The Silmarillion HC - By JRR Tolkien
The tales of The Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing; he worked on the book throughout his life but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its orgins The Lord Of The Rings, it is the story of the first age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part.
The Book includes several other, shorter works beside The Silmarillion proper. Preceding it are "Ainulindale," the myth of Creation, and "Valaquenta," in which the nature and powers of each of the gods is set forth.
This new edition of The Silmarillion contains the revised and corrected "second edition" text and, by the way of introduction, a letter written by J.R.R Tolkien in 1951, which provides a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages. I also contains almost fifty full-color illustrations by the artist Ted Nasmith, many of which appear for the first time.
TT Code - U188
UPC Code - 9780618391110