The Book of Lost Tales, Part One

The Book of Lost Tales, Part One

The Book of Lost Tales 1 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 narratve frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named Eriol (or Ælfwine) to Tol Eressëa, the Lonely Isle, where Elves dwelt; from them he learned their true story, 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; and the geography and cosmology of the invented world.

Title:The Book of Lost Tales, Part One
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780345375216
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    The Book of Lost Tales, Part One Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Book of Lost Tales, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth #1), J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor)The History of Middle-earth is a 12-volume series of books published between 1983 and 199...

  • Terry

    3.5 starsMy first attempt to read _The Book of Lost Tales_ was made way too early in my life and made certain that my response was to put it on the shelf and decide that all of this background stuff, ...

  • Ted Wolf

    STOP: Ask yourself if you read and enjoyed The Silmarillion?If the answer is 'yes', then you might like this book.If the answer is 'no, I haven't read The Silmarillion', then read that before this boo...

  • Jay

    Having read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion many times since I was a teen, as well as Tolkien's papers, letters, and biographies, I decided it was time to go the last mile and ...

  • Melda

    "A story must be told or there'll be no story, yet it is the untold stories that are most moving. I think you are moved by Celebrimbor because it conveys a sudden sense of endless untold stories: Moun...

  • Brian

    These stories contain Tolkien’s first conceptions of Middle Earth, written in notebooks, the first of which he started in high school. These don’t look like ramblings of a young man, but rather, a...

  • Dru

    This will be my 12-volume write-up of the entire series "The History of Middle Earth".--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This series is ONLY for the ...

  • Artnoose McMoose

    I had thought that this book was a bunch of stories in the Tolkien mythology that had never been published. It was only after picking this book up at the library that I discovered what it actually is....

  • Dave Mosher

    Don't pick this up unless you were very bummed about finishing the Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, the Silmarillion, and other greats -- and are craving more. So much that you're willing to essentially...

  • Marko Vasi?

    In one sentence - I'm fascinated. This book is real gem and beacon to all blurred and unclear parts in the final version of The Silmarillion. This book is missing link to onset of Tolkien's creation o...