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The Silmarillion

Author: J. R. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0345325818

Category: Fiction

Page: 458

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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. Reissue.

The Silmarillion

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547951981

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT. Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was 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 kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

Tolkien & the Silmarillion

Author: Clyde S. Kilby

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 89

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A reader's guide to The Silmarillion

Author: Paul Harold Kocher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Tolkien and the Silmarils

Author: Randel Helms,John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 104

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The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

From the Hobbit Through the Lord of the Rings and Beyond

Author: Robert Foster

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345449762

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

View: 3944

Lists every character, event, and place in all of Tolkien's books set in Middle-Earth, incorporating detailed references to "The Silmarillion," which the author considered his most important work.

Lightning from a Clear Sky

Tolkien, the Trilogy, and the Silmarillion

Author: Richard Mathews

Publisher: Millefleurs

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 63

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The Book of Lost Tales

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345375211

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

View: 2389

The first form of the myths and legends in Tolkien's conception of the Middle Kingdom features the adventures of Eriol, and the tales of Beren and Luthien, Turin and the dragon, the necklace of the dwarves, and the fall of Gondolin. Reissue.

The Silmarillion - Thirty Years on

Author: Allan Turner

Publisher: Walking Tree Pub

ISBN: 9783905703108

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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The six articles in this collection commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the long-awaited publication in 1977 of Christopher Tolkien's edition of The Silmarillion, the first opportunity for most readers to learn more about the detailed mythology and history which underlie, explicitly or implicitly, the narrative of The Lord of the Rings. In view of the long and complex publication history of the texts relating to the legendarium, even thirty years is perhaps too short a time to form a critical consensus about the work. Nevertheless, the articles presented here hope to give a picture of some of the the areas of investigation that have established themselves in that period: mythopoeia, theology, the legacy of the ancient North, and the ways in which a text is created. The contribution by Rhona Beare is a completely re-written version of a section from her now out of print introduction to The Silmarillion; the others have all been written specially for the occasion.

Arda Reconstructed

The Creation of the Published Silmarillion

Author: Douglas Charles Kane

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780980149630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 9992

composite work. He compares the published text with the source texts contained in the volumes of The History of Middle-earth (as well as other works such as Unfinished Tales of Middle-earth and Numenor, The Children of Hurin, and - in one case - Tolkien's letters) and identifies patterns of major and minor changes made to these source materials that result in the reconstruction of the finished text. He also cites the works of some of the most important Tolkien scholars, including Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Christina Scull, Wayne Hammond, Charles Noad, and David Bratman, in an attempt to understand and explain why these changes may have been made." --Book Jacket.

The Fellowship of the Ring

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008108298

Category: Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)

Page: 560

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Large print hardback edition of the first volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings, complete with fold-out map. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power -- the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring -- the ring that rules them all -- which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Now available in large print and impossible to describe in a few words, JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

Butterfly Garden

with audio recording

Author: Margaret McNamara

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442436441

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The Robin Hill School first-graders learn about butterflies in this springtime Ready-to-Read! When a package arrives on Mrs. Connor’s desk, everyone is eager to find out what’s in it. Mrs. Connor hints that it’s something that changes from one thing to another. The children soon discover that it’s not a monster or a superhero, but a jar with five caterpillars. The class is going to learn about the life cycle of butterflies! They patiently watch as the caterpillars eat and eat and grow and grow, become chrysalises, and then emerge as beautiful butterflies. And all the children agree that butterflies are “even better than a superhero.”

The Hobbit ; &, The Lord of the Rings

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007509843

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 2064

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Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien’s classic masterpieces behind the films, telling the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring. When they were first published,The HobbitandThe Lord of the Ringsbecame instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed gift set, published to celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson’s three-part film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, contains both titles and features cover images from both films. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien’s remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ part in the epic quest for the Ring – beginning with Bilbo’s fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.

The Middle-Earth Treasury

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008260187

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 912

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Deluxe boxed gift set of pocket edition hardbacks featuring J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular works, which together tell the tale of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and of the War of the Ring. When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set, published to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom and Bilbo's departure to the Grey Havens.

CDC Health Information for International Travel 2012

The Yellow Book

Author: CDC

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199830363

Category: Travel

Page: 640

View: 9016

Health risks are dynamic and ever-changing, both at home and while traveling abroad. To stay abreast of the most up-to-date health recommendations, for decades health care professionals and travelers have relied on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's user-friendly Health Information for International Travel (commonly referred to as the The Yellow Book) as a trusted reference. Updated biennially by a team of experts, this book is the only publication for all official government recommendations for international travel. The book's features include clear and easy-to-read disease risk maps, information on where to find health care during travel, specific health information and itineraries for popular tourist destinations, detailed country-specific information for yellow fever and malaria, advice for those traveling with infants and children, and a comprehensive catalog of diseases, their clinical pictures, and their epidemiologies. The Yellow Book addresses the pre-travel consult and provides post-travel clinical guidance on ways to approach common syndromes of returned travelers who are ill.

Crash

A Mother, A Son, And The Journey From Grief To Gratitude

Author: Carolyn Roy-Bornstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762787457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8486

In these pages she explores all of these boundaries: between then and now, grief and gratitude, before and after, us and them. Her many years as a "medical insider" bring her story authenticity and detail, while her newcomer status as the parent of a trauma victim add poignancy and warmth in this first memoir.

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