The Silmarillion
(Book)

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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Accelerated Reader
IL: UG - BL: 7.9 - AR Pts: 21
Lexile measure
1150L
Status
Adult Science Fiction
SF TOLKIEN, J. R. R.
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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xxiv, 365 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Language
English
UPC
9780618126989
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 7.9, 21 Points
Lexile measure
1150

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General Note
Includes index.
Description
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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1150L,Lexile
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,7.9,21,18839.
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Accelerated Reader AR :,7.9 :,21.0 :,18839.
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Accelerated Reader,Grades 9-12,7.9,21,SD,Quiz 18839,English fiction, vocabulary quiz available.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1., & Tolkien, C. (2001). The Silmarillion (Second edition.). Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973 and Christopher. Tolkien. 2001. The Silmarillion. Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973 and Christopher. Tolkien. The Silmarillion Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973., and Christopher Tolkien. The Silmarillion Second edition., Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

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