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HoME I - The book of Lost Tales - part 1


Quatrième de couverture

THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH
Volume 1
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN

The Book of Lost Tales stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor for the Tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend and English association, they are set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named Eriol (or AElfwine) to Tol Eressëa, the Lonely Isle, where Elves dwelt; from them he learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In the Tales are found the earliest accounts and original ideas of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmogoly of the invented world.

« In these Lost Tales we have the scholar joyously gambolling in the thickets of his imagination... a Commentary and Notes greatly enrich the quest. »
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

« afford us an almost over the shoulder view into the evolving creative process and genius of J.R.R. Tolkien in a new, exciting aspect... the superb, sensitive and extremely helpful commentary and editing done by Christopher Tolkien makes all this possible. »
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Table des matières
  Foreword

1
I. THE COTTAGE OF LOST PLAY
Notes and Commentary

13
21
II. II THE MUSIC OF THE AINUR
Notes and Commentaries

45
49,60
III. THE COMING OF THE VALAR AND THE BUILDING OF VALINOR
Notes and Commentary

64
79
IV. THE CHAINING OF MELKO
Notes and Commentary

94
106
V. THE COMING OF THE ELVES AND THE MAKING OF KÔR
Notes and Commentary

113
129
VI. THE THEFT OF MELKO AND THE DARKENING OF VALINOR
Notes and Commentary

140
155
VII. THE FLIGHT OF THE NOLDOLI
Notes and Commentary

162
169
VIII. THE TALE OF THE SUN AND MOON
Notes and Commentary

174
195
IX. THE HIDING OF VALINOR
Notes and Commentary

207
219
X. GILFANON'S TALE: THE TRAVAIL OF THE NOLDOLI AND THE COMING OF MANKIND

229
  Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales - Part I
Short Glossary of Obsolete, Archaic, and Rare Words
Index
246
274
276