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The Silmarillion

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IL: UG - BL: 7.9 - AR Pts: 21
Lexile measure:
1150L
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A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, 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. Tolkien considered The Silmarillion his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. 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 Feanor, 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 Feanor 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. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.
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9780618135042
9780395257302
9780547951980
9780618391110
9780544338012
9780618126989
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.9, 21 Points
Lexile measure:
1150L
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subject_facetBaggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Baggins, Bilbo -- Fiction
Electronic books
Elves -- Fiction
Epic fiction
Fantastic fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fantasy fiction, English
Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction
title_displayThe Silmarillion
title_fullThe Silmarillion
The Silmarillion / J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
The Silmarillion / J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien
The Silmarillion / J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; illustrated by Ted Nasmith
The Silmarillion [electronic resource] Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
title_shortThe Silmarillion
topic_facetBaggins, Bilbo
Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)
Classic Literature
Electronic books
Elves
Fantasy fiction, English
Fiction
Literature
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)