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''In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Lúthien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father's own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.}}
 
''In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Lúthien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father's own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.}}
  
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*[http://wayneandchristina.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/beren-and-luthien/ ''Beren and Lúthien''], by [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]]
 
*[http://wayneandchristina.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/beren-and-luthien/ ''Beren and Lúthien''], by [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]]
*[http://www.tolkiensociety.org/2016/10/new-tolkien-book-beren-and-luthien/ New Tolkien book: ''Beren and Lúthien''] (announcement by [[The Tolkien Society]])
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*[http://www.tolkiensociety.org/2016/10/new-tolkien-book-beren-and-luthien/ New Tolkien book: ''Beren and Lúthien''], announcement by [[The Tolkien Society]]
 
*[http://johngarth.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/beren-and-luthien-a-centenary-publication/ ''Beren and Lúthien'', a centenary publication], by [[John Garth]]
 
*[http://johngarth.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/beren-and-luthien-a-centenary-publication/ ''Beren and Lúthien'', a centenary publication], by [[John Garth]]
  
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Latest revision as of 21:05, 11 October 2021

This article is about the book published in 2017. For the the chapter in The Silmarillion, see Of Beren and Lúthien.
Beren and Lúthien
Beren and Lúthien.jpg
AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
EditorChristopher Tolkien
IllustratorAlan Lee
PublisherHarperCollins (UK)
Houghton Mifflin (US)
Released1 June 2017
FormatHardcover, E-book, Deluxe edition
Pages304
ISBN978-0008214197

Beren and Lúthien is a book edited by Christopher Tolkien. The book draws from different versions of J.R.R. Tolkien's tale of Beren and Lúthien.

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Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

The tale of Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the tale in the following year.

Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Lúthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Lúthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril.

In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Lúthien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father's own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.

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