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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date September 1, 1983
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395346464
ISBN-10 0395346460
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $15.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The background to the entire Lord of the Rings epic, and the world of middle-earth. The Silmarillion is Tolkien's first book and his last, the core of his imaginative work that underlies all his writings about Middle-earth. Here are the legends of the Elder Days, the central stories that give meaning to the events of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Tolkien began The Silmarillion in 1917 and worked on it, changed it, and continued it throughout his life. Edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien, the book finally appeared four years after the author's death, in 1977. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feonor, the most gifted of the Elves, and within them gleamed the light of the Two Trees of Valinor. But they were stolen by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, setting off the major war of the First Age. The Silmarillion includes several other works besides the main story: Ainulindale, the myth of Creation; Valaquenta, on the nature and power of the gods; Allakabeth, recounting the downfall of Numenor; and "Of the Rings of Power and the third Age," the link to The Lord of the Rings. As Christopher Tolkien describes it: "The entire history is set forth from the Music of the Ainur in which the world began to the passing of the ringbearers from the Havens of Mithlond at the end of the Third Age."

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Editions for the work The Silmarillion
Paperback
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With J. R. R. Tolkien, James L. Gelvin | from Houghton Mifflin (September 1, 1983)
9780395346464 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know
About: 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
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780190222741 Book cover for 9780395346457
 
2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 16, 2015)
9780190222741 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $74.00
from Oxford Univ Pr (March 6, 2012)
9780199891757 | details & prices | 185 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $78.00
With Paul Theroux | from Houghton Mifflin (October 1, 1983); titled "The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around Great Britain"
9780395346457 | details & prices | List price $3.98
This edition also contains The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around Great Britain
About: Provides a profile of Britain and her people in a collection of interviews with citizens during the time of the papal visit, the Falklands crisis, a great railway strike, spiraling unemployment, and the birth of Prince William
Paperback
Book cover for 9780190222758 Book cover for 9780199891771 Book cover for 9780395346464
 
2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 16, 2015)
9780190222758 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.95
from Oxford Univ Pr (March 6, 2012)
9780199891771 | details & prices | 185 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.95
The price comparison is for this edition
With J. R. R. Tolkien | from Houghton Mifflin (September 1, 1983); titled "The Silmarillion"
9780395346464 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains The Silmarillion
About: 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

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