The Fall of Gondolin
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Fall of Gondolin


  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008302788


The Fall of Gondolin Book Description :

In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar.

The Book of Lost Tales  Part One
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Book of Lost Tales Part One


  • Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-02-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547952086


The Book of Lost Tales Part One Book Description :

The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916-17 when he was twenty-five years old and left incomplete several years later. It stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, for these tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend, they are set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named Eriol (or AElfwine) to Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle, where elves dwelt; from him they learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In these Tales are found the earliest accounts and original ideas of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmology of Middle-earth. Volume One contains the tales of The Music of the Ainur, The Building of valinor, The Chaining of Melko, The coming of the Elves and The Flight of the Noldoli, among others. Each tale is followed by a short essay by Christopher Tolkien, the author's son and literary executor.

A Middle earth Traveller  Sketches from Bag End to Mordor

A Middle earth Traveller Sketches from Bag End to Mordor


  • Author : John Howe
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008226794


A Middle earth Traveller Sketches from Bag End to Mordor Book Description :

Let acclaimed Tolkien artist John Howe take you on an unforgettable journey across Middle-earth, from Bag End to Mordor, in this richly illustrated sketchbook fully of previously unseen artwork, anecdotes and meditations on Middle-earth.

Beowulf

Beowulf


  • Author : Gummere
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627932912


Beowulf Book Description :

'Tis better to die than to live in shame. The oldest existing story written in Old English, "Beowulf" is the classic tale of courage and honor. In the Great Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, the warrior Beowulf, son of a Swedish King, wages battle with the monster Grendel. The introduction contains a short history of the English language and a description of Anglo-Saxon culture.

Letters From Father Christmas
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Letters From Father Christmas


  • Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-02-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547964027


Letters From Father Christmas Book Description :

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 a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North 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, and many more. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien’s inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.

The Lays of Beleriand
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

The Lays of Beleriand


  • Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  • Publisher : Del Rey Books
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345388186


The Lays of Beleriand Book Description :

The third volume of Tolkien's previously unpublished writings includes "The Lay of the Children of Hurin," written in the alliterative style of Anglo-Saxon verse, and "The Lay of Leithian," written in iambic pentameter couplets

Merlin Dreams
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Merlin Dreams


  • Author : Peter Dickinson
  • Publisher : Heinemann Educational Publishers
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: English fiction
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 0435124404


Merlin Dreams Book Description :

This series of contemporary writing meets the requirements of the revised national Curriculum. This text contains nine stories from the Arthurian myths and legends.

The Silmarillion
Score: 4
From 68 Ratings

The Silmarillion


  • Author : J. R. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  • Publisher : Random House LLC
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345325815


The Silmarillion Book Description :

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.

Tolkien and the Great War
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Tolkien and the Great War


  • Author : John Garth
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2013-06-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544263727


Tolkien and the Great War Book Description :

How the First World War influenced the author of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: “Very much the best book about J.R.R. Tolkien that has yet been written.” —A. N. Wilson As Europe plunged into World War I, J. R. R. Tolkien was a student at Oxford and part of a cohort of literary-minded friends who had wide-ranging conversations in their Tea Club and Barrovian Society. After finishing his degree, Tolkien experienced the horrors of the Great War as a signal officer in the Battle of the Somme, where two of those school friends died. All the while, he was hard at work on an original mythology that would become the basis of his literary masterpiece, the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In this biographical study, drawn in part from Tolkien’s personal wartime papers, John Garth traces the development of the author’s work during this critical period. He shows how the deaths of two comrades compelled Tolkien to pursue the dream they had shared, and argues that the young man used his imagination not to escape from reality—but to transform the cataclysm of his generation. While Tolkien’s contemporaries surrendered to disillusionment, he kept enchantment alive, reshaping an entire literary tradition into a form that resonates to this day. “Garth’s fine study should have a major audience among serious students of Tolkien.” —Publishers Weekly “A highly intelligent book . . . Garth displays impressive skills both as researcher and writer.” —Max Hastings, author of The Secret War “Somewhere, I think, Tolkien is nodding in appreciation.” —San Jose Mercury News “A labour of love in which journalist Garth combines a newsman’s nose for a good story with a scholar’s scrupulous attention to detail . . . Brilliantly argued.” —Daily Mail (UK) “Gripping from start to finish and offers important new insights.” —Library Journal “Insight into how a writer turned academia into art, how deeply friendship supports and wounds us, and how the death and d