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The book of lost tales 1 (The history of Middle-earth, vol. 1) (original 1983; edition 1992)
The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1 by J. R. R. Tolkien (1983)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345375211, Mass Market Paperback)THE BOOK OF LOST TALES, I, stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor. Here is the whole, glorious history of Middle-earth that J.R.R. Tolkien brought to mythic and dramatic life with his classic fantasy novels of the Ring Cycle.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 07 Feb 2011 04:56:34 -0500)
The Book of Lost Tales stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-Earth and Valinor, for the Tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Simarillion. The second part of The Book of Lost Tales includes the tale of Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin.
(summary from another edition)
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