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The Fall Of Gondolin by [J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee, Christopher Tolkien]

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J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and the author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings.
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"An essential historical reference for Middle-earth fans . . .  For enthusiasts, these glimpses into the burgeoning interconnectedness of Tolkien’s fiction are fascinating . . .  Deep-lore delvers . . . will be rewarded with a thorough understanding of one of modern fantasy’s seminal works."—Entertainment Weekly   “As with the posthumously published ‘The Children of Húrin’ and ‘Beren and Lúthien,’ this entry has been painstakingly and, clearly, lovingly edited by his son and literary executor Christopher Tolkien. Taking place long before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ the books fill in the historical record of those better-known stories . . . In detailing this vital — and indeed tragic — tale of Middle-earth lore, ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ provides everything Tolkien’s readers expect . . . With apologies to Westeros, Narnia and whatever the Star Wars universe is called, Middle-earth stands as the most immersive and detailed fictional realm of our own age because of the different languages Tolkien — master philologist that he was — invented to describe it. Spending time in Middle-earth provides an opportunity to revel in his etymological derring-do . . . ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ demonstrates yet again that Middle-earth boasts its own rich cosmology and history . . . [Christopher Tolkien’s] stewardship of his father’s legacy has been a tremendous success.”—Washington Post   “The Fall of Gondolin is fascinating, both as a glance into the backgrounds that make Middle-earth such a vibrant landscape and for its insights into Tolkien’s earliest interests”—Deseret News     "Every Tolkien aficionado, and they are legion, will want to read this book, both for the story it tells and as a final collaboration between this legendary father-and-son duo."—Library Journal, starred review     “Gives readers a final glimpse at the author’s brilliance . . . This work is a fitting end to Christopher Tolkien’s labors as the steward of his father’s beloved works, and is likely to be cherished by Tolkien’s many fans.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review   "A terrific novel that once again will transport readers old and new to the world of Middle-earth.”—Bookreporter.com  Praise for Beren and Lùthien:    “Every version of the story in the book is incomplete, but under Christopher Tolkien’s steady editorial hand, the fragments assemble themselves to give us an impression of the whole. What makes this possible is the grace with which he handles his long-accustomed dual role of guide to both story and history. His preface and annotations are openhearted and engaging. He leads the reader pleasantly through the greater landscape of Middle-earth in the First Age, and strikes as clear a path as possible through the wilderness of Tolkien’s lifelong attempts to get the story finished and published. With eloquence and diligence and care, the son reconstructs and retraces the father’s journey, pursuing the tale through draft after draft as Tolkien pursued his vision of Middle-earth; as Beren, lost and hunted, followed the sound of Lùthien’s voice as she sang in the shadowed forest of Doriath.”—NPR.org   “A good introduction to LOTR fans nervous about taking on The Silmarillion, and also gives longtime fans a fascinating look at the Tolkiens’ myth-making process.”—EntertainmentWeekly.com --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07CFKN31Z
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Morrow; Reprint edition (August 30, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 30, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6409 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 369 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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J.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3rd January 1892. After serving in the First World War, he became best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, selling 150 million copies in more than 40 languages worldwide. Awarded the CBE and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University, he died in 1973 at the age of 81.

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William D. Freeman
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a novel but another literary lesson
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5.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fall of Gondolin is a triumph!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fall of Gondolin is a triumph!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 24, 2019
Loved this so much that I just breathed it in!

For the uninitiated, like most of Christopher Tolkien’s work on the history of Middle-Earth, this book is not one, long narrative, but a journey through the differing developments/versions of this ‘great tale’. For those, like myself, who are into that sort of thing, then this—like the others—is par excellence; giving the depth and immersion you’ve come to expect from Christopher’s expertise and sensitivity to his father’s creations.

It’s rather poetic that Christopher Tolkien’s final editorial release of his father’s work would be first story that J.R.R Tolkien drafted of his Middle-Earth Saga. Knowing this however, brought a twinge of lament when I turned the last page; it saddens me to think that this is possibly the last of Tolkien’s work that we will see emerge. I’ve said this before (somewhere), but I firmly believe that Christopher Tolkien deserves as much praise as his father for editing and bringing all these unfinished tales posthumously to light.

At the risk of sounding paradoxical; the Fall of Gondolin is a triumph!
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