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The Resource Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee

Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee

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Beren and Lúthien
Title
Beren and Lúthien
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by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee
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Language
eng
Summary
"The tale of Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the tale in the following year. Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal elf. Her father, a great elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Lúthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Lúthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril."--Amazon
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An important chapter in the saga of The Silmarillion, first conceived by Tolkien at the end of his service in World War I, follows the romance between an immortal elf and a mortal whose worthiness is put to an impossible test
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562274
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
B47 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21074393
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
288 pages, 9 unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781328791825
Lccn
bl2017011980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn987617974
  • (OCoLC)987617974
Label
Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21074393
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
288 pages, 9 unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781328791825
Lccn
bl2017011980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn987617974
  • (OCoLC)987617974

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