0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)

Description - Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien

Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Luthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien's Middle-earth.

The tale of Beren and Luthien 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 Luthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Luthien 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 Luthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Luthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril.

In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Luthien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father's own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.

Buy Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780008214197
ISBN-10: 0008214190
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 149mm x 32mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien

Book Reviews - Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Beren and Luthien book by J. R. R. Tolkien and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Customers Also Bought

Boomerang Books customers who bought Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien also bought the following titles:

Cost Of Bravery by Allan Sparkes
Paperback / softback, May 2013
$25.49 $29.99
House of Names by Colm Toibin
Hardback, April 2017
$16.99 $19.99
Honest History Book by David Stephens
Paperback / softback, April 2017
$29.74 $34.99

Books By J. R. R. Tolkien

Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
Paperback / softback, November 1991
$14.44 $16.99
Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Hardback, November 2012
$21.24 $24.99
Hobbit Classic Hardback by J. R. R. Tolkien
Hardback, June 1995
$28.04 $32.99
Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Hardback, June 2014
$93.49 $109.99