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The Lays of Beleriand - (Histories of Middle-Earth) by J R R Tolkien (Paperback)

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  • Tales told through the ages of quests and curses, enduring love and immeasurable tragedy "The power of Tolkien's central characters--tragic, cursed Túrin; the lovers Beren and Lúthien--shines through.
  • About the Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • 480 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Fantasy
  • Series Name: Histories of Middle-Earth

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Tales told through the ages of quests and curses, enduring love and immeasurable tragedy

"The power of Tolkien's central characters--tragic, cursed Túrin; the lovers Beren and Lúthien--shines through."--Library Journal

Gathering together two of the most crucial stories in Tolkien's world--those of Túrin, a hero living under a ruinous family curse, and Lúthien, an elven princess whose love for a mortal man is mirrored ages later in Arwen and Aragorn--The Lays of Beleriand sheds light on the creation of the mythology of Middle-earth.

Journey through darkness with Túrin Turambar as he searches for his long-missing father in The Lay of the Children of Húrin, and join Beren and Lúthien on their quest to cut a Silmaril from Morgoth's crown in The Lay of Leithian. Both narratives appear here in alliterative verse and are accompanied by Christopher Tolkien's commentary on the evolution of the history of the Elder Days. Also included is critical analysis by C. S. Lewis of The Lay of Leithian.



About the Author



John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.91 Inches (H) x 4.16 Inches (W) x 1.19 Inches (D)
Weight: .46 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 480
Series Title: Histories of Middle-Earth
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Random House Worlds
Theme: Epic
Format: Paperback
Author: J R R Tolkien
Language: English
Street Date: August 29, 1994
TCIN: 13701740
UPC: 9780345388186
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-5985
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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