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Il cofanetto della History of Middle-earth di J.R.R. Tolkien, HarperCollins prima edizione 2002


Bellissimo e raro cofanetto con l'intera History of Middle- earth di J. R. R. Tolkien curata da suo figlio Christopher. I volumi originari della Storia della Terra di Mezzo sono qui raccolti in tre volumi rilegati con sovraccoperta. Per una descrizione accurata della History si rimanda alla lettura del pregevole articolo scritto da Franco Manni per la rivista Endore disponibile a questo indirizzo web.


The History of Middle-earth
di J.R.R. Tolkien
A cura di Christopher Tolkien
HarperCollins, Londra
1° ed. 2002

Il cofanetto include:

The History of Middle-earth, Part I
The History of Middle-earth, Part 
The History of Middle-earth, Part III


The History of Middle-earth, Part I
di J.R.R. Tolkien
A cura di Christopher Tolkien
HarperCollins, Londra
1° ed. 2002
Rilegato con sovraccoperta

Il Libro I raccoglie i volumi 1-5i e rappresenta il lavoro svolto durante il periodo 1920-1930 e che riguarda completamente la storia del Silmarillion.


I volume compresi nel Libro I:

The Book of Lost Tales Part One (1983)
“The Cottage of Lost Play” – the “framework” story
“The Music of the Ainur” – the first version of what would become the Ainulindalë
“The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor” – later Valaquenta and first chapters of Quenta Silmarillion
“The Chaining of Melko” – Melko is an earlier name of Melkor
“The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr” – Kôr is the original name of Tirion upon Túna
“The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor”
“The Flight of the Noldoli” – “Noldoli” or “Gnomes” are the Elves later called the Noldor
“The Tale of the Sun and Moon”
“The Hiding of Valinor”
“Gilfanon's Tale: The Travail of the Noldoli and the Coming of Mankind”

The Book of Lost Tales Part Two (1984)
“The Tale of Tinúviel” – the first version of the tale of Beren and Lúthien
“Turambar and the Foalókë” – the first version of the Túrin saga
“The Fall of Gondolin” – the only full narrative of the Fall of Gondolin
“The Nauglafring” – a story which was “lost”, in that it never was rewritten in full, and was mostly left out of the later Silmarillion.
“The Tale of Eärendel” – the only full narrative of Eärendil's travels
“The History of Eriol or Ælfwine and the End of the Tales” – an essay about the changes in the framework, and the “unwritten” tales.

The Lays of Beleriand (1985)
“Prose Fragments Following the Lost Tales”
“The Earliest 'Silmarillion'“
“The Quenta”
“The First 'Silmarillion' Map”
“The Ambarkanta”
“The Earliest Annals of Valinor”
“The Earliest Annals of Beleriand”

The Shaping of Middle-earth (1986)
“Prose Fragments Following the Lost Tales”
“The Earliest 'Silmarillion'“
“The Quenta”
“The First 'Silmarillion' Map”
“The Ambarkanta”
“The Earliest Annals of Valinor”
“The Earliest Annals of Beleriand”

The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987)
Part One: The Fall of Númenor and the Lost Road
“The Early History of the Legend”
“The Fall of Númenor”
“The Lost Road”
Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings
“The Texts and their Relations”
“The Later Annals of Valinor”
“The Later Annals of Beleriand”
“Ainulindalë”
“The Lhammas”
“Quenta Silmarillion”
Part Three
“The Etymologies”

The History of Middle-earth, Part II
di J.R.R. Tolkien
A cura di Christopher Tolkien
HarperCollins, Londra
1° ed. 2002
Rilegato con sovraccoperta

Il Libro II è composto dai volumi 6-9 che si riferiscono al Signore degli Anelli.


I volume compresi nel Libro II:

The Return of the Shadow (The History of The Lord of the Rings v.1) (1988)
Foreword
The First Phase
I A Long-expected Party
II From Hobbiton to the Woody End
III Of Gollum and the Ring
IV To Maggot's Farm and Buckland
V The Old Forest and the Withywindle
VI Tom Bombadil
VII The Barrow-wight
VII Arrival at Bree
IX Trotter and the Journey to Weathertop
X The Attack on Weathertop
XI From Weathertop to the Ford
XII At Rivendell
XIII 'Queries and Alterations'
The Second Phase
XIV Return to Hobbiton
XV Ancient History
XVI Delays Are Dangerous
XVII A Short Cut to Mushrooms
XVIII Again from Buckland to the Withywindle
The Third Phase
XIX The Third Phase (1): The Journey to Bree
XX The Third Phase (2): At the Sign of the Prancing Pony
XXI The Third Phase (3): To Weathertop and Rivendell
XXII New Uncertainties and New Projections
The Story Continued
XXIII In the House of Elrond
XXIV The Ring Goes South
XXV The Mines of Moria

The Treason of Isengard (The History of The Lord of the Rings v.2) (1989)
Foreword
I “Gandalf's Delay”
II “The Fourth Phase (1): From Hobbiton to Bree”
III “The Fourth Phase (2): From Bree to the Ford of Rivendell”
IV “Of Hamilcar, Gandalf, and Saruman”
V “Bilbo's Song at Rivendell: Errantry and Eärendillinwë”
VI “The Council of Elrond (1)”
VII “The Council of Elrond (2)”
VIII “The Ring Goes South”
IX “The Mines of Moria (1): The Lord of Moria”
X “The Mines of Moria (2): The Bridge”
XI “The Story Foreseen from Moria”
XII “Lothlórien”
XIII “Galadriel”
XIV “Farewell to Lórien”
XV “The First Map of The Lord of the Rings”
XVI “The Story Foreseen from Lórien”
XVII “The Great River”
XVIII “The Breaking of the Fellowship”
XIX “The Departure of Boromir”
XX “The Riders of Rohan”
XXI “The Uruk-hai”
XXII “Treebeard”
XXIII “Notes on Various Topics”
XXIV “The White Rider”
XXV “The Story Foreseen from Fangorn”
XXVI “The King of the Golden Hall”
Appendix on Runes

The War of the Ring (The History of The Lord of the Rings v.3) (1990)
Foreword
1 “Part One: The Fall of Saruman”,
I “The Destruction of Isengard”
II “Helm's Deep”
III “The Road to Isengard”
IV “Flotsam and Jetsam”
V “The Voice of Saruman”
VI “The Palantír”
2 “Part Two: The Ring Goes East”,
I “The Taming of Sméagol”
II “The Passage of the Marshes”
III “The Black Gate is Closed”
IV “Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit”
V “Faramir”
VI “The Forbidden Pool”
VII “Journey to the Cross-roads”
VIII “Kirith Ungol”
3 “Part Three: Minas Tirith”,
I “Addendum to 'The Treason of Isengard'“
II “Book Five Begun and Abandoned”
III “Minas Tirith”
IV “Many Roads Lead Eastward (1)”
V “Many Roads lead Eastward (2)”
VI “The Siege of Gondor”
VII “The Ride of the Rohirrim”
VIII “The Story Foreseen from Forannest”
IX “The Battle of the Pelennor Fields”
X “The Pyre of Denethor”
XI “The Houses of Healing”
XII “The Last Debate”
XIII “The Black Gate Opens”
XIV “The Second Map”

Sauron Defeated (The History of The Lord of the Rings v.4) (1992)
Foreword
Part One: The End of the Third Age
I The Story of Frodo and Sam in Mordor
II The Tower of Kirith Ungol
III The Land of Shadow
IV Mount Doom
V The Field of Kormallen
VI The Steward and the King
VII Many Partings
VIII Homeward Bound
IX The Scouring of the Shire
X The Grey Havens
XI The Epilogue
Appendix: Drawings of Orthanc and Dunharrow
Part Two: The Notion Club Papers
Introduction
Foreword and List of Members
The Notion Club Papers Part One
The Notion Club Papers Part Two
Major Divergences in Earlier Versions of Part Two
(i) The earlier versions of Night 66
(ii) The original version of Lowdham's 'Fragments'
(iii) The earlier versions of Lowdham's 'Fragments' in Adunaic
(iv) Earlier versions of Edwin Lowdham's Old English text
(v) The page preserved from Edwin Lowdham's manuscript written in Numenorean script
Part Three: The Drowning of Anadûnê
(i) The third version of The Fall of Númenor
(ii) The original text of The Drowning of Anadûnê
(iii) The second text of The Drowning of Anadûnê
(iv) The final form of The Drowning of Anadûnê
(v) The theory of the work
(vi) Lowdham's Report on the Adunaic Language

Index



The History of Middle-earth, Part III
di J.R.R. Tolkien
A cura di Christopher Tolkien
HarperCollins, Londra
1° ed. 2002
Rilegato con sovraccoperta

Il Libro III è composto dagli ultimi 3 libri, 10-12, e si riferisce alla storia successiva del Silmarillion e alla scrittura del Prologo e delle appendici de Il Signore degli Anelli.


I volume compresi nel Libro II:

Morgoth's Ring (The Later Silmarillion v.1) (1993)
Ainulindalë
The Annals of Aman
The Later Quenta Silmarillion
       “The First Phase”
“Of the Valar”
“Of Valinor and the Two Trees”
“Of the Coming of the Elves”
“Of Thingol and Melian”
“Of Eldanor and the Princes of the Eldalië”
“Of the Silmarils and the Darkening of Valinor”
“Of the Flight of the Noldor”
“Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor”
                       “The Second Phase”
“The Valaquenta”
“The Earliest Version of the Story of Finwë and Míriel”
“Laws and Customs Among the Eldar”
“Later Versions of the Story of Finwë and Míriel”
“Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor”
“Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor”
“Of the Darkening of Valinor”
“Of the Rape of the Silmarils”
“Of the Thieves' Quarrel”
Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth
Myths Transformed

The War of the Jewels (The Later Silmarillion v.2) (1994)
Foreword
“Part One. The Grey Annals”
“Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion”
“9. Of Men”
“10. Of the Siege of Angband”
“11. Of Beleriand its Realms”
“12. Of Turgon and the Building of Gondolin”
“13. Concerning the Dwarves”
“14. Of the Coming of Men into the West”
“15. Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin”
“The Last Chapters of the Quenta Silmarillion”
“Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion”
“I. The Wanderings of Húrin”
“II. Ælfwine and Dírhaval”
“III. Maeglin”
“IV. Of the Ents and the Eagles”
“V. The Tale of Years”
“Part Four. Quendi and Eldar”
“A. The principal linguistic elements concerned”
“B. Meanings and use of the various terms applied to the Elves and their varieties in Quenya, Telerin, and Sindarin”
“C. The Clan-names, with notes on other names for divisions of the Eldar”
“Appendix A. Elvish names for Men”
“Appendix B. Elvish names for the Dwarves”
“Appendix C. Elvish names for the Orcs”
“Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language'“
“Note on the 'Language of the Valar'“
“Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar”
“Editorial Notes [to Quendi and Eldar]”
“Appendix: The legend of the Awaking of the Quendi (Cuivienyarna)”
Index

The Peoples of Middle-earth (1996)
“The Prologue”
“The Appendix on Languages”
“The Family Trees”
“The Calendars”
“The History of the Akallabeth”
“The Tale of Years of the Second Age”
“The Heirs of Elendil”
“The Tale of Years of the Third Age”
“The Making of Appendix A”
“Of Dwarves and Men”
“The Shibboleth of Fëanor”
“The Problem of Ros”
“Last Writings”
“Dangweth Pengoloð”
“Of Lembas”
“The New Shadow”

“Tal-Elmar”


Nota dell’editore HarperCollins
The complete 12-book History of Middle-earth, printed in three volumes and set in a matching box.
J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-earth, and which gives added life to the thousand-year war between the Elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, and his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron.

It was to this enormous task of literary construction that his Tolkien’s youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of twelve books, The History of Middle-earth.

This very special collector’s edition brings together all twelve books into three hardback volumes – over 5,000 pages of fascinating Tolkien material – and places them in one matching box.