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Titre : THE SILMARILLION.
Éditeur : George Allen & Unwin ., London, Boston, Sydney
Date d'édition : 1977
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, cloth. First British edition, domestic issue. Simultaneous with U.S. edition. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-251. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1040. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1733-43. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 167-68. Hammond and Anderson A15b. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (priced £4.95 on front flap). (#5026). N° de réf. du libraire 106443
Synopsis : An edition of the forerunner to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, which gives an account of the Elder Days when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves make war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.
Critique: The Silmarillion is J.R.R. Tolkien's tragic, operatic history of the First Age of Middle-Earth, essential background material for serious readers of the classic Lord of the Rings saga. Tolkien's work sets the standard for fantasy, and this audio version of the "Bible of Middle-Earth" does The Silmarillion justice. Martin Shaw's reading is grave and resonant, conveying all the powerful events and emotions that shaped elven and human history long before Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf and all the rest embarked on their quests. Beginning with the Music of the Ainur, The Silmarillion tells a tale of the Elder Days, when Elves and Men became estranged by the Dark Lord Morgoth's lust for the Silmarils, pure and powerful magic jewels. Even the love between a human warrior and the daughter of the Elven king cannot defeat Morgoth, but the War of Wrath finally brings down the Dark Lord. Peace reigns until the evil Sauron recovers the Rings of Power and sets the stage for the events told in the Lord of the Rings. This is epic fantasy at its finest, thrillingly read and gloriously unabridged. (Running time: 14 hours, 6 CDs)
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