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The fall of Gondolin / by J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; with illustrations by Alan Lee.

Available copies

  • 5 of 20 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Vanderhoof Public Library.

Current holds

4 current holds with 20 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Vanderhoof Public Library AF TOL (Text) 35193000341661 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 10/31/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780008302757
  • Physical Description: 302 p., 4 unnumbered p. of plates : ill. (some col.), col. map, genealogical table ; 23cm.
  • Publisher: London, UK : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The original tale -- The earliest text -- Turlin and the exiles of Gondolin -- The story told in the 'Sketch of the Mythology' -- The story told in the 'Quenta Noldorinwa' -- The last version -- The evolution of the story -- Conclusion -- List of names -- Additional notes -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
"Taking place in the Elder Days thousands of years before the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, the Fall of Gondolin tells of the founding of the Elven city of Gondolin, built in secret by Turgon and his people; of the arrival of Tuor, a prince of the Edain; of the betrayal of the city to Morgoth by Turgon's nephew Maeglin; and of its subsequent destruction by Morgoth's armies. It also relates the flight of the fugitives to the Havens of Sirion, the wedding of Tuor and Idril, as well as the childhood of Eärendil." -- Provided by the Publisher.
"Following his presentation of 'Beren and Luthien' Christopher Tolkien has used the same 'history in sequence' mode in the writing of this edition of 'The Fall of Gondolin.' In the words of J. R. R. Tolkien, it was ‘the first real story of this imaginary world' and, together with 'Beren and Lúthien' and 'The Children of Húrin,' J. R. R. Tolken regarded it as one of the three ‘Great Tales’ of the Elder Days." -- Provided by the Publisher.
Subject: Middle Earth (Imaginary place) > Fiction.
Elves > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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