Depuis sa publication en 1954-1955, le récit des aventures de Frodo et de ses compagnons, traversant la Terre du Milieu au péril de leur vie pour détruire l'Anneau forgé par Sauron, a enchanté des dizaines de millions de lecteurs, de tous les âges. Chef-d'oeuvre de la fantasy, découverte d'un monde imaginaire, de sa géographie, de son histoire et de ses langues, mais aussi réflexion sur le pouvoir et la mort, Le Seigneur des Anneaux est sans équivalent par sa puissance d'évocation, son souffle et son ampleur. Cette nouvelle traduction prend en compte la dernière version du texte anglais, les indications laissées par Tolkien à l'intention des traducteurs et les découvertes permises par les publications posthumes proposées par Christopher Tolkien. Ce volume contient 18 illustrations d'Alan Lee, entièrement re-numérisées, d'une qualité inégalée, ainsi que deux cartes (en couleur) de la Terre du Milieu et du Comté.
Les Deux Tours, deuxième partie du Seigneur des Anneaux, poursuit le récit des aventures de Frodo et de ses compagnons, lancés dans leur périple en Terre du Milieu. Avec Merry et Pippin, le lecteur plonge dans les batailles entre les Orques et les Cavaliers du Rohan, avant de rencontrer l'Ent Fangorn ; avec Aragorn, Gimli et Legolas, il assiste incrédule au retour de Gandalf ; avec Frodo et Sam, il suit Gollum le long des chemins périlleux qui mènent vers le royaume du Mordor, le seul lieu où l'Anneau pourrait être détruit. Cette nouvelle traduction prend en compte la dernière version du texte anglais, les indications laissées par J.R.R. Tolkien à l'intention des traducteurs et les découvertes permises par les publications posthumes proposées par Christopher Tolkien. Ce volume contient 16 illustrations d'Alan Lee, entièrement renumérisées, d'une qualité inégalée, ainsi qu'une carte en couleur de la Terre du Milieu.
La dernière partie du Seigneur des Anneaux voit la fin de la quête de Frodo en Terre du Milieu. Le Retour du Roi raconte la stratégie désespérée de Gandalf face au Seigneur des Anneaux, jusqu'à la catastrophe finale et au dénouement de la grande Guerre où s'illustrent Aragorn et ses compagnons, Gimli le Nain, Legolas l'Elfe, les Hobbits Merry et Pippin, tandis que Gollum est appelé à jouer un rôle inattendu aux côtés de Frodo et de Sam au Mordor, le seul lieu où l'Anneau de Sauron peut être détruit.
Cette nouvelle traduction prend en compte la dernière version du texte anglais, les indications laissées par J. R. R. Tolkien à l'intention des traducteurs et les découvertes permises par les publications posthumes proposées par Christopher Tolkien.
Ce volume contient 15 illustrations d'Alan Lee, entièrement renumérisées, d'une qualité inégalée, ainsi que des cartes (en couleur) de la Terre du Milieu.
Le hobbit Bilbo Bessac mène une vie tranquille, sans grande ambition, s'aventurant rarement au-delà de son logis, à Cul-de-Sac. Son existence se trouve soudainement perturbée par l'arrivée du magicien Gandalf qui, accompagné de treize nains, l'entraîne dans un long et improbable périple en direction de la Montagne Solitaire. Ils ont en effet pour dessein d'aller dérober le trésor de Smaug le Puissant, un énorme et très dangereux dragon...
Publié en 1937, ce récit - imaginé par J.R.R. Tolkien pour ses propres enfants - est très vite devenu un classique de la littérature de jeunesse. Cette édition, servie par une nouvelle traduction, enchantera les lecteurs de tous âges, les invitant à découvrir l'univers de la Terre du Milieu, toile de fond de la plupart des oeuvres de J.R.R. Tolkien, notamment du Seigneur des Anneaux.
Suivez Tuor dans les sentiers dérobés de la cité de Gondolin, construite par les Elfes pour échapper au dieu Morgoth, alors que leur aveuglement orgueilleux et la trahison de Meglin menacent de la détruire. Lorsque Morgoth lancera ses armées menées par des dragons et des Balrogs, le dernier espoir tiendra peut-être à l'enfant né de Tuor et de l'Elfe Idril.
Illustré par Alan Lee, ce livre contient des versions successives de l'histoire de Gondolin présentées par Christopher Tolkien : découvrez le monde de la Terre du Milieu avant Le Seigneur des Anneaux et Le Hobbit, d'une richesse que Le Silmarillion ne nous fait qu'entrevoir.
Ce volume contient 8 illustrations originales en couleurs d'Alan Lee, artiste acclamé pour ses représentations du Seigneur des Anneaux et des Enfants de Húrin.
« Des milliers d'années avant Le Seigneur des Anneaux, la Terre du Milieu est en proie aux luttes entre Morgoth, le premier Seigneur Ténébreux, et les Elfes, alliés aux Hommes. C'est contre Túrin et Niënor, les enfants de Húrin, que Morgoth va lancer une terrible malédiction, les contraignant à une vie malheureuse et errante, pour se venger du héros qui a osé le défier. Les Enfants de Húrin, oeuvre entreprise par Tolkien au cours de la Première Guerre mondiale, s'adresse aux lecteurs du Seigneur des Anneaux, qui retrouveront le souffle de ce roman dans l'histoire de Túrin, héros humain qui cherche sa place parmi les Elfes et les Hommes dans un monde en guerre ; trompé par le destin, il lutte de manière spectaculaire et tragique contre Morgoth, nous faisant découvrir un passé méconnu de la Terre du Milieu. »
Dans un magnifique poème de mille vers, J.R.R. Tolkien propose une version sombre de l'histoire du roi Arthur, roi guerrier et conquérant : à la fidélité de Gauvain répond la trahison de Mordret, envoûté par une Guenièvre énigmatique, elle-même objet de passion pour un Lancelot tourmenté.
Christopher Tolkien éclaire ensuite ce texte, qui est longtemps resté un mystère, en montrant comme il dialogue avec les versions médiévales anglaises et françaises de la légende arthurienne, mais aussi avec le monde du Silmarillion.
Bien qu'incomplet, le poème, présenté ici dans une forme achevée, mais aussi dans son évolution, marquera le lecteur par sa force, sa dimension tragique, et les liens qu'il suscite avec l'univers inventé par Tolkien.
First ever illustrated eBook of the classic bestseller featuring more than 60 colour paintings and pencil drawings by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey 'there and back again'. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...
The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.
This new eBook edition is illustrated throughout in gorgeous watercolour and delicate pencil by Alan Lee, the Oscar-winning Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson's films, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN.
The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the epic story of the Norse hero, Sigurd, the dragon-slayer, the revenge of his wife, Gudrùn, and the Fall of the Nibelungs.
Available for the first time in one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien's five acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of 'The Hobbit', fully corrected and reset for this edition.
The popular paperback edition with a cover design by Tolkien himself, to complement the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings paperbacks. Includes a special preface by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It 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 tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.
Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Nùmenor at the end of the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings.
This new ebook version of Tolkien's timeless classic presents readers with a plethora of full colour images of the original letters alongside the transcribed text, offering a truly engrossing reading experience.
The complete collection of Tolkien's essays, including two on Beowulf, which span three decades beginning six years before The Hobbit to five years after The Lord of the Rings.
J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy story about the adventures of a bewitched toy dog, written before The Hobbit.
While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him, his father, J.R.R.Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal.
This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, was Tolkien's first full-length children's book, written before The Hobbit. Now, nearly 90 years later, the adventures of Rover - or, for reasons that become clear in the story, 'Roverandom' - are published in this delightful pocket hardback edition. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Tolkien experts Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond, and includes Tolkien's own delightful illustrations.
Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas.
They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas's house into the dining room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house, and many more.
No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien's inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.
The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916, when he was twenty-five years old, and left incomplete several years later. It stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, for the Lost Tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend and association, they are set in the narrative frame of the great westward voyage of a mariner named Eriel (or AElfwine). His destination is Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle where Elves dwell; from them he learns their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. The Tales include the earliest accounts 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 cosmography of their invented world.The Book of Lost Tales is published in two volumes. The first contains the Tales of Valinor; and this second past includes Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. Each tale is followed by a commentary, together with associated poems, and each volume contains extensive information on names and vocabulary of the earliest Elvish languages. Additional books in this series will extend the history of Middle-earth as it was refined and enlarged in later years and will include the long Lays of Beleriand, the Ambarkanta or Shape of the World, the Lhammas or Account of Tongues, annals, maps, and many other previously unpublished writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themAs the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive--now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. "A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force." - Daily TelegraphIncludes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGSOne Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themFrodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin--alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. "Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and creatures, from the beauty of Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor." - Sunday Telegraph
The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose."A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning." - New York Times
A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publication, UNFINISHED TALES is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and further relates events as told in THE SILMARILLION and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.The book concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalf's lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring.UNFINISHED TALES also contains the only surviving story about the long ages of Númenor before its downfall, and all that is known about the Five Wizards sent to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, about the Seeing Stones known as the Palantiri, and about the legend of Amroth.
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 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.
This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.