The Lays of Beleriand

The Lays of Beleriand - The Histories of Middle-Earth

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Publisher's Synopsis

Tales told through the ages of quests and curses, enduring love and immeasurable tragedy

"The power of Tolkien's central characters-tragic, cursed Túrin; the lovers Beren and Lúthien-shines through."-Library Journal

Gathering together two of the most crucial stories in Tolkien's world-those of Tu´rin, a hero living under a ruinous family curse, and Lu´thien, an elven princess whose love for a mortal man is mirrored ages later in Arwen and Aragorn-The Lays of Beleriand sheds light on the creation of the mythology of Middle-earth.

Journey through darkness with Tu´rin Turambar as he searches for his long-missing father in The Lay of the Children of Hu´rin, and join Beren and Lu´thien on their quest to cut a Silmaril from Morgoth's crown in The Lay of Leithian. Both narratives appear here in alliterative verse and are accompanied by Christopher Tolkien's commentary on the evolution of the history of the Elder Days. Also included is critical analysis by C. S. Lewis of The Lay of Leithian.

Book information

ISBN: 9780345388186
Publisher: Random House Worlds
Imprint: Del Rey
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 227g
Height: 178mm
Width: 108mm
Spine width: 30mm