The Book of Lost Tales

The Book of Lost Tales

Part I

Book - 1992 | 1st Ballantine Books ed.
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The Book of Lost Tales stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor. Embedded in English legend and English association, they were 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 them he learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In the Tales are found the earliest accounts and original ideas of Gods and Elves; Dwarves and Orcs; the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; Nargothrond and Gondolin; the geography and cosmology of the invented world.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1992, c1983.
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed.
ISBN: 9780345375216
0345375211
Branch Call Number: FIC TOLKIEN
Characteristics: xxi, 344 p. : map ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tolkien, Christopher
Alternative Title: Book of lost tales 1

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black_eagle_573
Feb 25, 2018

Great but may be confusing to some who haven't read at least some of the Silmarillion.
All in all great if you'd like to figure out the lore behind the main books and the movies

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