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author=[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Christopher Tolkien]]|
 
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'''The Lays of Beleriand''' was the third volume to [[The History of Middle-earth]] and gives us a privileged insight into the creation of the mythology of [[Middle-earth]], through the alliterative verse tales of two of the most crucial stories in Tolkien's world - those of [[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]] and of [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]] and [[Lúthien]]. The first of the poems is the unpublished ''[[Lay of the Children of Húrin]]'', narrating on a grand scale the tragedy of Túrin Turambar. The second is the moving ''[[Lay of Leithian]]'', the chief source of the tale of Beren and Lúthien in ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', telling of the Quest of the Silmaril and the encounter with [[Morgoth]] in his subterranean fortress.
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'''''The Lays of Beleriand''''' is the third volume of ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]''. It gives us a privileged insight into the creation of the mythology of [[Middle-earth]], through the alliterative verse tales of two of the most crucial stories in Tolkien's world - those of [[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]] and of [[Beren]] and [[Lúthien]]. The first of the poems is the unpublished ''[[Lay of the Children of Húrin]]'', narrating on a grand scale the tragedy of Túrin Turambar. The second is the moving ''[[Lay of Leithian]]'', the chief source of the tale of Beren and Lúthien in ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', telling of the Quest of the Silmaril and the encounter with [[Morgoth]] in his subterranean fortress.
  
 
==Contents==
 
==Contents==
* Preface
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# "[[The Lay of the Children of Húrin]]"
 
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# "[[Poems Early Abandoned]]"
===[[The Lay of the Children of Húrin]]===
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# "[[The Lay of Leithian]]"
* Prologue (Húrin and Morgoth)
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# "[[The Lay of Leithian Recommenced]]"
* I Túrin's Fostering
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* II Beleg
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* III Failivrin
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====Second Version of the Lay====
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* I (Hurin and Morgoth)
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* II Turin's Fostering
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===Poems Early Abandoned===
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* [[The Flight of the Noldoli]]
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* Fragment of an alliterative Lay of Eärendel
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* [[The Lay of the Fall of Gondolin]]
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===[[The Lay of Leithian]]===
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====Canto====
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto I|I (Of Thingol)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto II|II (Gorlim's betrayal and Beren's revenge)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto III|III (Beren's meeting with Luthien)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto IV|IV (Beren before Thingol)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto V|V (Luthien's captivity in Doriath)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto VI|VI (Beren in Nargothrond)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto VII|VII (Beren and Felagund before Thu)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto VIII|VIII (Luthien in Nargothrond)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto IX|IX (The defeat of Thu)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto X|X (The attack by Celegorm and Curufin)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto XI|XI (The disguising of Beren and Luthien and the journey to Angband)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto XII|XII (Fingolfin and Morgoth; the meeting with Carcharoth)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto XIII|XIII (Beren and Luthien in Angband)]]
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* [[Lay of Leithian Canto XIV|XIV (Escape from Angband)]]
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* Unwritten Cantos
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* Appendix: Commentary by C.S. Lewis
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===The Lay of Leithian Recommenced===
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* Note on the original submission on the Lay of Leithian and The Silmarillion in 1937
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* Glossary of Obsolete, Archaic, and Rare Words and Meanings
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* Index
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The Lays of Beleriand
The Lays of Beleriand.jpg
AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
PublisherGeorge Allen and Unwin (UK)
Houghton Mifflin (US)
Released22 August 1985 (UK)
20 November, 1985 (US)
FormatHardcover
Pages400
ISBN0395394295

The Lays of Beleriand is the third volume of The History of Middle-earth. It gives us a privileged insight into the creation of the mythology of Middle-earth, through the alliterative verse tales of two of the most crucial stories in Tolkien's world - those of Túrin Turambar and of Beren and Lúthien. The first of the poems is the unpublished Lay of the Children of Húrin, narrating on a grand scale the tragedy of Túrin Turambar. The second is the moving Lay of Leithian, the chief source of the tale of Beren and Lúthien in The Silmarillion, telling of the Quest of the Silmaril and the encounter with Morgoth in his subterranean fortress.

[edit] Contents

  1. "The Lay of the Children of Húrin"
  2. "Poems Early Abandoned"
  3. "The Lay of Leithian"
  4. "The Lay of Leithian Recommenced"


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