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'''''Morgoth's Ring''''' is the tenth volume of the ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'', and the first of two volumes on the later development of ''[[The Silmarillion]]''.
  
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==From the publisher==
  
[[Image:Morgoth's Ring (softcover).jpg|thumb|100px|left|''Morgoth's Ring'' (softcover)]]
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The first of two companion volumes which documents the later writing of ''The Silmarillion'', Tolkien's epic tale of war.
  
'''Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One''', is the first of two volumes on the later development of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', and volume 10 of the ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'', edited by [[Christopher Tolkien]].
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After the ''The Lord of the Rings'' was at last achieved, J.R.R. Tolkien turned his attention once again to "the Matter of the Elder Days". The text of the Annals of Aman, the "Blessed Land" in the far West, is given in full; while in writings hitherto unknown is seen the nature of the problems that Tolkien explored in his later years, as new and radical ideas, portending upheaval in the old narratives, emerged at the heart of the mythology, and as the destinies of Men and Elves, mortals and immortals, became of central significance, together with a vastly enlarged perception of the evil of Melkor, the Shadow upon Arda. The second part of this history of the later ''Silmarillion'' is concerned with developments in the legends of Beleriand after the completion of ''The Lord of the Rings''.<ref>[http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Titles/21950/morgoths-ring-christopher-tolkien-j-r-r-tolkien-9780261103009 Morgoth's Ring] at [http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Pages/Home.aspx HarperCollins.co.uk] (accessed 27 August 2011)</ref>
{{quote|This book indeed is all about Morgoth. Incomparably greater than the power of Sauron, concentrated in the One Ring, Morgoth's power (Tolkien wrote) was dispersed into the very matter of Arda: 'The whole of Middle-earth was Morgoth's Ring.'|From the jacket cover}}
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The book explores the time after the publication of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' when [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] returned to "the Matter of the Elder Days." The text of the ''[[Annals of Aman]]'', the "Blessed Land" in the far [[West]], is given in full; while in writings hitherto unknown is seen the nature of the problems that Tolkien explored in his later years, as new and radical ideas, portending upheaval in the old narratives, emerged at the heart of the mythology, and as the destinies of [[Men]] and [[Elves]], mortals and immortals, became of central significance, together with a vastly enlarged perception of the evil of [[Melkor]], the Shadow upon [[Arda]]. The second part of this history of the later ''Silmarillion'' is concerned with developments in the legends of [[Beleriand]] after the completion of ''The Lord of the Rings''.
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===Contents===
 
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# [[Ainulindalë (Morgoth's Ring)|Ainulindalë]]
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# [[The Annals of Aman]]
# [[Ainulindalë]] II
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# [[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]
# The ''[[Annals of Aman]]''
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##"The First Phase"
# The Later ''[[Quenta Silmarillion]]''
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### "[[Of the Valar]]"
# ''[[Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth]]''
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### "[[Of Valinor and the Two Trees]]"
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### "[[Of the Coming of the Elves]]"
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### "[[Of Thingol and Melian (Morgoth's Ring)|Of Thingol and Melian]]"
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### "[[Of Eldanor and the Princes of the Eldalië]]"
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### "[[Of the Silmarils and the Darkening of Valinor]]"
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### "[[Of the Flight of the Noldor (Morgoth's Ring)|Of the Flight of the Noldor]]"
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### "[[Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor (Morgoth's Ring)|Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor]]"
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##"The Second Phase"
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### "[[The Valaquenta (Morgoth's Ring)|The Valaquenta]]"
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### "[[The Earliest Version of the Story of Finwë and Míriel]]"
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### "[[Laws and Customs Among the Eldar]]"
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### "[[Later Versions of the Story of Finwë and Míriel]]"
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### "[[Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor (Morgoth's Ring)|Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor]]"
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### "[[Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor (Morgoth's Ring)|Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor]]"
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### "[[Of the Darkening of Valinor (Morgoth's Ring)|Of the Darkening of Valinor]]"
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### "[[Of the Rape of the Silmarils]]"
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### "[[Of the Thieves' Quarrel]]"
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# [[Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth]]
 
# [[Myths Transformed]]
 
# [[Myths Transformed]]
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File:Morgoth's Ring (UH1993).png|[[1993]], [[Allen and Unwin|Unwin Hyman]] 1st ed.; hardcover; ISBN 0261103040
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File:Morgoth's Ring (hardcover).jpg|[[1993]], [[Houghton Mifflin]]; hardcover; ISBN 0395680921
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File:Morgoth's Ring (HC1994).png|[[1994]], [[HarperCollins]] 1st paperback ed.; ISBN 0261103008; Cover illustration by [[John Howe]]
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File:Morgoth's Ring (HC2002).png|[[2002]], [[HarperCollins]]; ISBN 0261103008; Cover illustration by [[John Howe]]
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File:Morgoth's Ring (HC2010).png|[[2010]], HarperCollins; reissue (print on demand), hardcover; ISBN 0-00-736534-9
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*[http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/gallery.php?subsection=69 Detailed publication history of UK editions at Tolkienbooks.net]
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Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One
Morgoth's Ring (hardcover).jpg
AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
EditorChristopher Tolkien
PublisherUnwin Hyman (UK)
Houghton Mifflin (US)
Released23 September 1993 (UK)
14 December 1993 (US)
FormatHardcover
Pages488
SeriesThe History of Middle-earth
Preceded bySauron Defeated
Followed byThe War of the Jewels

Morgoth's Ring is the tenth volume of the The History of Middle-earth, and the first of two volumes on the later development of The Silmarillion.

Contents

From the publisher

The first of two companion volumes which documents the later writing of The Silmarillion, Tolkien's epic tale of war.

After the The Lord of the Rings was at last achieved, J.R.R. Tolkien turned his attention once again to "the Matter of the Elder Days". The text of the Annals of Aman, the "Blessed Land" in the far West, is given in full; while in writings hitherto unknown is seen the nature of the problems that Tolkien explored in his later years, as new and radical ideas, portending upheaval in the old narratives, emerged at the heart of the mythology, and as the destinies of Men and Elves, mortals and immortals, became of central significance, together with a vastly enlarged perception of the evil of Melkor, the Shadow upon Arda. The second part of this history of the later Silmarillion is concerned with developments in the legends of Beleriand after the completion of The Lord of the Rings.[1]

Contents

  1. Ainulindalë
  2. The Annals of Aman
  3. The Later Quenta Silmarillion
    1. "The First Phase"
      1. "Of the Valar"
      2. "Of Valinor and the Two Trees"
      3. "Of the Coming of the Elves"
      4. "Of Thingol and Melian"
      5. "Of Eldanor and the Princes of the Eldalië"
      6. "Of the Silmarils and the Darkening of Valinor"
      7. "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
      8. "Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor"
    2. "The Second Phase"
      1. "The Valaquenta"
      2. "The Earliest Version of the Story of Finwë and Míriel"
      3. "Laws and Customs Among the Eldar"
      4. "Later Versions of the Story of Finwë and Míriel"
      5. "Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor"
      6. "Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor"
      7. "Of the Darkening of Valinor"
      8. "Of the Rape of the Silmarils"
      9. "Of the Thieves' Quarrel"
  4. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth
  5. Myths Transformed

Publication History and Image Gallery

External links

References

  1. Morgoth's Ring at HarperCollins.co.uk (accessed 27 August 2011)


The History of Middle-earth
The Book of Lost Tales Part One · The Book of Lost Tales Part Two · The Lays of Beleriand · The Shaping of Middle-earth · The Lost Road and Other Writings · The Return of the Shadow · The Treason of Isengard · The War of the Ring · Sauron Defeated · Morgoth's Ring · The War of the Jewels · The Peoples of Middle-earth · Index