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The Fall of Gondolin

The Fall of Gondolin( )
Author: Tolkien, J. R. R.
Editor: Tolkien, Christopher
Illustrator: Lee, Alan
ISBN:978-0-358-13145-8
Publication Date:Sep 2019
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

"An essential historical reference for Middle-earth fans," (Entertainment Weekly), the final work of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fiction, completing Christopher Tolkien's life-long achievement as the editor and curator of his father's manuscripts.

Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.806 Inches
Book Weight:0.643 Pounds
Author Biography
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Author)
A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits.

Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle.

Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher.

In 2013, his title, The\Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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