Tolkien (not by you): I do not know why, since it is pronounced by me always - keen.’

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