mercoledì 24 agosto 2011

The Silmarillion, prima edizione americana paperback

The Silmarillion
di J.R.R. Tolkien
A cura di Christopher Tolkien
Ballantine Books, New York
1° edizione paperback, marzo 1979, pp. 364
Illustrazione di copertina di Louise Noble

Note di copertina
"It is beautiful.. an enchanted tale of tragedy and triumph... THE SILMARILLION is magical in the old grand style... I adored it!"
Philadelphia Inquirer

"O Mighty TOLKIEN! Prince Of Fantasists!... I have just been reveling in one of the greatest literary privileges and experiences of my life... THE SILMARILLION... Greater and more satisfying than both THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS!"
Richard Adams, Author of THE PLAGUE DOGS

"MAJESTIC!... Readers of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS will find in THE SILMARILLION a Cosmology to call their own... Medieval Romances, Fierce Fairy Tales, and Fiercer Wars that ring with heraldic fury... It overwhelms the reader.”