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The Silmarillion

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller

The Silmarillion is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before The Hobbit. This mythopoetic masterpiece is a must-read before you watch The Lord of the Rings on Amazon.

"Majestic! ... Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury... It overwhelms the reader."—Time

The story of the creation of the world and of the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Fëanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth.

The Silmarillion is the history of the rebellion of Fëanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy.

"A creation of singular beauty ... magnificent in its best moments."—The Washington Post

"Heart-lifting ... a work of power, eloquence and noble vision... Superb!"—The Wall Street Journal


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Publisher: HarperCollins

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 15, 2012

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547951980
  • Release date: February 15, 2012

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780547951980
  • File size: 4172 KB
  • Release date: February 15, 2012

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Kindle Book
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English

Levels

ATOS Level:7.9
Lexile® Measure:1150
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:8-9

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

The Silmarillion is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before The Hobbit. This mythopoetic masterpiece is a must-read before you watch The Lord of the Rings on Amazon.

"Majestic! ... Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury... It overwhelms the reader."—Time

The story of the creation of the world and of the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Fëanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth.

The Silmarillion is the history of the rebellion of Fëanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy.

"A creation of singular beauty ... magnificent in its best moments."—The Washington Post

"Heart-lifting ... a work of power, eloquence and noble vision... Superb!"—The Wall Street Journal


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 15, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780547951980
    Release date: February 15, 2012

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780547951980
    File size: 4172 KB
    Release date: February 15, 2012

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 7.9
    Lexile® Measure: 1150
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 8-9
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