The Fall of Gondolin

J.R.r.Tolkien

0

Balsavo 0

Pilna kaina: 11.50 €   15% nuolaida perkant internetu   Sutaupote: 1.73 €

9.77 €

Ypatybės ir aprašymas
ISBN9780008302801
AutoriusJ.R.r.Tolkien
Leidimo metai2020
LeidėjasHarper Collins publishers
Puslapių304
Leidinio kalbaanglų kalba
Formatasknyga popieriniu viršeliu

Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a standalone work, the epic tale of The Fall of Gondolin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Balrogs, Dragons and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar.

Central to this enmity of the gods is the city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable. It was built and peopled by Noldorin Elves who, when they dwelt in Valinor, the land of the gods, rebelled against their rule and fled to Middle-earth. Turgon King of Gondolin is hated and feared above all his enemies by Morgoth, who seeks in vain to discover the marvellously hidden city, while the gods in Valinor in heated debate largely refuse to intervene in support of Ulmo’s desires and designs.

Into this world comes Tuor, cousin of Túrin, the instrument of Ulmo’s designs. Guided unseen by him Tuor sets out from the land of his birth on the fearful journey to Gondolin, and in one of the most arresting moments in the history of Middle-earth the sea-god himself appears to him, rising out of the ocean in the midst of a storm. In Gondolin he becomes great; he is wedded to Idril, Turgon’s daughter, and their son is Eärendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo.

At last comes the terrible ending. Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs. After a minutely observed account of the fall of Gondolin, the tale ends with the escape of Tuor and Idril, with the child Eärendel, looking back from a cleft in the mountains as they flee southward, at the blazing wreckage of their city. They were journeying into a new story, the Tale of Eärendel, which Tolkien never wrote, but which is sketched out in this book from other sources.

Following his presentation of Beren and Lúthien 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, he regarded it as one of the three ‘Great Tales’ of the Elder Days.

Komentarai (0)

Rašykite komentarą apie šią knygą

Vardas*

El. Paštas

Atsiliepimas*

* - pažymėtus laukus užpilyti būtuna

loading
Panašios knygos
Catcher in the Rye, Salinger J.D.

Salinger J.D.

Catcher in the Rye

Pilna kaina: 7.82 €

15 % nuolaida perkant internetu

6.65 €

Eat, Pray, Love (Exp), Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love (Exp)

Pilna kaina: 8.00 €

15 % nuolaida perkant internetu

6.80 €

Nocturnes, Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro

Nocturnes

Pilna kaina: 9.00 €

15 % nuolaida perkant internetu

7.65 €

To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee, Harper

Lee, Harper

To Kill A Mockingbird

Pilna kaina: 10.00 €

15 % nuolaida perkant internetu

8.50 €

Prisijungti

Krepšelis

Krepšelis kol kas tuščias

Pagalba perkančiam

pagalba@humanitas.lt

10-18 val. darbo dienomis

Facebook draugai

close
SIŲSTI
email

close

Catcher in the Rye

ISBN9780241950425
AutoriusSalinger J.D.
Leidimo metai2010
Puslapių192
Leidinio kalbaanglų kalba
Pristatymo terminas Lietuvoje 1-3 darbo dienos

Eat, Pray, Love (Exp)

ISBN9780747589358
AutoriusElizabeth Gilbert
Leidimo metai2007
Puslapių384
Leidinio kalbaanglų kalba
Pristatymo terminas Lietuvoje 1-3 darbo dienos

Nocturnes

ISBN9780571245017
AutoriusKazuo Ishiguro
Leidimo metai2010
Puslapių221
Leidinio kalbaanglų kalba
Pristatymo terminas Lietuvoje 1-3 darbo dienos

To Kill A Mockingbird

ISBN9780099549482
AutoriusLee, Harper
Leidimo metai2010
Puslapių320
Leidinio kalbaanglų kalba
Pristatymo terminas Lietuvoje 1-3 darbo dienos