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Morgoth's Ring

Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One
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AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
EditorChristopher Tolkien
PublisherUnwin Hyman (UK)
Houghton Mifflin (US)
Released23 September 1993 (UK)
14 December 1993 (US)
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.


[edit] 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]

[edit] Contents

Part One: Ainulindalë
Part Two: The Annals of Aman
Part Three: 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
Part Four: Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth
Part Five: Myths Transformed

[edit] Publication history and image Gallery

1993, Unwin Hyman 1st ed.; hardcover; ISBN 0261103040  
1994, HarperCollins 1st paperback ed.; ISBN 0261103008; Cover illustration by John Howe  
2002, HarperCollins; ISBN 0261103008; Cover illustration by John Howe  
2010, HarperCollins; reissue (print on demand), hardcover; ISBN 0-00-736534-9  

[edit] External links


  1. "Morgoth's Ring", HarperCollins (accessed 27 August 2011)

The History of Middle-earth series
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